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We are actively recruiting aspiring educators to join HPS in a non-certified capacity while they work towards certification with Relay Graduate School of Education through their earn & learn teacher residency program. Click here to see a sample timeline to certification could look like for participants in the 2023-2024 Relay Cohort.

We will be hosting a virtual information session in partnership with Relay Graduate School of Education on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, from 5:00-6:00 PM. To attend register here.


Relay GSE is a nonprofit, nationally accredited, graduate school of education with more than 5,000 students across the country. In Connecticut, Relay operates an accelerated part-time Teaching Residency Program and Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program designed for non-certified staff members employed within partner schools. Relay students earn a certification while continuing to work in their current location. After successful completion of the Relay program, students are eligible to earn a Connecticut teaching license. Relay has a “non-residency” option—this route is for folks who already hold enough content area credits to qualify for a Resident Educator Certificate.


  • Secondary Math (Grades 7-12)
  • Secondary Science (Grades 7-12)
  • Secondary ELA (Grades 7-12)
  • Elementary (Grades 1-6): *This certification area requires students to participate in the Certification & Master’s 2-year program.

 Please see Relay.edu for complete details on the admission requirements and process.

Participation in Relay Graduate School of Education Certification Programs is conditional upon full-time employment with Hartford Public Schools. The Recruitment Team in the Office of Talent Management is actively recruiting for the following positions for the 2023-2024 school year:

  • Paraeducators
  • Child Development Associates
  • Behavioral Technicians
  • School Safety Officers
  • Buildings and Grounds
  • IT Support Technicians
  • Administrative & Executive Assistants


  • Full-Time employee of Hartford Public Schools
  • Conferred Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Effective organization skills with regard to the utilization of time, space, materials, and equipment for instruction
  • Ability to work cooperatively with administrators, teachers and non-certified staff
  • Effective written and oral communication
  • Ability to be flexible in work assignments
  • A minimum 2.7 undergraduate GPA
  • "Basic Skills" requirement
    • Official SAT, Praxis Core, or GRE score

To begin the application process please visit https://app.hirenimble.com/jobs/hartford and search for “Relay Teacher Residency Program Application for Hartford Public Schools (SY 2324)”