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Our Students Need You

GCPS provides a holistic education and has certified teaching positions available in many areas. You have what it takes to shape the next generation of leaders, achievers, and influencers — and we’re eager to meet you!

Earned a Bachelor’s degree with 2.5 GPA and interested in Teaching?

Here are 2 options and basic steps for eligibility:

Option 1 Option 2
  1. Pass (or exempt) the GACE Program Admission (Basic Skills) Test
    *Exempt the PAA Requirements with one of the following:
    • SAT 1000 (Math + Verbal) or ACT 43 (Math + Verbal) or
    • GRE 1030 (Verbal + Quantitative) if taken before August 1, 2011
    • GRE 297 (Verbal+Quantitative) if taken after August 1, 2011
  2. Pass a GACE Content Assessment Test in a teaching field*. This is the subject field that you wish to teach.
    *Those interested in teaching Special Education who hold a bachelor’s degree (2.5 GPA) in any subject field may be eligible to be hired after completing Steps 1 & 2. If hired, a GACE Sp. Ed. content test would need to be passed prior to hire or asap
  3. Pass the GACE Ethics 350 Entrance Test

Upon completion of the above steps, where applicable, complete your online application at and upload your GACE results (or exemption documentation) and official college transcript (under the Supplemental Materials Category of the online application), add 2 current supervisory email addresses and send out the reference survey forms within your online application.  References from friends/co-workers are not acceptable.


Enroll in a Teacher Preparation Program at a regionally accredited college or university that includes student teaching and certification. 

(Check with GCPS Human Resources to make sure the college you select has a signed Memorandum of Understanding with GCPS if you wish to complete student teaching in the district). 

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We’re committed to filling our 140 schools with teachers who are passionate, innovative, and driven to help our students receive the world-class education they deserve. View all open positions for certified teachers or get more information about our critical needs openings in the following areas:


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At GCPS we take pride in supporting our staff. If you’re looking for additional information to help you take the first step on an exciting career path as a Gwinnett County teacher, let us help! Find more information below:

"It has been my experience that when learning isn’t genuinely engaging for students, they either ignore it or endure it. The single most inspiring difference in the teachers I admire is the engagement of their students— they love coming to school, never want to leave, and achieve beyond what they ever have as a result. Excellence means not only measurable learning of standards, but also connecting those AKS (Academic Knowledge and Skills) to students’ curiosity and to what is naturally fascinating about the world. It means learning the AKS and being excited that you did. It means experiencing the AKS instead of receiving them."

Dr. Doug Doblar
2018 GCPS Teacher of the Year
Head Elementary