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Connecticut Office of Higher Education Alternate Route to Certification (ARC)
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The Alternate Route to Certification program (ARC) is an innovative and challenging program. ARC was created as part of the Education Enhancement Act of 1986. It has been offered since 1988 and is administered by the Connecticut Office of Higher Education. ARC faculty members have extensive experience working in the field as public school teachers, administrators and professors. ARC is the state’s seventh largest preparer of teachers overall and one of the highest preparers of shortage area candidates in mathematics, science and world languages. The mission of the ARC program is to provide a time-condensed pathway to teaching credentials for adults who strongly desire to become teachers and who possess strong academic and content backgrounds, as well as a wide array of life and professional experiences. ARC is designed to support adult learning styles.

  • Government/Nonprofit organization
  • Hartford, CT
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Numerous state and local organizations have recognized ARC graduates for their contributions to the teaching profession. Connecticut's 2007 Teacher of the Year is an ARC graduate, and since 2007, more than 50 ARC graduates have been named District or Building Teacher of the Year, selected for the Presidential Award in Mathematics and Science, received fellowships or other honors. Others have become superintendents, district leaders and administrators. 

Connecticut Office of Higher Education Alternate Route to Certification (ARC)
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Alternate Route to Teacher Certification
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Alternate Route to Teacher Certification
  • 9 months
    Program Duration
  • Hybrid
    Program Format
  • May 15, 2022
    Application Deadline
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Program Info

Connecticut Office of Higher Education Alternate Route to Certification (ARC) offers educator preparation in the following certification endorsement areas:

  • Biology, 7-12
  • Business Education, 7-12 
  • Chemistry,7-12
  • Earth Science, 7-12
  • English, 7-12
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics, PreK-12
  • Foreign Language, K-12
  • Math, 7-12
  • Music, PreK-12
  • Physics, 7-12
  • Science, 7-12
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts, PreK-12

The ARC 2021 hybrid program will be held from September 9, 2021 – May 26, 2022. The hybrid class schedule will be as follows:

  • Online classes will be held two weekday evenings 6PM – 9PM
  • In person classes will be held at Goodwin University on two Saturdays a month 8AM – 4PM

 

  • 9 months
    Program Duration
  • Hybrid
    Program Format
  • May 15, 2022
    Application Deadline
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Tuition & Fees
$5,500
In State Tuition
$5,500
Out of State Tuition
$125
Application Fee
Cost Offsets
Students at Connecticut Office of Higher Education Alternate Route to Certification (ARC) have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with Connecticut Office of Higher Education Alternate Route to Certification (ARC) to see if you can, too!
Amount
Description
$2,750
Tuition Discount

Military connected students receive $2,750 credit toward the $5,500 tuition.

Certifications
Biology, Grades 7-12
Business, Grades 7-12
Chemistry, Grades 7-12
Earth Science, Grades 7-12
English, Grades 7-12
French, Grades 7-12
General Science, Grades 7-12
German, Grades 7-12
Home Economics/Family & Consumer Science, Grades Pre-K-12
Italian, Grades 7-12
Latin & Classical Humanities
Mandarin Chinese, Grades 7-12
Mathematics, Grades 7-12
Music, Grades Pre-K-12
Other World Languages, Grades 7-12
Other World Languages, Grades K-12
Physics, Grades 7-12
Portuguese, Grades 7-12
Russian, Grades 7-12
Spanish, Grades 7-12
Technology Education, Grades Pre-K-12
For more information, visit: Admissions

Program Semesters/Steps Overview

  • Program Overview

Program Hallmarks

  • Hands-On Experience

  • Preparation for Diverse Populations

  • Mentoring & Coaching

  • Program Commitment to Improvement & Excellence

Stats
71
Total Enrollment
3.00
Entry GPA Min Grad Eligibility
107
Program Completers
44.00%
Acceptance Rate
Gender
  • Male
  • Female
  • 31%
  • 69%
Ethnicity
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Asian
  • Black
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
  • White
  • Two or more races
  • 0%
  • 6%
  • 5%
  • 23%
  • 0%
  • 64%
  • 2%
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