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So You Want to Teach: Teacher Assistants, Substitutes, Career-Changers Interested in Becoming AACPS Teachers

The AACC/AACPS MAAPP RTC panel interview application process is currently accepting application packets until March 1. RTC Applicants must have at least a bachelor’s degree with a 2.75+ GPA, passing scores in Praxis Core (or SAT, GRE ACT eligible scores) and passing score in the Praxis Content assessment for a specific content area. For more information, applications form and updates on requirements and deadlines, please contact Deborah Montgomery, Program Manager, AACC/AACPS MAAPP RTC Program -

Career changers (non-certified teacher applicants) from within our AACPS district and others desiring to enter the teaching profession can also apply to AACPS online for critical shortage teaching positions as provisional contract/conditional certificate applicants. These areas include English, MS Language Arts, MS & HS Math, MS Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Spanish, Tech Ed., FACS and Social Studies 7-12.

After applying in Navigator online, applicants will work with an HR recruiter assigned by teaching positions through the pre-screening process as a provisional/conditional (non-certified) applicant.  During the hiring season when the pools of certified applicants diminish, non-certified applicants may be invited to schools to interview for actual teaching vacancies.

If hired as a provisional/conditional teacher in one of these critical shortage areas, you will need to choose a pathway to becoming a fully certified teacher.  If the AACC/AACPS MAAPP RTC (Alternative Certification Program for Secondary Critical Shortage Teaching Areas) is the most appropriate pathway, you can apply to the RTC program at that time. Again, contact Deborah Montgomery for more information on the process, the pathways to certification and your next steps to become a teacher

NOTE: This information may also be shared with other career changers outside of AACPS who are seeking a teaching career in AACPS.