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Applying to Jobs in Springfield Public Schools

The Human Resources Department is committed to ensuring that the Springfield Public Schools attracts, develops and retains a highly qualified, effective, diverse staff that reflects the racial and cultural diversity of our community and our student body.

In this section, you can find information on how to become part of the SPS community and the process of applying to open positions.

Teaching in Springfield Public Schools

Springfield Public Schools hires great educators with a strong commitment to  expanding our impact and strengthening our promise that all students will graduate prepared to be successful in college and career in A Culture of Equity and Proficiency.We seek highly qualified, effective and diverse candidates with experience teaching in urban schools who believe all students have the potential to achieve.

What Are We Looking for in Our Teaching Candidates?

At a minimum, candidates must:

  • Have a valid Massachusetts' teaching license for the appropriate content area and grade level

  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree

  • Current authorization to work in the United States


    We encourage you to reach out to the Human Resources Department if you have questions about your qualifications. We are happy to help you feel ready to apply!


Springfield Public Schools requires teachers to be licensed by the state in the area they are teaching in on the first day of employment.

To learn more about the state's requirement for licensure, please visit Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 

To be granted your educator license from the state, you must pass the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL)


Critical Needs

In addition to welcoming applications for all teaching positions, we are particularly interested in candidates who are interested in teaching in one of our critical needs areas and appropriately licensed for that area. The designated Critical Needs Areas for non-Empowerment (SEZP*) schools for the 2022-2023 School Year are:

Academic Area Stipend
     Adaptive Physical Education  $2000
     Computer Science/Technology Education $2000
     English as a Second Language (ESL) $2000
     Evaluation Team Leader (ETL) $2000
     Mathematics $2000
     Science $2000
     Special Education $2000
     Special Education: LINKS $5000
     Special Education: SEBS $5000

Alternative School Stipends Stipend
     Teachers $2000
     Teachers in ESL, Math, SPED, Science $5000

Vocational Shop Area Stipends Stipend
     Allied Health (Tier 2) $10,000
     Electrical (Tier 1) $5000
     HVAC (Tier 1) $5000
     Information Technology $5000
     Pre-Engineering/Robotics (Tier 2) $10,000

Instructional Leadership Specialist Stipend
      ILS who are in a critical needs area will be placed on the ILS CN salary table

* For information on the Springfield Empowerment Zone Partnership salaries, please visit

Non-Instructional Positions in Springfield Public School

Many roles help the Springfield Public Schools support the learning of our students. We are committed to hiring highly qualified, effective and diverse employees to help support our children. 

To learn more about any of the positions listed below, please click here to view current vacancies and job descriptions. Be sure to review the minimum qualifications prior to applying.

    • Paraprofessionals
    • Substitute Teachers
    • Clerical Positions
    • Custodial and Facilities Positions
    • Bus Monitors
    • Crossing Guards
    • Security Guards

How Do You Apply for a Job with Springfield Public Schools?

Springfield Public Schools only accepts completed online applications through our TalentEd Career Website. Please note that in order to be considered to a position, all candidates must complete an online application. To view and apply for current postings, please click here.

The following steps should be completed (in order) by candidates interested in working in the Springfield Public Schools.

Step 1. Go to the SPS TalentEd Career Website located here

Step 2. Browse our open positions 

    • Tip: You can find open positions by entering search terms into the search bar, read the job descriptions, and apply for those that are right for you.

Step 3. Review and verify that you meet minimum qualifications for the position. These can be found at the bottom of the posting. Should you have any questions, contact the Human Resources Department at 413-787-7100.

Step 4. Select the position you are interested in and click the “Apply for this Position” button on the right-hand side. This will prompt you to create an account or log into your existing TalentEd profile. Once logged in, you must complete all the required application field to be considered for the position.

What Can You Expect After Applying for a Position?

Step 1. The Application Review: Each school/department hiring manager, typically the school leader or department administrator, will review applications for their posted positions.  It is important to note that schools and departments manage their own interview/hiring process and that the review process may look slightly different from building to building. 

Step 2. The Interview: Once application materials have been reviewed, applicants may be selected for an interview. If selected for an interview, you will be contacted directly by the School/Department. Should you have specific questions about the position or the status of an application, please contact the hiring manager listed at the bottom of the posting. with district-approved interview questions

Step 3. The Offer If recommended for the position, you will be contacted by the Human Resources Department with instructions and next steps upon successful reference and background checks. Do your best to provide the requested documentation and information in a timely and thorough fashion, so we can get you working in your new position.

Please note that certain positions receive a high volume of applications. While we do our best to consider all applicants, we seek candidates whose backgrounds best align with the duties of the position. Due to the fast-paced nature of our district, we are not always able to give feedback regarding your candidacy.

Nondiscrimination Statement

The Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, age, disability or military service or marital status. The Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate in admission to, access or treatment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation, disability or homelessness.

Title IX Notice of Nondiscrimination

Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment.  Springfield Public Schools is required by Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 not to discrimination on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment.  The Senior Administrator of Human Resources, Kathleen O’Sullivan, Springfield Public Schools, 1550 Main St. Springfield MA, 01103, 413-787-7100,  ext. 55428, has been designated as the employee responsible for coordinating Springfield Public Schools efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX.  Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 to Springfield Public Schools may be referred to Kathleen O’Sullivan or to U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Ave., SW Washington, DC 20202-1100, telephone 800-421-3481.



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