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Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates (TCPCG)

Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates; TCPCG; UConn Neag School of Education
Luis Organista is a first-generation college graduate whose work in environmental conservation for the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection inspired him to become an educator. He fulfilled his dream through UConn’s one-year Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates at the Neag School. (Ryan Glista/Neag School)

The Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates (TCPCG) at UConn’s Neag School of Education operates out of three regional campuses: Avery Point, Greater Hartford, and Waterbury.

  • Candidates in the program earn Connecticut Teacher Certification and a MA in Education
  • TCPCG is an 11-month accelerated program
  • TCPCG is a full-time program; no part-time options are available
  • New cohorts begin every summer at all three campuses
  • The program involves 4 consecutive semesters of coursework: Summer Session I, Summer Session II, Fall Semester, & Spring Semester

Certification Areas

Avery Point: Mathematics Education, Science Education, Special Education

Greater Hartford: Agricultural Education, English Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Social Studies Education, Special Education, World Languages Education (World languages concentrations include American Sign Language, French, German, Italian, Latin, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish)

Waterbury: Agricultural Education, English Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Social Studies Education, World Languages Education (World languages concentrations include American Sign Language, French, German, Italian, Latin, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish)

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Why consider a career in teaching? Click the photo to watch a video featuring Neag School grad and social studies teacher Justis Lopez.