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’re still actively seeking teachers in the following content areas: Special Education, Mathematics (middle grades and high school), Science, Bilingual Educators, ESOL (English as a Second or Other Language), CTE, Spanish Language, and Speech and Hearing Impaired Teachers. Apply today to Teach Today. Change Tomorrow!

Our School Counselor application is currently closed. 

Already applied and eligible to teach? Check out the Site Selection Overview 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.

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.

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.

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!

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

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.

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!

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!