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  • What are the qualifications for admission?

    To be considered for admission, applicants must:

    • Hold a valid CT teaching certificate
    • Be employed by a CT PreK-12 school or school district during the program of study
  • Does my current certification qualify me for cross-endorsement?

    Not all CT certification endorsements are eligible for cross-endorsement. Please click below to view a list of CT State Department of Education endorsement codes. Only those endorsements listed under Teaching Endorsements are eligible. If you do not hold one of these endorsements, then you cannot apply for this program.


  • Who are the instructors?

    ARCTEL instructors are CT certified teachers in TESOL and/or Bilingual Education. They are recognized as leaders in their field, are current to the targeted PreK-12 population, and are actively involved in the professional community.

  • What is the time commitment?

  • When is the application deadline?

    Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2019. Cohorts are open until filled, so don't wait to apply!

  • How do I apply?

    Click here for admission information and application instructions.

  • How many applicants are accepted?

    A typical cohort is approximately 20-25 participants. The program aims to be as inclusive as possible, and additional cohorts are added based on applicant numbers and need.

  • When are classes held?

    For session dates and locations, refer to the 

  • How much is tuition?

    Tuition for 2019-20 is $5,000.00, including materials. Payment can be made via check or credit card. Tuition can be paid in 4 installments of $1250.00 each.

    Installment deadlines:
    August 31, 2019
    October 31, 2019
    January 31, 2020
    March 31, 2020

  • Are there additional program costs?

    In addition to tuition, the following are additional costs that may be incurred by participants (subject to change):

    • Application fee = $75.00
    • CT cross-endorsement fee = $100.00 per endorsement
    • Praxis II testing fee = $120.00 (www.ets.org/praxis)
    • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) proficiency testing = $70.00-$139.00 per test (www.languagetesting.com) - Bilingual Education Cross-endorsement only
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