Definitions of and requirements for certificates referenced in
Sections 10-220a-1 to
inclusive, of these regulations are contained in Sections 10-145d-100 to
10-145d-306, inclusive, of the Regulations of Connecticut State
As used in Sections 10-220a-1 to
(a) "Alternate route
beginning teacher" means an individual who initially holds a temporary 90-day
certificate and who participates in an alternate route beginning educator
program leading to the issuance of a provisional educator
instrument" means the instrument or instruments developed and validated by the
Department and based on the Connecticut Teaching Competencies.
(c) "Assessor" means an individual who has
successfully completed a Department approved training program for
(d) "Assessor candidate"
means an individual who has been selected for assessor training but has not yet
successfully completed such training.
(e) "Beginning educator program" means the
support and assessment program, as made available by the Board, required of
teacher" means an individual serving under an initial educator certificate,
interim initial educator certificate, temporary 90-day certificate or
durational shortage area permit.
(g) "Board" means the Connecticut State Board
(h) "Board of
education" means a local or regional board of education, regional educational
service center, unified school district, cooperative arrangement established
pursuant to Section
of the General Statutes, approved private special education facility, the
Gilbert School, Norwich Free Academy and Woodstock Academy. For the regional
vocational-technical school system, "board of education" means the
vocational-technical school committee of the Board. In addition, for the
cooperating teacher program only, boards of education include the governing
bodies of other prekindergarten, elementary and secondary institutions approved
by the commissioner.
teacher" means an individual who holds a professional educator certificate or a
provisional certificate with a minimum of three years of teaching experience
and who provides direct instruction to students.
(j) "College supervisor" means the individual
designated by a college or university to supervise student teachers.
(k) "Commissioner" means the Connecticut
Commissioner of Education.
"Connecticut Teaching Competencies" means those descriptors, as adopted by the
Board, of skills and abilities which a teacher should possess.
(m) "Cooperating teacher" means an individual
who has been selected and trained to provide support and instructional
assistance to a student teacher.
(n) "Cooperating teacher candidate" means an
individual who has been selected for training as a cooperating teacher but who
has not yet successfully completed such training.
(o) "Cooperating teacher team" means a group
of individuals, led by a cooperating teacher, which provides support and
instructional assistance to a beginning teacher or group of student
(p) "Cooperating teacher
program" means the program of training, as made available by the Board, which
is designed to prepare classroom teachers to serve as cooperating teachers in
the student teaching component of a teacher preparation program.
(q) "Department" means the Connecticut State
Department of Education.
"District committee" means the committee formed by an employing agent to
implement the cooperating teacher program and the support component of the
beginning educator program.
"District facilitator" means the professional employee employed in a position
requiring a certificate issued by the Board who is appointed by the employing
agent to serve as the liaison between the board of education and the Department
for the beginning educator program and the cooperating teacher
(t) "Employing agent"
means the chief executive officer or other official authorized by the chief
executive officer or supervising authority of a board of education.
(u) "Mentor" means an individual who has
successfully completed a Department approved training program to provide
support and instructional assistance to a beginning teacher.
(v) "Mentor candidate" means an individual
who has been selected for training as a mentor but has not yet successfully
completed such training.
"Mentor team" means a group of individuals, led by a mentor, which provides
support and instructional assistance to a beginning teacher or group of
administrator" means a principal, director or other designated administrator of
a school building.
teacher" means an individual enrolled in a teacher preparation program and
placed in a cooperating teacher's classroom for instruction and practice in
(z) "Teacher assessor"
means a classroom teacher who has successfully completed a department approved
training program for assessors.
(aa) "Teacher preparation program" means a
planned program of preparation provided by a regionally accredited institution
or a Connecticut institution accredited by the Connecticut Board of Governors
of Higher Education and which is approved by the Board or other appropriate
governing body in the state in which the institution is located.