Career and Technical Education
Take advantage of this professional development designed for CTE teachers and administrators on current topics in education such as teacher evaluation, Connecticut Core Standards, career pathways and technology. Workshops and conferences also focus on CTE subject areas.
Teacher Education and Mentoring program (TEAM)
Mentors support new teachers through five modules over a 2-year period. The modules focus on classroom environment, planning, instruction, assessment for learning, and professional responsibility. Each module is aligned with a domain of the updated Common Core.
Workforce Training Solutions (WTS)
WTS offers high-quality, cost effective professional development and customized services to meet the unique needs of each client within the convenience of their workplace.
An energy efficiency and clean energy educational program designed to facilitate students' understanding of the science, math, and technology related to energy efficiency, clean energy sources, and electricity.
Positive Youth Development
High-quality programming for youth and their families to promote literacy, career readiness, and lifelong learning.
Transportation Safety Programs and Training
CREC offers safety programs for the training of drivers, dispatchers, and managers.
Montessori Training Center Northeast
Using Dr. Maria Montessori's theories of teaching and education, students are awarded internationally recognized AMI diplomas upon completion.
CREC is now a testing site for the Educational Testing Service's (ETS) ParaPro Assessment. ETS developed the ParaPro Assessment as a way to satisfy the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act. Register now!
American Heart Association CPR and First Aid Training
Specialized training offered for American Heartsaver CPR and First Aid in a fun and educational environment. Experienced instructors provide more than just the information; they instill the confidence needed to handle any emergency situation that may arise.
The COMPASS: Helping Paraeducators Navigate the Profession
Nationally recognized, comprehensive, job-embedded professional development curriculum aligned with national paraeducator standards, with more than twenty modules such as School Climate, Instructional Strategies, Managing Behaviors, and Common Core Standards.
Speech and Language Services
Seven-course, online program of study for aspiring and/or practicing speech and language pathology assistants presented by CREC and Charter Oak State College.
Advanced Alternate Route to Certification for Special Education (AARC)
An exciting and innovative 14-month competency-based course of study approved by the Connecticut State Department of Education for certified teachers to earn a cross-endorsement in Comprehensive Special Education.
Facilitation and Presentation Certification
Two-day workshop focusing on facilitation and presentation skills, techniques for delivering powerful training, and the effective use of technology.
STRIVE (Southern Transition Real-World and Independent Vocational Education)
The STRIVE Program is a community-based transition program for students with disabilities ages 18 to 21 years old. The students participate in community-based work experiences, independent living skills, and community outings.
Academy for Life, Employment, and Purpose (LEAP)
LEAP offers structured support and guidance from caring adults to enable students success in job settings and with independent living skills. Students have (or nearly) finished grade 12, may have an intellectual disability, mental health diagnosis, or other challenges.