Teacher Application Process

DPS has recently reached an agreement with the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA). To see what your pay will look like under the new agreement, we encourage educators to use our updated salary finder. This page is currently being updated to reflect the terms of our new agreement and teacher compensation structure. Thank you for your patience.

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Step 1 – Complete the General Teaching application via the DPS job board.

Completing the General Teaching application is the first step in the pre-screening process and a requirement for all new teachers to Denver Public Schools.

For the General Teaching application, you will need to provide the following information:

Required Information

  • Contact information
  • Employment history
  • Education/Teacher Preparation Program information
  • Licensure information
  • Endorsement information
  • Social security number (SSN) or Travel Documentation Number
  • Résumé

Optional Information

  • Cover letter (optional)
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)
  • Copy of your official college transcript(s) (front and back of each page) (optional)
  • Teaching sample video: Upload optional link to a video of a teaching sample for consideration in your application review by including the link in your employment profile (optional)

Once you have submitted your application, a Human Resources screening specialist will review it within 7 business days.

*If you are a J-1 Cultural Exchange Applicant, please click here.

*If you are currently employed with DPS in any capacity, please apply using the “Internal Candidates Apply Now” button below. Please click here for instructions on how to apply as an internal candidate.

Step 2: Complete a 15-minute phone interview.  Please look for an email containing information about scheduling it.

As of July 1, 2018, through October 31, 2018, our screening process will no longer require TeacherMatch’s online assessment; we will be conducting phone interviews only.  This step is mandatory for all teacher applicants.  Interview spaces are limited, so we strongly encourage you to schedule your interview within 72 hours of receiving the email.  If there are no interviews available, please continue to check back as new interview spots open regularly.

Important: If you are an international candidate, please email us at Teach in Denver (teachindenver@dpsk12.org) and DO NOT schedule an interview using the link provided because we are unable to call international numbers.  Our only two options in this case are for you to call our screener directly or to use Skype, so please let us know which option you prefer and we will give you further instructions.

Step 3: Apply to school-specific positions

After completing the screening interview, you will receive an email inviting you to apply to school-specific positions.

Please visit the DPS Jobs Board to apply for these positions. You can use the drop-down menus and the keyword search to filter positions by grade level, region, school year, school, or subject.

Step 4: Interview for school-specific positions

Due to volume of applications, school leaders will reach out directly to candidates they wish to move forward. Interview process will vary depending on the school.

The interview process varies by school and may often include some (or all) of the following: A one-on-one interview with the school’s principal, interview by a panel of current teachers, review of a sample lesson plan, and/or teaching of a sample lesson plan.

Prior to your interview day, please contact the school directly to find out the different parts of their specific interview process.

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