Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

State School Teacher (12 Months)

Recruitment #220414-8039T4-001


The Connecticut Department of Correction 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.

The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction is seeking experienced and qualified individuals for the position of State School Teacher at our Correctional Facilities. These positions may be directed to any one of our facilities based on the candidatesEducation Endorsement and Department needs.


The successful applicant will possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college AND one or more of the following State of CT teaching Endorsements:

  • 015 English, 7-12
  • 026 History & Social Studies, 7-12 (Formerly 025 & 027)
  • 029 Mathematics, 7-12
  • 030 Biology, 7-12
  • 033 Earth Science, 7-12
  • 034 General Science, 7-12
  • 047 Technology Education, PK-12
  • 088 Non-English Speaking Adults (Formerly 009)
  • 102 Remedial Reading and Remedial Language Arts, 1-12 (Formerly 063 & 064)
  • 111 Teaching English to speakers of Other languages (TESOL), PK-12
  • 165 Comprehensive Special Education, K-12 (Formerly 065 & 265)

About the agency:

The Connecticut Department of Correction (DOC) 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.

The DOC is the agency responsible for corrections in Connecticut. The agency operates 13 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.

The 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.

Candidates hired will attend a thirteen (13) week Department of Correction Training Academy.

Perks of Job:

  • A variety of medical and dental plans 
  • Participation in a retirement plan which provides a retirement benefit, may include retiree health insurance
  • 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 
  • We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees

Selection Plan

To Apply:
Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted. Questions can be sent to

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to

Important Information After You Apply:
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Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.


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.


  • 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
  • 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.


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.


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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.