Alternate Route to Certification for Teachers of English Language Learners

Earn a Cross-Endorsement While You Continue to Teach!


This Program is Not Currently Accepting Applications. 

Applications for 2018-19 will be Accepted in Early 2018.

To Be Notified of Future Cohorts CLICK HERE 


ARCTELL is an advanced educator preparation program approved by the CT State Board of Education. It was developed by ACES in response to the statewide shortage of qualified, certified PK-12 teachers in the areas of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Bilingual Education in CT.

Teachers who complete the program of study, as well as CT standardized testing requirements, will earn cross-endorsement #111, TESOL PK-12. Participants may also be eligible to earn a bilingual education cross-endorsement in their content area.

The ARCTELL program is offered in both collaborative face-to-face and eLearning models. Learn more about program options here.