Teaching Positions: What we Look For

  • Apply at TeachBoston.org. Boston Public Schools hires individuals with a strong commitment to public urban education and who drive student achievement.  We seek diverse candidates with experience teaching in urban schools, are bilingual, and hold dual certifications.



    • Special Education
    • Science
    • Mathematics
    • Early Childhood
    • English as a Second Language
      Learn about the MA RETELL initiative


  • Applications submitted prior to March 1st will be considered for BPS Priority Pools, which give candidates opportunities to earn priority ratings visible to school leaders. All applications will be screened against the teacher competencies, where applicants can demonstrate their ability to serve Boston's students. View this "cheat sheet" explaining the process.



      • Boston Public Schools requires teachers to be licensed by the state in the area they are teaching on the first day of school.

      • To learn more about the state's requirement for licensure, please visit the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s website.

      • To be granted an educator license from the state, you must pass the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL).

      • More information about licensure and requirements can be found on the Licensure & Requirements FAQ Page.