Teachers & School Counselors

Teach Today. Change Tomorrow.

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.

We’re currently seeking teachers and school counselors to join our district. We are actively seeking teachers in the following content areas: Mathematics (middle grades and high school), Special Education (especially secondary), Science (middle grades and high school Biology, Chemistry, and Physics), Bilingual Educators for Dual Language Programs, ESOL (English as a Second or Other Language), Speech Language Pathology, and Spanish Language. Apply today to Teach Today. Change Tomorrow!

Teacher Application Process

Our teacher application process is a rolling admissions process. All teachers start by submitting an application to the Talent Pool for screening, and eligible candidates then apply to and interview for school-specific openings.

Certified in a High Needs Area? We Need You!

Mirroring the state of Pennsylvania and the nation, SDP has a number of high-need content areas where we are always looking for exceptional teachers. If you have one of the certifications listed below, we want to hear from you! If you’re certified in one content area, we highly encourage you to pursue a second certification, as our  dual certification positions are often of highest need. Click here to learn more about acquiring an additional PA certification.

High Need Certifications:

  • Mathematics (middle years and secondary)
  • Biology (secondary)
  • Chemistry (secondary)
  • Bilingual Elementary (for dual language programs)
  • Special Education (elementary and secondary)
  • Speech Language Pathology
  • Spanish Language
  • English as a Second or Other Language (ESOL)

Specialty Teaching Opportunities

Interested in joining the District as a Vision Impaired Teacher, Deaf or Hard of Hearing Teacher, Demonstration Teacher, Reading Specialist, Career & Technical or other specialty teaching role?  Applications are now open!

Attention Bilingual Educators!

Do you speak both Spanish and English and want to bring your knowledge and love of both languages into the classroom? We are actively seeking bilingual educators for our Dual Language Programs at six schools across the District- Cayuga Elementary, McClure Elementary, Taylor Elementary, Southwark Elementary, Munoz Marin Elementary, and Elkin Elementary.

The goal is for students to become bilingual and biliterate, meaning they can speak, read, write, and understand both languages. They also learn to interact with and appreciate peoples and cultures other than their own.

If you’d like to be considered for a dual language program, apply to the Teacher Talent Pool today and connect with our Bilingual Recruiter, Emily Weaver, by emailing eweaver@philasd.org. We’ll get you to connected to a school ASAP!

Questions about certification? 

If you have questions about the certification you need for a position, or if you are enrolled in a certification program and would need an emergency permit for a position, check out our Certification page.

Having an issue submitting your application? 

Use our Teacher Application Guide 2019-20 to help you successfully apply in our application system!

If you’re still experiencing technical issues in submitting an application, please email jobs@philasd.org.

Know a great teacher or counselor?

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