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Want to devote yourself to something that really matters?

The Prince George's County Public Schools Resident Teacher Program was designed with you in mind. We focus on recruiting and training talented individuals who do not have a teaching certificate.

The Resident Teacher Program is an Alternative route to Certification for talented individuals who have not been teacher trained, but have a strong desire to work with our young people

Currently, over 1200 Teachers who entered the teaching profession through the PGCPS Resident Teacher Program over the past fourteen years are teaching in classrooms across Prince George's County, MD. The Resident Teachers are people like you; doctors, lawyers, artists, scientists, accountants, retirees, computer specialists, and clerks who changed their lives to become teachers. We need more Resident Teachers, individuals who are talented and energetic, to work in our schools. Our public schools can work - but they must be staffed and led by our most talented minds and our most accomplished citizens.

The program is especially dedicated to recruiting candidates interested in teaching in one of our "high needs" areas including: Secondary School Certification in math, Technology Education, Spanish, Chinese and Italian.

In September of 2015, we will accepting applications for Elementary Certification for the 2016-17 school Year for candidates with a strong background in math and science (STEM).

Special Education teachers are needed in Elementary School, Secondary Math, Science and English. The Special Education Program is offered in cooperation with Notre Dame of Maryland University. This is a two year graduate level program. The secondary program provides certification in one of the content fields and Special Education. Please check the school system's website,, in September 2015 for Special Education job postings and to submit an application.

The Prince George's County Public Schools Resident Teacher Program is coordinated by Mrs. Monica Weaver - email: - telephone 301-780-2727.

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,, 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 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 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.

All applicants must have an email address to receive communication regarding their application.

You may submit documents via postal mail to:

PGCPS - Resident Teacher Program
Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School
12650 Brooke Lane - Room B115
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772
301-780-2727 phone

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