Connecticut State Colleges and Universities
Charter Oak State College Official Catalog

ECE ARC: Alternate Route to Certification

This program consists of intensive and accelerated instruction by expert faculty. Accepted students must meet with the ECE ARC coordinator to discuss individual learning goals and needs. All students will receive orientation in the use of on-line learning technology and Charter Oak State College resources. Students will complete on-line coursework as well as meet for weekend classes on Saturdays at Charter Oak . Additionally, students must be able to complete multiple field based projects throughout the duration of the program as well as complete a four week unpaid full-time internship. Field sites for the internship will be selected for the students with the support of the  ECE ARC coordinator. Students must successfully complete all portions of the program as well as complete a final edTPA portfolio assessment in order to be recommended for teacher certification. No letter grades are  posted to the official transcript for this program. Transcripts will display an 'NG' (No Grade) in the grade column. Students who complete the ECE ARC program must obtain employment for 90 days with a temporary teaching certificate prior to receiving their initial teaching certification from the State Department of Education.

The courses for this Certification include:

ARC 001

Methods 1: Infant Toddler

ARC 002

Methods 2: Preschool/K

ARC 005

ARC Language and Literacy 2: Preschool and Kindergarten

ARC 006

Infant/Toddler Special Needs and Assessment

ARC 007

Preschool Special Needs & Assessment

ARC 008

Fieldwork and Observations

ARC 009Ethics and Professionalism
ARC 010Challenging Behaviors
edTPA Assessment*CSDE assessment

*Completed during a student teaching experience.

Program Policies

When a student accepts an offer to enroll in the ARC program from Charter Oak State College the student accepts full responsibility to pay all tuition, fees, and other associated costs.

Students can view and print a Statement of Activity through the MyCharterOak student portal. Billing statements are also available with historical activity. These statements should be used for any student submitting for reimbursement. No other statement can be provided.

Costs are divided into 3 main components summarized on our fees page.

Financial Aid is not available for ARC candidates.

Withdrawal & Refunds for ECE/ARC Program

Students are eligible for a 100% refund of any instructional semester costs paid if they drop prior to the start of the semester. Students withdrawn during a semester will still be financially responsible for semester charges. A student’s failure to attend class or receive a bill does not absolve the student of financial responsibility. If a student wishes to appeal charges on their account, he or she must appeal in writing, to the Provost, within 15 working days of the last day of the course.

Please review our Billing Polices prior to enrolling in the ARC program.  

Additional Undergraduate Courses

If you need to take additional undergraduate credit courses to meet the requirements for certification, the cost would be $700 per three credit course.  There would not be an additional application, semester, or tech fee. Regular credit course withdrawal and refund policies would apply.


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