Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

State School Teacher (12 Months)

All Facility Locations

Recruitment #190503-8039T4-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction is seeking qualified candidates for State School Teacher positions.  The Unified School District #1 is a legally vested school district with over 150 employees in 14 facilities, serving 5,500 students annually.  The mission of USD #1 is to provide quality education programs for incarcerated individuals so that they can make a successful transition to society. Academic knowledge, vocational competencies, use of technology and life skills integrated with technology are offered to students in a positive environment to foster life-long learning, multicultural awareness. Education continues to be one of the Department's most valuable assets in providing opportunities that will support an offender's successful reintegration back into the community.

These positions work 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday on first shift.  USD#1 follows a 12-month school calendar.

This posting will be used to create a pool of candidates to fill future vacancies at correctional institutions as they occur.  To be considered for these opportunities at any correctional institution to the classification of State School Teacher, you must submit a completed application through JobAps before the closing date.  Permanent assignment to any of these future vacancies are subject to all mandatory requirements.

Facility Locations:

  • Bridgeport
  • Brooklyn
  • Cheshire
  • East Lyme (Niantic)
  • Enfield
  • Montville (Uncasville)
  • Newtown
  • Somers
  • Suffield

Selection Plan

Candidates selected for interview must provide the following at the time of interview:  

  • State of Connecticut Board of Education Certification
  • Cover Letter

All applicants must include a resume within the “Resume Tab” of their application.   (Note: In order to upload document you must ensure that your internet browser’s ‘pop-up’ blocker is off.  Failure to do so may prevent you from being able to upload documentation and submit your application.) Please note your certifications on your resume.

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.  

Please ensure that your application is complete.  You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.  Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete or inaccurate application will not be considered for this employment opportunity.  

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Melissa Thompson at


In a state institution, facility or region within a state unified school district, teaches appropriate early intervention, elementary, secondary, special subjects and/or special education curricula to individuals enrolled in departmental education programs.


Teaches early intervention, elementary, secondary, special subject and/or special education curricula; develops educational plans for individuals and groups material level to students ability; sets short and long term goals and evaluates progress of students; participates in planning team meetings and case review conferences assessing student behavior; may hold conferences with parents or officials concerned with student's performance; relates to professionals in ancillary educational roles; maintains student records and writes reports; performs related work as required.


Knowledge of the philosophy and methods of education and teaching; knowledge of the principles and practices of education for special needs population; knowledge of student program needs and goal setting; ability to motivate students; ability to communicate at the appropriate level; ability to establish cooperative relationships with those contacted in work; ability to prepare written reports.


Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college.


The agency is seeking candidates with the following certifications:  please note your certifications on your resume.

  • Secondary Mathematics (029)
  • Secondary Science- Biology (030)
  • Chemistry (031)
  • Physics (032)
  • Earth Science (033)
  • General Science (034)
  • Secondary English (015)
  • Secondary History (026)   
  • Special Education (165) (265)
  • Elementary Education (013)
  • Remedial Reading and Remedial LA 1-12 (102)
  • ESL/TESOL (111) (088)
  • Business Education (010)                                                                                          
  • Technology Education (047)


1. Employment in this class is conditional upon possession of a valid Connecticut State Board of Education teaching certificate appropriate to the teaching assignment.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a current Connecticut Motor Vehicle operator's license.


In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made prior to appointment.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.