Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

State School Teacher (12 Months)

Certification Required

Recruitment #210603-8039T4-001


Are you looking for an exciting and fulfilling career?
If so, we have a terrific opportunity for you!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC), is looking to hire qualified individuals for the position of State School Teacher at our Correctional Facilities throughout the state. These positions are ideal for both recent graduates and seasoned professionals!

Certifications of all kinds are necessary to facilitate the needs of our agency and to fulfill our mission. By working with such a diverse population the Department of Correction offers educational opportunities in these different areas:
  • Comprehensive Special Education, K-12
  • Mathematics, 7-12
  • English, 7-12
  • Earth Science, 7–12
  • General Science, 7–12
  • Elementary, 1–6
  • Spanish, 7-12
  • Other World Language, 7-12
  • History & Social Studies, 7-12
  • Art, PK-12
The DOC Unified School District #1 is dedicated to providing quality educational programs for incarcerated individuals. Academic knowledge, vocational competencies and life skills integrated with technology are offered to students in a positive environment to foster lifelong learning, multicultural awareness and a successful transition to society.

This is a full-time, 35 hour per week position (Monday-Friday) on first shift. We have openings at Correctional Facilities across the state; placement will be based on the candidate's education endorsement and department needs.

Some duties of this position include:
  • Prioritizing safety and security as it pertains to staff, victims, citizens, and offenders
  • Teaching early intervention, elementary, secondary, special subject, and/or special education curricula
  • Developing educational plans for individuals and groups
  • Setting short and long term goals and evaluating student progress
  • Participating in planning team meetings and case review conferences to assess student behavior
  • Holding conferences with parents or officials concerned with student performance
  • Relating to professionals in ancillary educational roles
  • Maintaining student records and writing reports
  • Modeling best teaching practices
What we can offer you:
  • A variety of medical and dental plans
  • A Hazardous Duty pension plan (State Employees Retirement System Tier IV)
  • Option to maintain State of CT Teacher Retirement Plan or enroll in the State Employee Retirement System
  • Sick and personal leave
  • Five (5) weeks of scheduled vacation time
  • A healthy work/life balance for all employees.
For an inside look at what it is like to Make an ImpaCT as a State of Connecticut employee, check out the video below!


The Connecticut Department of Correction is a diverse agency with a wide variety of employees from Correction Officers, to Educators, to Managers and Skilled Professionals. We value differences that make us stronger as a team and support our mission statement.

DOC is the agency responsible for corrections in the U.S. state of Connecticut. The agency operates 14 correctional facilities. It has its headquarters in Wethersfield. The DOC protects public safety by ensuring offenders serve their sentences of imprisonments in facilities that are safe, human, and provide re-entry programming.

DOC is a unified system; all sentenced and un-sentenced offenders are supervised by the DOC. The Department also provides supervision for offenders on parole, community release, and other discretionary release programs.

Selection Plan

Credential Information
Candidates must fill out the "Licenses and Professional Certification" section of the application. Please make sure your License #, Date Issued, and Expiration Date are accurate and up-to-date. If selected for interview, applicants will be asked to present a copy of this information at the time of interview. This information will be validated through the Connecticut Department of Education.

This position may require you to prepare a lesson plan presentation as part of the interview process.

Candidates hired will be expected to attend a ten (10) week Department of Correction Training Academy.

Other Information
This posting will be open on a continuous basis to best manage the agency's needs in filling positions across the state. Updates throughout this process will be sent via email to your personal email address and to your Personal Status Board (under "My Applications") on the Online Employment Center. Applicants are responsible to monitor both their email and Personal Status Board for these communications.

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.

Contact Us
For questions about your application or the position, please contact Sabrina DeStasio via email at

For technical support regarding the filing of your application in JobApps, please contact Jake Ferrari via email 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.


Preferred Certification:
  • 029 Mathematics, 7-12
  • 015 English, 7-12
  • 165 Comprehensive Special Education, K-12 (formerly 265)
  • 033 Earth Science, 7–12
  • 034 General Science, 7–12
  • 305 Elementary, 1–6
  • 023 Spanish, 7-12
  • 024 Other World Language, 7-12
  • 026 History & Social Studies, 7-12
  • 042 Art, PK-12
Preference will be given to candidates who possess the Comprehensive Special Education K-12(#165) with an External Diploma and Noncredit Mandated Programs endorsement (#107).


  1. Candidates hired will be expected to attend a ten (10) week Department of Correction Training Academy
  2. Employment in this class is conditional upon possession of a valid Connecticut State Board of Education teaching certificate appropriate to the teaching assignment.
  3. 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.

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