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Why teach in Miami?

Miami is one of the world’s most dynamic, vibrant and exciting cities, attracting residents and visitors from around the world. This booming metropolis offers something for everyone – fabulous climate, fascinating culture, plus world-class arts, entertainment, sports, shopping and dining. It’s all happening here in Miami!

A Lifestyle That’s Appealing To All
Simply put, there is no better place than Miami to live, work and play. Miami combines the appeal of a tropical resort with all the benefits and opportunities that come with living in a major metropolitan area. White, sandy beaches with palm trees and warm ocean waters are located just minutes from major business, shopping and cultural centers. And who wouldn’t want to live in a place where you can enjoy being outdoors all year-round?

Fascinating Cultural Diversity
With more than half of its population born outside the United States, Miami offers a rich and colorful tapestry of cultures, customs, sights, sounds and flavors. Miami’s strategic position as the “Gateway to the Americas” makes it one of the most fascinating and diverse cities anywhere – a hub of international life, culture and commerce. Miami itself is home to many different communities and neighborhoods, each serving up its own distinct sights, sounds, rhythms and flavors.

Endless Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Broadway road shows, cutting-edge theater, symphonic masterpieces, music, dance and art from around the world…Miami has it all! Miami’s cultural offerings are among the most diverse and vibrant of any urban area in the United States. From neighborhood galleries and community stages to major museums and the spectacular Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, every minute of every day can be filled with the endless possibilities afforded by Miami’s arts and cultural community. Miami is also home to popular attractions such as Zoo Miami and Jungle Island.

Top-Notch Sports & Recreation
Miami is a sports enthusiast's dream, with championship teams at every level (professional, college and high school), top-notch venues (Dolphin Stadium, American Airlines Arena and Homestead-Miami Speedway), and world-class events (Ford Championship at Doral, Sony-Ericsson Open at Key Biscayne and NASCAR’s Busch Series and Nextel Cup). For those who wish to be more than a spectator, Miami provides endless opportunities for sports and recreation with magnificent parks and beaches (including 84 miles of green space and coastline) plus numerous golf courses, tennis centers and other venues.

What makes a great teacher?

On behalf of the School Board and the Superintendent of Schools, thank you for your interest in Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS). Our system is the fourth largest public school district in the nation and consists of elementary, middle and senior high schools; vocational/adult and community education centers; satellite schools; magnet schools; and various special schools and centers.

M-DCPS is eager to hire instructors with the following key qualities:
  • Dedication to success for all of our students, particularly those in our highest need schools.
  • Commitment to producing quantifiable student achievement gains.
  • Willingness to persevere through difficulties and use problem solving skills to turn challenges into opportunities.
  • Passion for improving the lives of Miami-Dade's student population.

M-DCPS is seeking Highly Qualified teachers in all academic subject areas. We especially encourage teachers who are certified in the core subject areas of Math, Science, Reading, English and Elementary Education to apply for teaching positions.

Where We Need You Most

Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) always seeks teachers who are passionate about impacting academic achievement and making a difference in the lives of children through high quality instruction. Our greatest need lies in finding teachers with these qualities to be effective educators in our ‘high-need’ schools. “High-need” schools have certain common characteristics:
  • Large percentage of socio-economically disadvantaged students
  • Challenging teacher environment
  • Low academic achievement of student population

Whether or not there is an overall teacher shortage in the nation or state, the shortage problem in “high-need” schools remains constant.

We strongly urge you to consider working in a high-need school and help positively impact the lives of students who need your leadership and expertise the most. Your opportunity to make a difference in education is right now. You can make powerful strides in schools where there is much work to be done in order to ensure that all of our county’s students perform at levels that give them an equal chance for success in life. Accept our challenge to become a part of this turning point in M-DCPS history.