Certified Employment

The Mobile County Public School System (MCPSS) is looking for talented people to teach, lead, and support our students and educational system.


An applicant seeking a teaching position in elementary or secondary education must have a Bachelor's degree or higher in an education field and a valid Alabama Professional Certificate.

If an applicant recently completed an Alabama Approved Program in the field of education, and issuance of Alabama certification is pending, a letter of completion is acceptable. This letter of completion should come from the university and must include the degree type, completion date, and a statement that an application for certification has been forwarded to the Alabama State Department of Education. This letter of completion is only available upon request by the graduate.

SPECIAL NOTE for teacher applicants that DID NOT complete an education program:

MCPSS employs non-certified applicants in core critical need areas when there are no available applicants who are certified. The critical need areas are mathematics, science, and foreign languages.

To be considered for an alternative route certification, an applicant must have a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education and have a minimum grade point average of 2.75* on a 4.0 scale. You must have an academic major in the field, have 32 semester hours, including 19 hours of upper division credits in the teaching field, or passing scores on the Praxis II assessment. Refer to the "Alternative Certification" link under the "Employment" heading at the bottom of the Human Resources page for additional information.

*For persons with a GPA between 2.0 and 2.74, a higher alternate passing score on the Praxis is required.


An applicant seeking an administrative position must have a valid Alabama Leadership Certificate with an administrative endorsement and must meet all Mobile County Public School System requirements and be listed on the Eligible Candidate Roster (ECR).

SPECIAL NOTE for teacher and administrative applicants with a certificate from another state:

If you have a professional certificate from another state, you will need to apply for an Alabama Professional Certificate. You can do this by contacting the Alabama State Department of Education at teached@alsde.edu, 334-242-9977 or Post Office Box 302101, Montgomery, Alabama 36130-2101. You must have an Alabama Certificate prior to interviewing with our system. MCPSS generally will not submit an application for "Emergency" certification unless the position you've applied for has been deemed an emergency for our system.


MCPSS uses the online employment application provided by the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE). By completing this one application, you may apply for both Certified and Administrative positions.

MCPSS uses email as our primary means of communication and, as such, you must have a valid email address which you can access and check regularly.

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