Connecticut

State Policies

Policy Area State Policy
Arts as Core Academic Subject

Not found in statute or code.

Early Childhood Arts Ed State Standards Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards (2014)
Elementary & Secondary Arts Ed State Standards

Connecticut Arts Curricular Content Areas (1998)

Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - Elementary

Prescribed Courses of Study: In the public schools the program of instruction offered shall include at least the following subject matter... the arts. For purposes of this subsection, the “arts” means any form of visual or performing arts, which may include, but not be limited to, dance, music, art and theatre. (Conn. Agencies Regs. § 164-10-16b)

Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - Middle

Prescribed Courses of Study: In the public schools the program of instruction offered shall include at least the following subject matter...the arts. For purposes of this subsection, the “arts” means any form of visual or performing arts, which may include, but not be limited to, dance, music, art and theatre. (Conn. Agencies Regs. § 164-10-16b)

Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - High School Prescribed Courses of Study: In the public schools the program of instruction offered shall include at least the following subject matter...the arts. For purposes of this subsection, the “arts” means any form of visual or performing arts, which may include, but not be limited to, dance, music, art and theatre. (Conn. Agencies Regs. § 164-10-16b)
Arts Requirements for High School Graduation

Commencing with classes graduating in 2021, and for each graduating class thereafter, no local or regional board of education shall permit any student to graduate from high school or grant a diploma to any student who has not satisfactorily completed (1) a minimum of 25 credits, including not fewer than (A) nine credits in the humanities, including not fewer than (iii) one credit in fine arts. (Conn. Agencies Regs. § 170-10-221a)

Arts Alternatives for High School Graduation For classes graduating from 2004 to 2020, inclusive, no local or regional board of education shall permit any student to graduate from high school or grant a diploma to any student who has not satisfactorily completed a minimum of twenty credits [including]...not fewer than one in the arts or vocational education. (Conn. Agencies Regs. § 170-10-221a)
Arts Ed Assessment Requirements

Not found in statute or code.

Arts Ed Requirements for State Accreditation

Not found in statute or code.

Licensure Requirements for Non-Arts Teachers

Initial Educator Certificate Requirements--Early Childhood: To receive an initial educator certificate for early childhood teaching with an endorsement in birth through kindergarten and nursery through grade three, an applicant shall present evidence of having completed a minimum of 39 credits in 5 of 6 areas [one of which is fine arts]. Applicants for a K-3 certificate must also have completed college coursework that includes teaching and learning of the arts. (Conn. Agencies Regs. § 10-145d-431)

Initial Educator Certificate Requirements--Elementary: To receive an initial educator certificate for elementary teaching, an applicant shall present evidence of having completed a minimum of 39 credits in 5 of 6 areas [one of which is fine arts]. [In addition, applicants shall complete] a minimum of 30 semester hours in professional education [which] may include areas such as: (4) teaching the arts. (Conn. Agencies Regs. § 10-145d-436)

Initial Educator Certificate Requirements--Middle Grades: To receive an initial educator certificate for teaching at the middle grades, an applicant shall present evidence of having completed a minimum of 39 credits in 5 of 6 areas [one of which is fine arts]. [Requirements] for the humanities interdisciplinary major [include] course work in 3 areas: literature, philosophy, drama, fine arts, dance, theology or foreign language. (Conn. Agencies Regs. § 10-145d-446)

Initial Educator Certificate Requirements--Secondary Grades: To receive an initial educator certificate for secondary academic subjects, an applicant shall present evidence of having completed a minimum of 39 credits in 5 of 6 areas [one of which is fine arts]. (Conn. Agencies Regs. § 10-145d-451)

Licensure Requirements for Arts Teachers

Certificate Required: A certificate for each special subject or field shall be required for anyone employed by a board of education in the following special subjects taught at the elementary and secondary levels: agriculture, art, health, home economics, technology education, music and physical education. An applicant shall present evidence of having completed a minimum of 39 credits in 5 of 6 areas [one of which is fine arts]. (Conn. Agencies Regs. § 10-145d-454)

State Arts Ed Grant Program or School for Arts

Not found in statute or code.

Other State Arts Ed Policies

Not found in statute or code.

Links to Administrative Code

Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies

Links to State Statutes

General Statutes of Connecticut

Arts Ed Surveys

Survey Info Description
Date of Survey

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Date of Release/Publication

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Population or Sample

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Unit of Analysis (school or district)

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Response Rate to Survey

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Survey Report

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Date of Past Survey

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Public K-12 Education Indicators

Indicator Value
Total Enrollment

550,954

Pupil/Teacher Ratio

12.5

Per Pupil Expenditures

$18,324

% High School Graduation Rate

75.1%

% High School Drop-out Rate

5.0%

% Eligible for Free & Reduced Lunch

36.6%

% Minority Students

40.4%

% English Language Learners

5.8%

% Served Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

12.7%