Certified in Another State
Here in Escambia County School District we love our teachers! We are always excited for new team members to bring teaching experience to us. We’re glad you are interested in working with us and we can’t wait to meet you.
You fall into this category if you have a valid five (5) year out of state teaching certificate.
To transfer your skills and experience to the State of Florida, you will need to apply to the Florida Department of Education for certificate reciprocity. Reciprocity is typically awarded for professional, five year certificates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Department of Defense Educational Authority (DODEA, formerly DODDS). To apply, you will need to send a copy of your valid, out of state, professional certificate, and official transcripts to the Florida Department of Education for evaluation. You can apply online at
Once you are awarded reciprocity, you may be eligible to apply for our Spring Hiring Event. This event takes place on April 29, 2017, and gives you the first opportunity at all our positions we will have open for the 2017-2018 school year. All of our schools in Escambia County, Florida that have open positions will be present to meet with interested candidates on that date. This half-day event allows applicants the ability to interview with multiple schools on one day rather than travel to Pensacola for different interviews on different days. Last year at this event 100 individuals were given offers of employment and processed completely through Human Resources, walking out the door employed. This is not an event you would want to miss. This is an invitation only event. Once you have applied to attend, our Certification Specialists will review your transcripts, state certificate, and employment eligibility. If you are eligible to be hired as a teacher in the State of Florida you will receive an invitation to attend the event with details specific to attendance.
Not sure you are ready, or maybe you are unable to visit us in April? Unfilled positions from the Hiring Event, as well as, positions that come open will be posted in our applicant tracking system throughout the Spring and Summer, leading up to the start of the 2017-2018 school year. Keep checking our posted positions weekly to see what is new.
Ready to apply now? Visit our open positions here