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New CT Education Academy to Launch
Academy will provide training for CT state workforce

Charter Oak Offers New Non-Credit Cybersecurity Courses
Courses teach latest cybersecurity skills

Charter Oak Ranked First for Affordability
College offers most affordable online degree program in state.

Four Join College Staff
Academic and leadership staff additions.

Charter Oak Launches Health Care Major
New major focuses on health care workforce

Charter Oak awards 2013 Community College Transfer Scholarship
Charlene Hill of Meriden, CT is awarded annual scholarship

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education
Our offices will be closed Friday, April 18 for Good Friday. We will reopen on Monday, April 21.

Alternate Route to Certification

In addition to the teacher education programs offered by Connecticut's colleges, the Department of Higher Education offers the Alternate Route to Teacher Certification (ARC). This program is designed to attract mid-career professionals to teaching.

Applicants must have at least a Bachelor's degree to apply. Many Charter Oak State College graduates have chosen to enter the teaching profession through this adult-friendly program.

With an understanding that adults have busy schedules and many demands on their time, ARC offers two formats from which you may choose. You can attend an eight-week program of full-time instruction during the summer or you can opt for the twenty-four week program that meets during the school year on Friday evenings and all day Saturdays. For more information, visit ARC's Website. In addition, Charter Oak offers workshops where you can meet with an ARC representative.

If you reside outside Connecticut, please contact your State's Department of Higher Education for similar programs.