Certificated Positions

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  • Join Arundel County Public Schools!

    AACPS is committed to hiring employees that reflect the diversity of the students we serve!

    We are seeking passionate, dynamic, diverse individuals to join our team!

    We Offer:

    • Right Start Advisor New Teacher Mentoring Program
    • Extensive professional development
    • Tuition Reimbursement for continuing education
    • Excellent Benefits with extremely low employee contributions
    • Numerous opportunities for growth and advancement
    • Integrated Technology in all schools


    Are you a career changer or recent college graduate intersted in pursuing a career in teaching? Learn more about our Alternative Teacher Certification Programs!


  • Required Application Materials

    When applying for teaching position with AACPS please be sure to include the following:

    • Updated Resume
    • Copy of any valid teaching certificates you possess (if applicable)
    • Unofficial transcript for all degrees awarded (transcripts should show the date your degree was conferred)
    • Copies of passing test scores required for teacher certification
    • Three professional references (you will have an opportunity to provide reference information at the time of application)

    Teaching in Maryland

    All public school educators in the state of Maryland are required to hold a Maryland teaching certificate. Certificates are issued to candidates who have completed the appropriate academic preparation, testing, and/or experience. Additional education/experience is required to receive continued certification. For additional information about the Maryland Teacher Certification program, please refer to the links below.

                                 Apply for Maryland Certification

                                 Renew Maryland Certification


    Alternative Teacher Certification Programs

    MAAPP/Resident Teacher Certification (RTC) Program for General Educators

    MAAPP/RTC Program (Special Education & Elementary or Secondary Education Certification)

    Maryland Approved Alternative Preparation Program (MAAPP) Resident Teacher Certification (RTC) Program for General Educators

    The Anne Arundel County MAAPP/RTC Program assists outstanding, capable professionals with a desire to teach in Anne Arundel County Public Schools by providing a seamless transition and fast route to earning full teacher certification (SPC1) in the state of Maryland. The MAAPP/RTC program is a partnership between Anne Arundel Community College and AACPS and provides funding for tuition and mentor support for participants.

    Interested candidates who have been offered a position by AACPS can apply to the MAAPP/RTC Program. You may qualify to participate in this alternative teacher preparation program if you have a bachelor’s or graduate degree with expertise in Math, Science, English, Family and Consumer Sciences, Social Studies, Technology Education, or Foreign-Language studies. Those who complete the program will receive a standard Maryland State Department of Education Teaching Certificate (SPC 1). This intensive program consists of education courses and internship opportunities in a variety of school settings in AACPS.

    Candidates for this program must meet the following requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in the U.S. with a minimum of 2.75 GPA (Content area). The “Critical Shortage Areas” are: Science (Chemistry, Physics), Mathematics (Middle and High school level courses, and especially upper-level as Calculus), Family and Consumer Sciences, Technology Education, English, and World/Classical Languages (particularly Spanish).
    • Passing scores on the initial Praxis (Praxis I or Core Praxis) and II (Content area portion) you must achieve passing scores on Praxis II Content in order to be eligible for participation in the MAAPP/RTC Program. Please attach a photocopy of the initial Praxis (Praxis I or Core Praxis) and Praxis II (Content) score report to this application.
    • The Praxis 1-the composite score on the Praxis 1 taken prior to September 1, 2014 is 527.Applicants may meet the basic skills testing requirement (Praxis I/Praxis Core) requirement in an alternate way by submitting qualifying scores on any of the following tests: SAT, ACT, GRE.
      SAT-the composite score on the SAT taken before April 1995 is 1000; the composite score on the SAT taken after April 1995 is 1100.
      ACT-the composite score must be at least 24.GRE-the composite score on the GRE taken prior to September 1, 2011 is 1000; the composite score on the GRE taken after September 1, 2011 is 297.
    • Willingness to participate in an alternative teacher certification program
    • Availability for participation in “Pre-service” requirements (summer seminars, fieldwork, and courses) from May –August.
    • Valid email address and regular access to a computer.

    RTC Frequently Asked Questions

    AACPS does have an annual Interview Day for external applicants for this program; generally in early April. Also, conditional teachers who currently work for AACPS may be moved into this program in order to complete their initial certification requirements.

