Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) host recruitment fairs to hire dynamic educators from across the nation who believe all children can achieve greatness. We are looking for talented educators who are committed, focused on making a difference, and hold (or are eligible) for a teacher certificate issued by the Maryland State Department of Education. We encourage you to submit an application online. We review applications, credentials and other pertinent details frequently. A candidate selected for an interview will be contacted by an HR Partner or Administrator.
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Employment Background Checks are required for all employees.
The first step in the Prince George’s County Public Schools hiring process is for a candidate to apply for a position through our applicant tracking system. Applicants receive an automatic confirmation response. Next, Human Resources staff screen each resume to determine if qualifications are met. Candidates receive notification about their pre-screening status. Human Resources and the hiring manager/school principal select candidates to interview from the pool of candidates “pre-screened eligible”. The newly selected candidate is then onboarded for the new position.
Our system works directly with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) to provide certification services for contracted educators, specialists and administrators. For information about applying for Maryland teacher certification, please contact Maryland State Department of Education at 1-866-772-8922.
The Prince George’s County Public Schools Resident Teacher Program was designed with a focus on recruiting and training talented individuals who possess a strong background in “hard to staff” content areas, but do not have traditional teacher certification. This Alternative Route to Certification provides an outlined course of study for teacher education pedagogy and training while teaching in full-time status. This alternative certification pathway is approved by Maryland State Department of Education and teachers are considered highly qualified employees while matriculating through this program.
Teacher candidates must reapply to the current vacancies each year. The teacher candidate pool is open from October 1 - September 30.
Candidates who experience challenges with completing the online application should contact the Help Desk at 301-386-1549.
Candidates should save their resume using the following formats: Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe (pdf.). Be sure to include your contact information, teacher preparation program, and Praxis status.
Certification is the process to verify that each educator required to hold a certificate has the qualifications and appropriate training to execute his/her professional responsibilities.
Teachers, specialists, and administrators in Maryland public schools and in approved schools operated by state agencies must hold a valid certificate appropriate to the field of employment. Certain nonpublic school personnel employed in special education facilities must also hold a valid certificate appropriate to the field of employment.
Certification may be obtained in one of the following ways:
completing a Maryland approved educator preparation program;
completing an out of state college or university educator preparation program that leads to certification in that state;
holding a valid, out-of-state professional certificate and submitting verification of 3 years of full-time satisfactory professional experience;
meeting transcript analysis requirements; or
completing a Maryland Resident Teacher Certificate program.
As of July 1, 1999 individuals applying for a Maryland certificate are required to complete additional reading course work. Early childhood, elementary education, and special education at those levels are required to complete 12 semester hours. Secondary education, PreK-12, and secondary special education teachers are required to complete 6 semester hours.