You’re probably familiar with Connecticut’s reputation as a small state in New England known for academic excellence. But you might not know why this is the best place to become a teacher.
Here’s a hint: Changemakers, community-builders and explorers like it here.
The Difference You'll Make
Teaching is the greatest opportunity to shape the trajectories of young people’s lives—and the future of our world. If it feels like the stakes are high, it’s because they are. And you have a chance to be the one who rises to the challenge.
In Connecticut, we need great teachers who:
- Represent the breadth of backgrounds, experiences and cultures of our students.
- Teachers who prepare students to compete and thrive in a changing global society through science, math, technology and world languages.
In other words, when you teach here, you know that you’re making a difference. It doesn’t hurt that teachers in Connecticut also have the fifth highest average teacher salary in the nation, at over $72,000, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Head over to Salary & Benefits to learn more.
How to tackle the challenge?
“Here, you can be a ‘big fish in a little pond,’ with opportunities to present at conferences, share ideas with the State Department of Education, and lead the charge for the direction of education.”
- Colleen Thompson, Music/Choir teacher, Simsbury Public Schools
The Legacy You'll Join
“Multiculturalism is one of the things I love about living and teaching in Connecticut. There are students from all over the world with diverse languages and norms that enrich your experience as a teacher.”
- Yolanda Lee Gorishti, Science teacher, Waterbury Public Schools
The Lifestyle You'll Have
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