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|Has the state adopted leadership standards?||Yes. Connecticut has adopted the Connecticut School Leadership Standards.||Source|
|Which state entity approves traditional school leader preparation programs?||Connecticut State Board of Education||Conn. Agencies Regs. 10-145d-9|
|Does state policy require school leader preparation programs to align with adopted standards?||Yes. Educator preparation programs must align with Connecticut Standards, defined as CAEP standards. Programs must also ensure that candidates demonstrate current Connecticut licensure competencies and the Code of Professional Responsibility for School Administrators.||
Conn. Agencies Regs. 10-145d-11
|Does state policy require field experience as part of school leader preparation programs?||No state policy found. However, CAEP standards require advanced preparation programs to include varied and developmental clinical settings that allow opportunities for candidates to practice applications of content knowledge and skills.||Source|
|Does state policy allow for innovative or experimental preparation programs?||No state policy found.|
|Certification and Licensure|
|What are the initial school leader certification requirements?||To qualify for an Initial Educator Certificate for Intermediate Administrator or Supervisor, a candidate must:
||Conn. Agencies Regs. 10-145d-574|
|What are the requirements for school leaders licensed out-of-state?||Out-of-state applicants are held to the same requirements as in-state candidates.
However, an applicant who has completed at least 30 school months, within the last ten years, of successful service as an administrator or supervisor in an approved public/non-public school in another state or three years as a managerial or professional staff member for a state education agency may receive a Provisional Educator Certificate for Intermediate Administrator or Supervisor without completion of the Connecticut Administrator Test (CAT).
|Conn. Agencies Regs. 10-145d-575|
|Is there an alternative route to initial certification?||An approved public or independent institution of higher education, a local or regional board of education, a regional educational service center or a private, nonprofit teacher or administrator training organization may seek approval to offer alternative route to certification programs for school administrators. State policy provides additional requirements.||Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 10-145p|