CDCR Education Careers
Frequently Asked Questions
- What type of credential is required?
- What is the school schedule?
- How safe is the school environment?
- Is an officer present in the classroom?
- What is the class size ratio?
- What is the current salary offered?
- If employed at a certain location, are transfers to a different location allowed?
- What happens to my STRS retirement benefit if I am employed with CDCR?
- Are there full-time and part-time positions available?
- Does CDCR offer a Student Teacher/Internship program?
- Does CDCR have a Loan Repayment Program?
Applicants must possess a valid California Teaching Credential issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) from one of the following:
- A Single Subject Credential
- A Multiple Subject Credential
- A Standard Secondary Credential with a major or minor in an academic subject area
- A General Elementary Credential
- A General Secondary Credential
Career Technical Education (Vocational) Instructor
Applicants at the time of hire must possess an application for a Career Technical Education (CTE) credential or a valid Career Technical Education (CTE) credential or Designated Subject, trade specific, credential, issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).
The adult and youth school year is a 220-day school year. The work hours vary depending on the location.
CDCR’s correctional institutions/facilities are a safe place to work. There are officers assigned to the classroom areas and they monitor the classrooms by roaming the halls to ensure your safety. You will be assigned a personal alarm that you will utilize, if needed, and you will have immediate assistance from the custody staff. View the Safety Information Flyer
An officer is not present in the classroom. However, there are officers assigned to the area and monitor the classrooms by roaming the halls to ensure your safety. Also, you will be assigned a personal alarm that you will utilize, if needed, and you will receive immediate assistance from the custody staff.
The classroom size varies based on the location. Most youth facilities have 15 or less students and the adult institutions may have up to 27 students.
As of July 2016 salaries range from $5,067 -$10,192 per month*.
*Salary varies based on the county location of the high school and requirements on the CDCR Education/Vocational Programs Salary Schedule.
Yes, you can transfer between locations. However, you must posses the appropriate credential required for the positions at the location you are interested in transferring to. If transferring from an adult institution to another adult institution or from a youth facility to another youth facility, the credential requirement should be the same. If transferring between an adult institution and a youth facility, a different type of credential may be required.
When you come to work for CDCR, you retain your STRS retirement.
Yes, there are both full-time and part-time positions. However, the are very few part-time positions available. You will need to contact the location of interest for additional information on these opportunities.
The Department does not have an internship program at this time. CDCR is exploring the possibility of utilizing an internship program.
No, CDCR does not have a Loan Repayment Program for education related positions at this time.
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