Are You a Dynamic Educator? Join Our Team.
At Pittsburgh Public Schools, we know that teachers have a profound impact on student success, not just in school, but in all aspects of life. Students of effective teachers learn at a faster rate, feel cared for, and are challenged and engaged in their learning.
What We Look For
We’re looking for educators with a multitude of backgrounds, life experiences, and interests to help ensure all Pittsburgh students graduate ready to complete college or attain a workforce certification. Our students need culturally-responsive educators who know how to leverage students’ unique skills, interests, and learning styles to create a learning experience that unequivocally includes and empowers each and every student.
What You Can Expect
At Pittsburgh Public Schools, your success translates to student success. That’s why we ensure you receive the support you need, including personalized feedback from supervisors, a full-year induction and support program for new teachers, and systems of collegial support. Our professional development supports teachers in designing lessons that are accessible to all students—students of color, students with special needs, and students who speak English as a second language. Educators can access more than a dozen types of supports across different learning formats, including online resources, formal training, peer support, and school-based learning.
At Pittsburgh Public Schools, we’re invested in your success. When it comes to compensating our teachers, we are dedicated to rewarding contributions to student success. In fact, top teachers have the potential to earn a six-figure salary within just 10 years. You'll also have opportunities to advance in your career, leading the way in transformational change in our schools and for our students.
What Our Teachers Have to Say
How to Apply
To become a PPS teacher, you must first complete a "Standard: Certified" application in the District's online application system
. This application will be screened in order to determine if you will be placed on the eligible list. For more information, please see the Eligible List FAQ
To hear even more from PPS teachers, check out our video library.
A complete teacher application requires:
- An updated resume, reflective of your education and employment experience, including community involvement and leadership roles
- Writing samples (responses to three brief essay prompts)
- References (submission and return of three electronic references)
- Selection of your certification type and content area
Step 1. Create an account and complete the online application. In addition to the above requirements, you will also have the opportunity to upload your Pennsylvania Praxis Exam scores, diplomas, transcripts, state-issued certificates, and additional attachments.
Step 2. Pittsburgh Public Schools will contact you if you are selected to move forward in the hiring process.