REACH to Teach is a USJ graduate program that combines initial secondary teacher licensure with an M.A. in one streamlined, cohort program.
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With today's significant teacher shortages in the secondary schools, it is an opportune time to become an exceptional secondary teacher – and REACH to Teach can help get you there.
Candidates with an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution who earned a minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA and a 3.0 in the major, and have taken the PRAXIS I test or hold a PRAXIS waiver letter, are invited to apply. More details and information are provided during a meeting with a licensure officer.
Call the licensure office, 860.231.5335, to schedule an appointment. Before your appointment, send an official copy of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, as well as your PRAXIS I score report or PRAXIS I waiver letter, to: Licensure Officer, School of Education, University of Saint Joseph, 1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117.
REACH will prepare the best and brightest teachers for CT schools. We prepare prospective middle and high school teachers for today's diverse secondary classrooms in an accelerated cohort program. Eligible candidates who sign a REACH to Teach program agreement will be accepted into the program in limited-size cohort groups that begin each August. Financial aid is available to eligible candidates for two years.
You will complete the process for admission to the School of Education after meeting with the licensure officer who will provide you with all necessary information. The REACH to Teach faculty will evaluate your application and notify you of your acceptance to REACH at the same time as your admission to the School of Education. You will sign and return a REACH to Teach agreement and meet with the REACH program director.
You may transfer all your completed courses to the traditional program with no loss of course credits. You will complete a new planned program of study for licensure as well as a new plan of study for the M.A. An additional three-credit course for the M.A. is required. The scholarship for student teaching credits does not apply to the traditional program.
Yes, please contact REACH Program Director: Dr. Anthony Johnston, 860.231.5830, [email protected]
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