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Commencement 2015 student speaker April Cox
Barrington, RI resident named Charter Oak student speaker

Commencement 2015 speaker Colin McEnroe
Columnist and radio personality to speak at graduation

Commencement 2015 on May 31st
Over 550 students will comprise the Class of 2015, with 200 attending the ceremony

Charter Oak State College Enrollment Up 38%
The College's current enrollment is now at 2,836 students with over 2,000 of those students registered for online courses.

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

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

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

Learn about our new workforce-oriented online Cyber Security bachelor's degree program!

Connecticut Parenting Educator Credential

The Connecticut Parenting Educator Credential, a collaboration between Charter Oak State College and the Connecticut Parenting Education Network (CT-PEN), establishes consistent criteria for the knowledge, skills and experience required for parenting educators including home visitors, trainers, facilitators and parenting education coordinators. This credential is issued through Charter Oak State College at five different levels. The Credential acknowledges that, as a professional in the field, you have obtained the experience and competency in the core areas of knowledge for parenting educators and that you adhere to the CT-PEN Parenting Educator's Code of Ethics (PDF). Please note: applicants must be a current member of CT PEN. (Join CT-PEN).

The Connecticut Parenting Educator Credential is an approved program of the CT Board of Regents for Higher Education.

Program Application Process

Applications for the Credential are accepted year-round. The application fee is valid for one year from the date of payment. At any time during that one-year period, you are free to submit materials that will qualify you for completion of your credentialing requirement as they become available. Once you have met education, training and experience requirements at one of the program's levels you are responsible only for the credentialing fee.

Download the Information Packet for detailed information on How to Apply, Costs associated with the credential application, education and training requirements and descriptions of each level of the Credential:

For Additional Information

Contact: Carole Weisberg, Program Coordinator - (860) 515-3877; cweisberg@charteroak.edu Or visit CT-PEN, CT Parenting Education Network