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We continuously recruit for teaching and related professional positions throughout the year in order to build a talent pool of potential candidates and encourage you to submit an application. When a position becomes available, we review applications, credentials and other pertinent details at that time. Due to the high volume of applications in some curricular areas, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted by a recruiter.

We are especially interested in recruiting teachers and related professional positions in the critical shortage areas as well as teacher candidates who are career changers and/or retirees from the military or other fields.

Hiring Process

Teaching And Related Professionals

  • Interested candidates may visit Recruiting Events, review the recruitment schedule, and/or sign up for a Preliminary Interview.
  • Based upon Preliminary Interview results, a completed online employment application, and school system needs, candidates may be referred to a Curriculum Interview. All candidates must be referred by the Office of Human Resources. Curriculum staff will not consider candidates who have not been referred by the Office of Human Resources.
  • Candidates may be referred to a Site-Based Interview based upon Curriculum Interview results, a completed online employment application, school system needs, and three professional references. Site-Based Interviews are conducted by principals and/or their designee(s).
  • All candidates must be referred by the Office of Human Resources for Site-Based Interviews. Principals will not consider candidates who have not been referred by the Office of Human Resources.
  • All offers of employment will be made through the Office of Human Resources.
  • If you received a degree or attended school outside of the U.S. or U.S. Territories, your credentials must be evaluated by an independent agency. View the list of approved agencies that evaluate foreign credentials.

Critical Shortage Areas

  • Art
  • Business Education
  • Computer Science
  • Dance
  • Engineering and Technology Education
  • English
  • ESOL
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Media Specialist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Reading Specialist
  • Science
  • Special Education
  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Vision/Hearing Teachers
  • World Languages

Salaries – Howard County Education Association (HCEA)

Contact Information

  • Certified Teachers – 410-313-6693
  • Retired Teachers – 410-313-6693
  • Substitute Teachers – 410-313-7035

Employment Background Checks are required for all employees.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will I know the status of my application?

Upon submitting an online employment application, you will receive a confirmation from Applicant Tracking and information about how to ensure your application is complete. You may view and edit your online application at any time by logging into your Applicant Tracking account. You can also view when your references submitted the required survey forms. Please note that it is your responsibility to follow up with any references who have not submitted a survey form. All survey forms must be received by HCPSS by the vacancy closing date.

How do I become a certified teacher in Maryland?

For information about applying for Maryland teacher certification, visit the MSDE website or contact a local four-year college that offers a program leading to teacher certification.

How do I schedule an interview?

Applicants with a completed online employment application may visit our Recruiting Events Web page and register for any of our HCPSS Preliminary Interviews scheduled throughout the first half of the year. Interviews will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis until the allotted interview slots are filled. Additional Preliminary Interviews may be scheduled depending upon school system needs.