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Syracuse, NY 13210


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Apply your passion for urban education.

Teaching in an urban district comes with many challenges, and great rewards. Whether they’re from Syracuse or relocating from another district, our teachers say they are drawn by the diverse population – and incredible potential – of Syracuse students. At SCSD, you’re part of a team that’s all in for a big goal: becoming the most improved urban district in America.

Find your fit among our growing portfolio of schools.

Syracuse schools meet students’ needs in innovative ways. Teachers can choose to work at schools offering expeditionary learning, a career and technical focus, dual language immersion, or the International Baccalaureate program, among others. They can also join our new elementary Latin school or new Montessori Program at LeMoyne Elementary School.

Take your teaching to new heights.

Motivated teachers have regular opportunities to grow as educators. As one of the first districts to fully embrace the rigorous academic expectations of the Common Core State Standards and to help teachers improve their practice through a new evaluation system, we’re setting a higher bar for students and teachers alike – and doing more than ever to help them reach it. In addition to getting valuable feedback in their classrooms, teachers can also opt into a Saturday Academy for up to 50 extra hours of professional development.

Build a rewarding career doing what you love. 

We believe great teachers deserve recognition and ways to advance professionally. Syracuse teacher salaries start at $47,500 with increases for education and experience. Additionally, teachers can earn extra for working in an extended learning time school ($5,480). We’re also working with our teachers to develop innovative new roles for master educators, giving them a chance to earn substantially more money and expand their influence without leaving the classroom.



The Syracuse City School District is looking to ensure that our faculty better represents the diversity of our student body. We are looking for graduates in the teaching areas of: Mathematics, Science, English as a New Language (ENL), Library Media, Special Education, and Technology Education.

In exchange for a 5-year commitment to teach in the Syracuse City School District:

  • Full tuition toward a Master's Degree in Education at Syracuse University
  • Starting salary of $47,500
    Additional pay for prior experience and an opportunity to earn additional $5,000 - $8,900 by working in an extended learning time school
  • Assistance with New York State Teacher Certification Process
    Includes a stipend with assist with expense

For more information and to apply for this program, please click HERE.

How to Apply

We are committed to finding the best teachers for each school and position. From the time you submit your online application, our teacher selection process takes four to six weeks, on average. Teachers will apply to the district first, and then have the opportunity to meet with principals and hiring teams at specific schools. We review applications and interview candidates year-round, on a rolling basis.

If you need assistance with any step of the application process, please call us at (315) 435-4171 or email us at Additionally, we have computers available and will help you complete your application on site at 725 Harrison Street in the Office of Human Resources (Room 111). 

  1. 1

    Online Application

    Upload your resume and complete a multiple-choice assessment (1-2 hours). For most positions, you’ll usually hear back from us regarding next steps within two weeks if we believe you may be a good fit for the position.

  2. 2

    Phone Interview

    Interview with the SCSD recruitment and selection team (30 minutes). 

  3. 3

    Sample Lesson

    Upload a short video of your teaching (20-30 minutes), if you did not already include it in your initial application. 

  4. 4

    School Interview

    Interview with the principal and members of the school team (30-45 minutes). If you applied to multiple school vacancies, you may hear from multiple schools.

    Please note: The selection process outlined above is subject to change. If you experience technical difficulties, please email or call 1-855-980-0511. For questions about SCSD or the application process, contact the SCSD recruitment and selection team here

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