SERC is a quasi-public agency established under statute to serve the CT State Board of Education in supporting educational equity and excellence. We do this by providing professional development and information dissemination in the latest research and best practices to educators, service providers, and families throughout the state, as well as job-embedded technical assistance and training within schools, programs, and districts. Formerly known as the Special Education Resource Center, SERC became the State Education Resource Center according to a change in state statutes. The agency continues to maintain the Special Education Resource Center and SERC Library in addition to its broader responsibilities, including the support to programs and activities regarding early childhood education and school improvement.

Over the years, SERC has offered initiatives that support the achievement of all learners, with the belief that programs are most effective when general education and special education do not function as separate systems, but are united. The change in name appropriately reflects the broad services and programs that SERC has been offering for many years in areas important to both general and special education.

The SERC Library offers a comprehensive collection of resources for educators, families, and other stakeholders, including tests, instructional materials, online journals, and reference and research materials. Browse circulating materials online using the Library’s searchable catalog at

SERC hosts a variety of annual conferences and professional development covering a wide range of topics of interest to Connecticut’s educators and the students and families they serve.