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Serving a population as richly diverse as ours, creativity, innovation, and an intrinsic desire to improve the academic outcomes for all students are at the heart of our approach to education. Our student body comes from a vast range of cultural, socioeconomic, and family backgrounds. We believe it’s precisely this variety of potential experiences, though, that sets The School District of Philadelphia apart.

Who We Look For

Our approach to selecting teachers is based on our unwavering commitment to the success of all students. Teachers are charged with high-stakes work: helping all students achieve the academic success and social-emotional growth that will expand their life opportunities. Each teacher commits to providing the best academic program to each student, especially those who have been traditionally under-served. To ensure that every classroom has a leader who strives to provide the best academic program to each student, especially those who traditionally are under-served, we seek teachers who embody the following distinguishing competencies:


Our District is comprised of many thousands of people striving to ensure we deliver on the right of every child to an excellent education. Our teachers are critical in this effort. We seek creative and committed leaders who are resilient and responsive in the face of diminishing resources as we seek to make our school great. Apply now to join us in making our schools great.

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Do you know any great teachers or aspiring teachers that should work for the School District of Philadelphia? If so, please refer him or her here!

Teacher Selection Process

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Phase 2


High Need Certification Areas

Though the School District of Philadelphia has a number of high-need content areas, dual certification positions are often of highest need. Click here to learn more about acquiring an additional PA certification.

Dual Certifications:

  • Mathematics/Science: 4-8 and 7-12
  • Special education with a content area
  • English/Social studies: 4-8 and 7-12

Single Certifications:

  • Sciences (biology, chemistry, physics): 4-8 and 7-12
  • Mathematics: 4-8 and 7-12
  • Special education (learning support, autistic support, emotional support, multiple disabilities support): preK-12
  • Foreign languages (Spanish): preK-12
  • Art: preK-12
  • Music (vocal and instrumental): preK-12

Last modified: July 31, 2017