Teachers & School Counselors

Teach Today. Change Tomorrow.

Creativity, innovation, and an intrinsic desire to improve the academic outcomes for all students are the heart of our approach to education. Our student body comes from a vast range of cultural, socioeconomic, and family backgrounds and we’re so thrilled you’re considering teaching or counseling in Philadelphia.

Application Now Open!

To apply to the Teacher Talent Pool, please select the application for your preferred content area below. If you need help applying, please use the Application Guide for assistance.

Looking to transition to a teaching role as a current SDP employee? 

Current SDP employees can log into Taleo to view and apply to the Teacher Talent Pool through their Employee PortalFor assistance completing your application, please click on this Application Guide for Internal Employees.

Teacher Application Process

Already applied and are eligible? 

Check out the Site Selection Overview page.

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!

Specialty Teaching Opportunities

Check out additional information about the following Specialty Teaching roles on our Specialty Teaching website:

  • Reading Specialist
  • Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Hearing Impaired, or Speech Impaired
  • Career and Technical Education (CTE) Teachers
  • Demonstration Teachers

Compensation and Benefits 

Teachers and Counselors are compensated with a 10 month salary, paid over 12 months. The salary for teachers is competitive and ranges from a minimum starting salary of $46,267 up to a maximum starting salary of $84,591. Salary credit is provided to teachers with two years or more of verified teaching experience. Click here for more information on our salary scale.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for Teachers and School Counselors that includes medical, dental and vision coverage along with wage continuation and life insurance. Benefits are administered through the School District and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT).

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.

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