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Schools Offering Teaching Programs in Connecticut

Around 1.5% of Connecticut's graduates graduate from teaching degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 1,257 teachers graduate from Connecticut's 16 teaching schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Connecticut that has a teaching program is University of Connecticut. University of Connecticut, which was ranked 19th in the country in 2010, is located in Storrs Mansfield. 95 students graduated with a degree in teaching from University of Connecticut in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Connecticut was $10,416 per year.

Fairfield University, which was ranked 27th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Connecticut that has a teaching program. It is located in Fairfield. 18 students graduated with degree in teaching from Fairfield University in 2010. Students at Fairfield University paid $39,040 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Connecticut with a teaching program is Quinnipiac University, which is located in Hamden. In 2010, it was ranked 31st nationwide. In 2010, 120 students graduated from Quinnipiac University teaching program. The tuition rate at Quinnipiac University was $34,250 per year.


If you choose to attend a Connecticut teaching school, average tuition will be $17,508 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,406 per year to $39,040 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Connecticut teaching schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Fairfield University - located in Fairfield, students are charged $39,040 per year
  2. Quinnipiac University - located in Hamden, students are charged $34,250 per year
  3. Sacred Heart University - located in Bridgeport, students are charged $31,440 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Connecticut teaching schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Manchester Community College - located in Manchester, students are charged $3,406 per year
  2. Naugatuck Valley Community College - located in Waterbury, students are charged $3,406 per year
  3. Central Connecticut State University - located in New Britain, students are charged $7,861 per year

A teaching degree from a Connecticut school... what next?

Some of the most popular jobs teaching graduates in Connecticut pursue include primary school education administrator, education administrator, business teacher, computer science teacher, and mathematical science teacher. 47,730 teachers were working in Connecticut in 2010. Of these, 960 were english teachers. In addition, 3,090 were primary school education administrators, and 2,100 were education administrators. The largest populations of Connecticut teacher are working in the following counties:

  1. Hartford County - 13,990 teachers
  2. Fairfield County - 12,040 teachers
  3. Middlesex County - 9,010 teachers

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of teachers in the state of Connecticut will grow to 46,630. This would require a 12% growth in the field.


teachers in Connecticut earn $74,901 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Connecticut teacher earned as little as less than $20,460 per year or as much as more than $164,480 per year. The counties in Connecticut with the highest average salary for teachers are:

  1. Middlesex County - $75,604 per year
  2. Litchfield County - $74,302 per year
  3. Fairfield County - $74,093 per year

The following counties in Connecticut have the lowest average salaries for teacher:

  1. Windham County - $65,598 per year
  2. Hartford County - $71,414 per year
  3. New London County - $72,000 per year

On average, the highest paid teachers in Connecticut were:

  1. Business Teacher - $128,010 per year
  2. Primary School Education Administrator - $112,030 per year
  3. Education Administrator - $98,350 per year

The teachers with lowest average salaries in Connecticut were:

  1. Literacy Teacher - $50,530 per year
  2. Postsecondary Vocational Teacher - $45,870 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in teaching in Connecticut and to compare salaries with various related fields such as early childhood education or special education, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Teaching in Connecticut
  • Bachelor's Degree in Teaching in Connecticut
  • Master's Degree in Teaching in Connecticut
  • Doctoral Degree in Teaching in Connecticut

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary n/a $77,840
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 17,770 $66,500 -15.4%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 10,570 $68,420 -5.8%
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 3,090 $112,030 8.4%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 2,790 $70,020 -14.2%
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 2,100 $98,350 22.8%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 1,810 $128,010 123.5%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 1,800 $62,190 -9.1%
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 1,670 $59,520
Instructional Coordinators 1,490 $75,790 53.6%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 1,210 $45,870 47.6%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 960 $72,110 41.2%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 790 $50,530 -44.8%
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 760 $74,780 52.0%
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 700 $67,550 141.4%
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 220 $68,910 -4.3%

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