Here find information about certification, how to apply for positions and other information for new or practicing teachers on how to become a world languages teacher in NHPS.


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All full-time teachers in New Haven Public Schools must have Connecticut certification in the language(s) that they teach.
Part-time teachers do not need to be certified, but salaries for those who are certified are slightly higher.

Here is a great PDF about becoming a teacher in Connecticut from the Department of Higher Education.

Certification Requirements

See Connecticut Certification Requirements here.
Durational Shortage Area Permits are available for world language teachers who have not yet completed their certification, but are working towards it. The DSAP must be signed by an educational institution (ARC, Southern, other) and vary by language. Certain languages, as of now, are only available for those in the ARC program (Arabic, Chinese). See the DSAP application here. Here is Southern CT State University's DSAP page.


Testing Requirements

Go here for information about the Praxis I test.
Go to Language Testing International to register for the ACTFL OPI and WPT tests that are required. Jessica Haxhi, World Languages Supervisor is a proctor and you may arrange to take the test at her office. Please email her first to discuss potential times.

Educational Options

Southern Connecticut State University offers a variety of language programs and certifications. Go to the SCSU website for more information.

Connecticut has an Alternate Route to Certification Program (ARC) in which you can become certified more quickly, if you meet the admission requirements. See the ARC website for more information.

Job Applicants

To apply online to New Haven Public Schools go here. You may submit an application before a position has been posted.