Connecticut- State Information

MEA President: Amy Bovin
Advocacy Leadership Force member: Daniel Kinsman
ALF Member Email:

2021 Legislative Session Info- Legislature Website

Legislative Calendar

Convenes: 1/6/2021
Adjourns: 5/12/2021

Meeting virtually in 2021

Cross-Over Deadline None
Budget Deadline  
Introduction Deadlines  
Governor Ned Lamont (D)
Joint Education Committee Chairs

CHAIR: Rep. Robert C. Sanchez (D)
VICE CHAIR: Rep. Jill Barry (D)

Partisan Split House- D Senate-D
House Clerk Contact 860-240-0400
Senate Secretary Contact 860-240-0500
Carryover to 2022 No

State Board of Education

State Board of Education Website  
State Board of Education Meeting Schedule  

ESSA Implementation Information

ESSA State Plan 

Title I Director None
Title IV Director None
Title IV Website None
Title IV Allocations None
Application Timeline for Federal Funds None Given

State Certification Information


Certificate Age Levels and Subject Areas

Levels and Length of Certification

Testing Requirements

Teacher Performance Assessment




*Does not account for assessment fee (e.g., Praxis, edTPA, etc.)s

Alternate Path to Licensure

State Certification Website:


General Skills Test

Content/Subject Specific Test

Pedagogical Knowledge


Additional Coursework


More information can be found at:

CT Music PK-12 Initial Educator Certificate (3-year)
Provisional Educator Certificate (8-year)
Professional Educator (5-year)
None Praxis II: Music Content & Instruction (5114) None edTPA Yes Possible additional testing and/or coursework $200 application
Fingerprinting varies
Yes June 2020

COVID-19 Information

Adapt, Advance, Achieve: Connecticut’s Plan to Learn and Grow Together

CAAA COVID-19 Guidance 2020

Title IV Success Stories

The funds below were allocated during the 2017-2018 school year.

CT: Title IV-A funds were utilized in Torrington Public Schools for the purchase of 3 new tubas for an elementary band program. The district was also able to provide free days of private lessons. The purchase of tubas has allowed Elementary Band students the opportunity to start low brass.  This has already seen benefits not only in students playing low brass but also better instrumentation Gr4-5 which allows the ensembles to perform music at an age-appropriate level.