What Tests Do I Need to Take?

For information regarding ALL certification requirements, visit the Connecticut State Department of Education website's Guide to Assessments for Educator Certification in Connecticut Link opens in a new window. or contact the Certification Office via email at teacher.cert@ct.gov or by telephone at (860) 713-6969.

Early Childhood. As of February 1, 2015, candidates completing preparation or seeking certification in Integrated Early Childhood/Special Education N–K, Elementary Education Grades 1–3 Endorsement (endorsement #113) will be required to take and pass the CTCE Early Childhood (002) test.

Foundations of Reading. Teacher candidates in Connecticut applying for an Elementary Education Endorsement (endorsement #013 or #305), an Integrated Early Childhood/Special Education N–K, Elementary Education Grades 1–3 Endorsement (endorsement #113), or a Comprehensive Special Education Endorsement (endorsement #165) are required to take and pass the Foundations of Reading (090/190) test, in addition to the current testing requirements as outlined under Early Childhood (above).

Reading Specialist. As of February 1, 2015, candidates applying for a Reading and Language Arts Consultant PK–12 Endorsement (endorsement #097) or Remedial Reading and Remedial Language Arts Grades 1–12 Endorsement (endorsement #102) will be required to take and pass the CTCE Reading Specialist (008) test.


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