Bachelor of Science in Education

Planned Programs & Certification

Once you complete our formal acceptance requirements, you receive a handbook that introduces you to the stages or ‘gates’ you will pass through in your professional development. In our ‘planned’ programs, you’ll work with Albertus’ Certification Officer to plot your entire academic career and see exactly what’s expected for your success. Programs lead to Connecticut teacher certification in three main areas:

Elementary Certification

We offer certification for grades K-6 in art

Middle School Certification

We offer certification for grades 4-8 in art, English, general science, history/social studies, mathematics.

High School Certification

We offer certification for grades 7-12 in art, biology, business, chemistry, general science, English, history/social studies, mathematics, Spanish.

If you’re interested in teaching at the early childhood (birth-K or N-3) or elementary (grades 1-6) levels, you’ll want to meet with Albertus’ Director of Education Programs to review state regulations regarding certification and endorsement requirements.

Planned Program Requirements

  • Submit to the Office of Education Programs an original and personal essay stating reasons for the choice of teaching as a career goal;
  • Request an appointment with the Certification Officer or the Director of Education Programs for the purpose of plotting a planned program leading to certification;
  • Obtain on the Praxis I tests the score required by the Connecticut State Department of Education [or obtain a waiver if appropriate];
  • Select a major subject from approved endorsement areas;
  • Complete ED 190W and PY 111.
  • Note: Applicants intending to obtain teacher certification must fulfill the above requirements before the completion of six credits in education courses. Those accepted as candidates must maintain an average of 2.7 overall throughout their studies, with an average of 3.0 in their major content area.