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Hartford Public Schools has career opportunities of all kinds, in all our schools. Come represent your community, your culture and what’s possible for our beautiful, capable students. When you work here, it’s not just about making a living…it’s about making a difference. And you don’t just earn a paycheck…you earn lifelong respect.

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Benefits & Incentives

Working at Hartford Public Schools includes a comprehensive benefits package and incentives, including:

  • Competitive salaries (Certified, full-time new teachers starting at $53,482)

  • Signing incentive of up to $3,000 (see here for details)

  • Residency differential for teachers who reside in Hartford (3% of base salary)

  • Rich health care plan, including dental & vision

  • Life insurance

  • Loan forgiveness

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Career growth opportunities

  • Opportunity to participate in school governance councils

  • In-school teacher mentor & Lead Connectors

  • New teacher induction

Teacher Eligibility

All Hartford Public School teachers must be licensed by the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE). 

There are two pathways to eligibility for educator certification in Connecticut:

  • eligibility based on program preparation or

  • eligibility based on teaching experience. 

Please visit the Connecticut State Department of Education website (http://www.ctcert.org) to learn more about each type and which certificate you should pursue based on where you are in your career.

If you are certified in another state or country and are eligible to work in the United States, we encourage you to consider opportunities in the Hartford Public Schools.

The CSDE (http://www.ctcert.org) is the best source for information on how to obtain Connecticut state teaching licensure.

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Learn More at Our Upcoming Events

Join us for a Virtual Information Session to learn about the opportunities in our classrooms and beyond!

Current Students and Alumni, meet our HPS Talent Recruiters on Campus at the following University and College Career Events:

  • University of Hartford: Education Takeover Day - Thursday, February 29, 2024

  • UHART Spring Career Fair - Tuesday, March 5, 2024 

  • UCONN NEAG School of Education Career Fair - Tuesday, March 19, 2024

  • UCONN Hartford Workin’ Wednesdays - Wednesday, March 20, 2024 

  • CCSU Education Event - Tuesday, April 2, 2024

  • 2024 UConn Storrs Spring Career Fair - Tuesday, April 2, 2024

  • ECSU Spring 24 Career, Internship & Volunteer Fair Featuring Business, Communication, Media, Art & Education - April 2, 2024 

  • Massachusetts Educational Recruiting Consortium (MERC) - Thursday, April 18, 2024