    For more information, contact:

    Deborah Montgomery, MAAPP/RTC Program Manager, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, 410-721-8339,  dmontgomery@aacps.org

    The number of participants accepted into each MAAPP/RTC cohort is based upon identified critical shortage content areas and available funding.

    MAAPP/RTC Program (Special Education & Elementary or Secondary Education Certification)

    The Maryland Approved Alternative Preparation Program (MAAPP) Resident Teacher Certificate (RTC) is a two year program that provides support to career changers who are interested in becoming Special Education Teachers in Elementary or Secondary Education. The program is in partnership with the College of Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU) and the Maryland State Department of Education. Those accepted into this program will attend classes and participate in an internship during the summer months and will be placed in a classroom in August. Candidates who successfully complete this program will emerge with a state approved certification in the area of Special Education.

    Candidates interested in this program must meet the following criteria:

    • Bachelor’s degree (may not be in Education) – your transcripts will be reviewed by the College of Notre Dame of MD to determine if your completed course work is best suited to pursue certification in Elementary or Secondary Education
    • An average of “B” or better in qualifying courses
    • Passing scores on Praxis I and Praxis II (Praxis II does not have to be completed at time of application)
    • Interest in teaching Special Education students
    • Commitment to teach in Anne Arundel County Public Schools for three years upon completion of the program

    This program is limited to a cohort of 15 individuals. All applicants must submit a complete application package that will be reviewed by AACPS and College of Notre Dame representatives for accuracy, validity, and quality. Candidates will then be selected for an interview with a screening committee. The screening committee will select the final 15 candidates that will participate in the program.

    The application package must contain the following materials:

    • A letter expressing your interest in this program (letter should be addressed to Bobbi Pedrick, Director of Special Education)
    • A resume
    • College transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at this time)
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Praxis I scores
    • Praxis II scores if available
    • The application process is available for candidates in December or January. The screening interviews are held in April and selected candidates will be notified by the beginning of May.

    View more information on this program

    Application packages can be sent to Maureen Gerrity, Division of Special Education, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, 2644 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401. For more information please contact Debbie Montgomery at 410-721-8339.

    Maureen Gerrity, RTC Manager, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, 410-222-5481/ mgerrity@aacps.org  

    Charlene Durant, HR Recruiter, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, 410-222-5066/ cdurant@aacps.org

    Teacher Support

    AACPS provides numerous resources to aid in the professional development and personal support of our staff.

    Division of Professional Growth & Development
    The Division of Professional Growth & Development strives to provide continuous and focused learning for all employees, serve as a school system professional learning network, and advance individual and organizational development in order to ensure achievement for every student. Various courses are held throughout the year that are open to all employees. In addition, several area colleges and universities offer credit classes through Staff Development at satellite locations in Anne Arundel County.

    New Teachers
    The AACPS Right Start Advisor Program offers support to teachers with less than three years of teaching experience as well as support to experienced teacher transitioning to our school system.  MORE INFO

    National Board Certification
    National Board Certification (NBC) is the highest teaching credential in the nation! Certification is offered in 24 different certificate areas across seven developmental age groups and covers more than 95percent of PreK-12 education areas. Review some of the ways AACPS supports teachers striving for National Board Certification here

    For additional information on National Board Certification please visit www.nbpts.org


    Student Services Positions

    School Counselors

    All AACPS counselors must possess or be eligible for a school counselor certificate by the state of Maryland and have a Masters’ Degree in a counseling related field.  Counselor screening interviews are held twice a year; in the Spring and Fall. Interested applicants should visit the AACPS employment website to submit an on-line application (resume and cover letter).  Candidates must meet the criteria outlined in the job announcement and specifically, be able to articulate their knowledge of the ASCA (American School Counseling Association) National Model; school counseling core curriculum; and the use of data in school counseling programs. 

    Other Student Services Positions

    Candidates interested in other student services positions (i.e. Pupil Personnel Worker, Social Worker, School Pyschologist, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist) must possess the applicable certification in that area and apply to the generic requisition when posted. Interview processes will vary by department and qualified applicants who have been selected for interview will be notified by Human Resources.