Unlike some Alternative Teacher Training Programs, the PGCPS Resident Teacher Program is paid for by Prince George's County Public Schools with no cost to the individual for the training. The instructors are experienced teachers in the Prince George's County Public Schools.
The PGCPS Resident Teacher Program and the Special Education Program have both gone through a rigorous review by the Maryland State Department of Education and received commendations for meeting all requirements for Alternative Certification Programs.
All entrance requirements must be satisfied before the training begins.
Candidates enroll in a one year training program that leads to State of Maryland Certification.
The internship experience will range from four to eight weeks based on the prior experiences of the candidate.
The intensive Pre-employment Training occurs in the summer. This training will be from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day.
Training continues one evening per week during the school year.
The candidates will interview with principals for teaching positions for the upcoming school year at the end of the summer training.
The Praxis II pedagogy test is taken during the Spring of the school year that you are completing the program.
Upon successful completion of the program with passing scores on all state required tests and course work, in addition to a satisfactory evaluation from your principal, the school system’s certification office will request the Standard Professional Certificate from Maryland State Department of Education.
If you are interested in teaching one of these subjects, we encourage you to apply now!
We are not accepting applicants for certification in the following areas: business education, physical education or social studies.
The program offers you not only the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Prince George's County students, but the ability to do so through a stable, rewarding job.
The last date to apply for the 2015-16 program is February 15, 2015. Please check the school system's website, www.pgcps.org, in September, 2015 for the list of positions for the 2016-17 Resident Teacher Program cohort and to submit an online application. Please follow these steps to apply:
Go to www.pgcps.org website
At the bottom of the home page on the right - click - Apply for a Job
On the I Recruit page type in the keywords box - Resident Teacher
This will provide you with the three options that we offer. Select your desired position and complete the application as requested.
Please forward your resume, statement of interest and transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we receive these documents, we will go to the i-Recruitment job-site and retrieve your application. If you are unable to do the attachment you may send them via postal mail (please see the address below). We will contact you once we have reviewed your documents.