History/Social Studies Certification

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These pages will help you get all the information you need to become a state-certified History & Social Studies secondary (7-12) teacher.

The CCSU History Department coordinates one of the largest teacher preparation programs at the University and one of the largest History & Social Studies programs in the state. Our graduates teach in middle and high schools throughout Connecticut and New England and often serve as cooperating teachers for the next generation of students.

Whether you are an undergraduate interested in becoming a teacher, have a BA degree and want to return to school to get certified as a teacher, have already been accepted into the Professional Program, or are one of our graduates, this section of the History Department’s website should help you find out everything you need to know.

Effective July 1, 2010, Connecticut law requires all students in teacher/educator certification programs to undergo state and national criminal history background checks before participating in school-based field experiences. The procedures for obtaining the background checks and the length of time they are valid will be established by the State Department of Education and cannot be changed. You will be responsible for the cost of the background check and will be provided with the necessary consent forms and other documents needed to conduct it. As part of the background check, you will need to be fingerprinted. If you fail to pass the background check, you may be unable to complete your chosen degree program at Central Connecticut State University. The University will not be responsible for your inability to complete your chosen degree program.

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