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CCSU Partners with EASTCONN to Offer a New Sixth-Year Certificate Cohort in Hampton, CT

In collaboration with EASTCONN, Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) will offer a new, Hampton-based Sixth-Year Certificate program in Educational Leadership for aspiring northeastern Connecticut administrators, starting in the summer of 2021.

This will be the third cohort in CCSU’s Educational Leadership program offered to educators in the northeastern Connecticut region. Since the program began four years ago, 20 educators have earned and graduated with their Sixth-Year Certificate through the CCSU-EASTCONN collaboration. The second CCSU/EASTCONN Sixth-Year cohort, which began its coursework in Hampton in 2018, graduated in May 2020.

An online information session is planned for Thursday, December 3, 2020, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. To learn more or to register for the information session, contact Assistant Professor Dr. Toni Ryan, of CCSU’s Department of Educational Leadership, at amryan@ccsu.edu.  

“We remain committed to serving the needs of schools and districts in the northeastern corner of Connecticut, and we are extremely pleased that we’re able to continue to offer educators from the EASTCONN region the opportunity to earn a high-quality, Sixth-Year Certificate closer to home,” said Ryan. She added that the CCSU/EASTCONN Sixth-Year program concentrates on issues that are unique to small, rural school districts.

The EASTCONN-region’s CCSU Sixth-Year cohort will start its all-online class schedule in the summer of 2021. If a decision is made to hold in-person sessions next fall, classes will meet at EASTCONN’s Conference Center, 376 Hartford Turnpike, Hampton, in a hybrid format with both online and in-person sessions. A start date and meeting times will be announced later. The new Sixth-Year program application deadline is March 1, 2021.

The CCSU Sixth-Year Certificate is a post-master’s program for experienced educators who seek their Intermediate Administration and Supervision 092 Certification, issued by the Connecticut State Department of Education. In Connecticut, an 092 certification is required for any educational administrative position.

EASTCONN is a public, non-profit Regional Educational Service Center that has been serving the education needs of northeastern Connecticut schools and communities since 1980. Learn more at www.eastconn.org.