Teacher Certification Information
Connecticut Educator Certification System (C.E.C.S.)
Why Teach in Danbury?
Teachers who choose to launch or continue their career in the Danbury Public School District do so because of the eclectic mix of urban and suburban settings in which our students learn. With over 10,000 students representing a wide spread of socio-economic groups who learn and interact with each other, and a certified staff of nearly 900, our teachers experience real commitment to their professional development.
Additionally, Danbury offers opportunities to be associated with a faculty that has a stellar reputation for its commitment to excellence. Our district is comprised of 18 schools - 14 elementary and 4 secondary schools, with enlightened philosophy and leadership.
Additional Areas of Recruitment
Administrative - Vacancies are advertised on our website and occasionally in national publications and are posted at all school sites. You will need to submit a completed application, resume, transcripts, proof of certification/eligibility and at least three written references.
Para Educators - Applications are accepted throughout the year. Submit a completed application and proof of high school graduation.
Substitutes - Applications are accepted throughout the year. Submit a completed application, proof of a BA or BS degree, and certification if held.
Clerical and Technical Positions -
Applications are accepted online. On the website you will be able to obtain the list of open jobs as well as the applications and any information you need to apply.
An application for a position in the Danbury Public School system should contain the following items:
- An online application must be completed
- A resume
- All college transcripts - Student copies are accepted but must be followed with official, stamped copies
- Three letters of recommendation
- Proof of Connecticut Certification or pending status - obtainable from the Connecticut Educator Certification System (C.E.C.S.)
Applications are accepted online. The following items must be brought to the appointment:
- Bachelor degree or transcripts
- Teacher’s Certificate
- Two forms of ID (Driver License, Social Security card, birth certificate, or passport)
- A certified bank check or money order in the amount of $19.25 payable to Department of Public Safety (DPS)
The State of Connecticut requires that any person hired by a local or regional board of education (teacher, administrator, special service staff member, teacher’s aide, substitute teacher, custodian, cafeteria employee, etc.) submit to a state and national criminal history record check within the first 30 days of the date of employment.
The process includes the checking of fingerprints by the State Police Bureau of Identification and the F.B.I. The results of the criminal history record checks (both state and federal) are reported to the employing school district. If the district receives notice of a conviction of a crime by a person holding a certificate, authorization or permit issued by the State Board of Education, the district shall notify the Bureau Educator Standards and Certification.
New hires may complete the fingerprinting process at Danbury Public Schools' Central Office or through Education Connection in Danbury, Connecticut. New hires that complete the fingerprinting process at Danbury Public Schools' Central Office must bring the following with them to their fingerprinting appointment:
- A photo ID (for example, a driver's license) or Passport
- A certified bank check or money order in the amount of $19.25 payable to Danbury Public Schools.