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Just a Reminder... Alternate Route to Certification Applications and Minority Teacher Incentive Grant Requests must be submitted by May 17, 2002. Minority Teacher Incentive Grant.

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minority teacher incentive grant

Just a Reminder...Alternate Route to Certification Applicationsand Minority Teacher Incentive Grant Requestsmust be submitted by May 17, 2002.

Minority Teacher Incentive Grant

You will be notified in July, 2002 if you have been accepted into the weekend program and are eligible for a tuition grant.

Is it time for YOU to become a teacher?

Alternate Route to Certification II

October 18, 2002 - May 3, 2003

Department of Higher Education

(860) 947-1300 www.ctdhe.org

For more information, please contact:

Department of Higher Education

Alternate Route to Certification

61 Woodland Street

Hartford, CT 06105

(860) 947-1300





Teach and Inspire

If you answered yes, the Connecticut Department of Higher Education can help you earn your teaching certificate through the Alternate Route to Certification II Program and the Minority Teacher Incentive Grant Program.If you are interested in applying for the Department’s weekend program, please complete and submit the enclosed application form by May 17, 2002. If you are a minority candidate, you may be eligible for a special grant of up to $2,000 to assist you with your Alternate Route tuition.To qualify, you must be an applicant of African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American or Native American Heritage.To apply, submit a letter requesting consideration for the Minority Teacher Incentive Grant with your Alternate Route to Certification II application by May 17, 2002.If you are accepted into the weekend program and are eligible for the grant award, you will be notified in July, 2002.For more information about the Minority Teacher Incentive Grant Program or the Alternate Route to Certification application process, please call (860) 947-1300 or 1-800- 842-0229.

“Why was it the right time for

YOU to become a teacher?”

“Being alive is a miracle and at the same time a responsibility. We are here to enjoy all the richness of nature and intelligence, but we have to accept the challenge of leaving a better world for those who are behind us and want to enjoy it, too. That is why I decided to be a teacher.”

Gonzalo Restrepo, 1999 ARC Graduate

Spanish Teacher

“Though I teach math, I consider myself foremost an educator. By that, I mean I teach the students how to approach life, how to prepare for it, and how to live. Hence, while it is important to know your subject matter well, there’s no replacement for a mature teacher experienced in life itself. Your life experiences are a tremendous asset in and out of the classroom.”

Jaf Chiang, 1999 ARC Graduate

Math Teacher

“It’s a wonderful time to be teaching. Young people are very smart and have a lot to share. Their insights may sometimes differ from yours but, having been in their shoes, you can really connect. I enjoy creating an environment in which kids feel comfortable, welcome and accepted. I chose teaching for the best reason -- the chance to work with young people.”

Catherine Amadasun, 1996 ARC Graduate

Alternative Education Teacher