Metro Nashville Schools of Innovation are Hiring Teachers Now (5k signing bonus)

TNTP, Inc. - Nashville, Tennessee - Full time

Metro Nashville’s Schools of Innovation are accepting applications for teachers in all subjects, especially critical shortage areas of bilingual/ESL, mathematics, science, special education, and the arts for the 2019-2020 school year. Certified teachers, career changers, and recent graduates should apply today! Find more information on the Schools of Innovation at

MNPS Schools of Innovation offer:

  • A starting salary between $43k-$50k.
  • A $5,000 signing bonus for math, ESL, and special education positions. To learn more about the terms of this bonus, please contact MNPS HR at 615-259-8607.
  • A robust benefits package in addition to your salary, including health coverage, paid time off, and retirement benefits.
  • A system of instructional supports including high-quality literacy and math curriculum, effective literacy and math coaching, and ensuring teachers are supported to focus on state-aligned literacy and math student work outcomes.

MNPS’s Schools of Innovation are implementing some of the most innovative reform strategies in the nation. We are looking for highly effective teachers with a passion for urban education and a go-getter spirit to help us become the highest performing urban district in the nation.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

We highly encourage applications from certified teachers and strong candidates who meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree
  • Hold U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status and pass a criminal background check
  • Valid Tennessee teaching certificate in appropriate subject area OR meet requirements to enroll in the alternate route to certification process.
  • The Schools of Innovation are expanding the applicant pool in high priority subject areas to candidates who are not currently certified but are eligible for a Practitioner License. Career changers with a college degree and passing Praxis scores can teach on a practitioner license for up to six years while they work towards earning their professional educator license.
  • For alternate route certification eligibility requirements and application information, please visit the Tennessee Department of Education website at this address:

Apply to teach with the Schools of Innovation today!

The MNPS online application is available at Filling out the central application will give you access to open positions you can apply to directly. When selecting positions, the Schools of Innovation with MNPS are:

  • Alex Green Elementary School
  • Amqui Elementary School
  • Antioch Middle School
  • Bellshire Elementary
  • Buena Vista Elementary
  • Caldwell Elementary
  • Cumberland Elementary
  • Gra-Mar Middle School
  • Haynes Middle School
  • Jere Baxter Middle School
  • Joelton Middle School
  • Madison Middle School
  • Maplewood High School
  • McMurray Middle School
  • Moses McKissack Middle School
  • Robert Churchwell Elementary
  • Robert E. Lillard Elementary School
  • Rosebank Elementary School
  • Tom Joy Elementary School
  • Warner Elementary School
  • Whites Creek High School
  • Wright Middle School
  • The Cohn Learning Center

Metro Nashville Public Schools does not discriminate employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sex, age or genetics.

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