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Make a difference in students’ lives — earn your teacher certification in as few as 15 months without paying any tuition.*

Teachers are responsible for educating future generations of leaders, innovators, and change-makers — guiding and supporting students through their K-12 careers. At University of Bridgeport, you’ll gain the core content knowledge and in-depth teaching skills you need to make a difference in the lives of every student in your classroom.

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Take the First Steps in Your Teaching Career

Two start dates a year

10+ certification options

Classes offered on our Bridgeport and Waterbury campuses

Tuition-paid internship with more than 60 placement options in nearby school districts

The only university in CT offering middle-grades certification

best teacher certification programs in connecticut

Begin Your Journey Toward a Career Inspiring Young Minds

Teachers inspire the students in their classrooms to challenge themselves to reach their highest potential. At University of Bridgeport, you’ll prepare for a rewarding career in education, gaining the content knowledge and educational skills you need for success in the classroom and beyond.

University of Bridgeport School of Education

University of Bridgeport is home to one of the first schools of education in the state and the only school in Connecticut that currently offers middle-grades certification. We’ve developed leading teacher certification programs that will get you into a rewarding career as a life-long learner and educator.

Tuition-Paid Internship

Complete your master’s degree and earn your teacher certification in as few as 15 months without paying any tuition.* We partner with over 60 school districts in the area — you will serve as a substitute teacher and school intern during the day and attend classes at night. This program saves you money on your degree and gives you the hands-on classroom experience you need to jump-start your career as an educator.

*You must pay the fees for credits earned during your two-semester internship.

Teacher Certification Options

  • Business
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • History & Social Studies
  • Music (elementary and secondary)
  • Remedial Language Arts (elementary and secondary)
  • Science (biology, chemistry, earth science, general science, and physics)

“UB has rekindled my passion for education — learning new strategies and, most importantly, digging into the why of any issue we face today. Finding a solution that fits the why has been invaluable to me. My professors in each of the courses have shown their passion and dedication to helping us learn more about ourselves — why we are in this field and what we need to do to help the youth of today be the leaders of tomorrow.”
— Usha Kumar

“I am loving teaching!’ I have so much joy every day. Getting to instill kindness and compassion through music is a blessing. UB showed me the importance of finding yourself and finding a more true version of yourself by embracing others and their differences. Not only is this a powerful thing musically, but it is the epitome of effective teaching.”

— Tyler Suarez

Invest in Yourself.

Paying for college doesn’t have to be stressful. In addition to the tuition-paid internships, there are a variety of federal, state, and private financial aid programs available, including grants, scholarships, and student loans. The Office of Student Financial Services is ready to connect with you and guide you toward achieving your dream of a college education.

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