Home of Harvard and MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts is a vibrant, diverse, university and urban community with a strong mix of cultural and social diversity, intellectual vitality, and technological innovation. The Cambridge Public Schools include 12 elementary schools, the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, the Rindge School of Technical Arts, and the High School Extension Program. Located just across the Charles River from Boston and close to Logan Airport, Cambridge is considered by many to be one of the most cosmopolitan intersections of individuals and ideas in the world.
We seek to hire outstanding teachers, administrators, professionals, and support staff who are committed to educational excellence, and who reflect the wide range of diversity among our student population. Cambridge offers small class size, quality and innovation in teaching and learning, competitive salary and benefits, and professional and leadership development opportunities through partnerships with Harvard, MIT, Lesley University, Simmons, Cambridge, and Wheelock Colleges, the Museum of Science, biotechnology corporations, and other outstanding educational and business partners.
Applying for Employment with the Cambridge Public Schools
Job opportunities include teacher, administrator, professional, paraprofessional, instructional aide, substitute teacher, support staff, and temporary help/service openings.
On-Line Job Application
The Cambridge Public Schools features a new on-line job application system that allows you to:
View all job openings, job descriptions, and job requirements.
Choose from multiple types of job applications including Teacher, Administrator, Substitute, Professional, Support Staff, and Internal Transfer.
Apply for positions you are qualified for and view a list of active positions you have applied to.
Attach supporting documentation such as your resume and cover letter to your application, and view them anytime.
Regularly update your application to reflect new qualifications, e.g. additional teaching certifications or licenses you may have gained.
Receive confirmation emails that help you track the status of your application for various positions.
Those selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the school Principal or other hiring administrator. Confirmation of your application and status updates on positions you have applied to will be sent to your email address. You are encouraged to regularly visit this website to obtain information on current openings.
The Cambridge Public Schools offers competitive salaries and benefits. Cambridge teachers have access to a wide range of benefits including health, dental, and life insurance; health and dependent care flexible accounts; tuition reimbursement; and to receive up to $450 reimbursement each year for incidental expenses for classroom and other instructional materials.
Teachers are required to have a Bachelor’s degree and to hold appropriate Massachusetts teacher licensure/certification. School administrators are required to have a Master’s degree and to hold appropriate Massachusetts administrative licensure certification.
Paraprofessionals and instructional aides in Title I schools are required to hold an Associates degree or 48 college credits or have obtained highly qualified status as defined under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) through earned professional training points or by having successfully passed the ParaPro or WorkKeys assessment.
Substitute teachers in the Cambridge Public Schools must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree.
If offered a position, the selected candidate must promptly produce official educational transcripts, proof of licensure/certification, and other related employment documentation as may be required.
Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. The Cambridge Public Schools is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity (AA/EEO) employer.
Massachusetts Teacher Licensure/Certification
Appropriate educator licensure (certification) by the Massachusetts Department of Education (DOE) is required for Massachusetts public school teachers and administrators. Applicants who are certified in states other than Massachusetts must apply for certification/licensure through the Mass. DOE, and are required to take the Massachusetts Test for Educational Licensure (MTEL). For additional information on licensure/certification, or to apply for licensure, visit the Massachusetts DOE on-line “Educator Licensure and Recruitment Center” (ELAR) or call 781-338-3000.
Loan Forgiveness Programs for Teachers
Teachers may qualify for federal loan forgiveness or loan deferment programs under certain circumstances. For additional information about any of the programs below, click here. Programs include:
Federal Perkins Loan Teacher Cancellation
You may qualify for cancellation (discharge) of up to 100 percent of a Federal Perkins Loan if you have served full-time in a public or nonprofit elementary or secondary school system as a teacher in a school serving students from low-income families; or as a special education teacher, including teachers of infants, toddlers, children, or youth with disabilities; or, as a teacher in the fields of mathematics, science, foreign languages, or bilingual education, or in any other field of expertise determined by a state education agency to have a shortage of qualified teachers in that state. To apply, you must request the appropriate forms from the office that administers the Federal Perkins Loan program at the school that holds your loan.
FFEL and Direct Loan Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program
To qualify for up to $5,000 loan forgiveness under this program you must not have had an outstanding balance on an FFEL or Direct Loan program as of October 1, 1998. To qualify for the increased loan forgiveness up to $17,500 available for certain mathematics, science, and special education teachers, you must not have had an outstanding balance on an FFEL or Direct Loan program loan as of October 1, 1998, or on the date that you obtained a FFEL or Direct Loan program loan after October 1, 1998 and before October 1, 2005. You apply for teacher loan cancellation after you have completed the five-year teacher requirement.
Home Ownership Assistance for Teachers
To assist teachers and school administrators in buying a home, all certified educators in Massachusetts are eligible for low cost loans under the Massachusetts Educators Home Loan Program. Under the program, educators buying their primary residences or refinancing an existing mortgage to obtain fixed rate home mortgage loans and home equity loans may make down payments of as little as 5%. No fees are charged to lock in rates and closing costs are discounted. Educator’s who would like to apply for the Massachusetts Educators Home Loan program may visit a Sovereign Bank branch or call 888-758-7076.