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Memphis City Schools Seeks Arabic Language Speakers

posted on: Jan 13, 2011

Memphis City Schools, the nation’s 19th largest school district is looking for talented individuals to help grow its Arabic language program. Currently, we are seeking to fill 6 Arabic positions for the 2011-2012 school year with strong, qualified Arabic speakers. MCS offers applicants the opportunity to pursue teacher certification while teaching in the classroom. The qualifications are a completed Bachelor’s degree with a 2.5 GPA (if from a non-US institution, you will be required to submit a transcript evaluation), proof of United States citizenship or residency, and a degree in Arabic, 24 credit hours in Arabic, or an intermediate high or better rating on the Oral Proficiency Interview. Non-certified teachers will be required to enroll in a Teacher Education Program in order to continue teaching beyond the first year.

There’s never been a more exciting time to become a Memphis City School teacher. Memphis City Schools realizes that teachers matter, and the district, through its Teacher Effectiveness Initiative, is committing significant resources to attract, retain, develop, and reward top-performing teachers – giving teachers who want to make a real difference the tools to do so. This work puts MCS at the center of national conversations about and positions it to be a national model for school reform.

With a new, highly selective application and screening process, becoming a teacher with Memphis City Schools will place you among an elite group of educators who are transforming lives and communities through their work in the classroom. Candidates will benefit from a user-friendly online application and streamlined screening process. We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

* Competitive salary starting at $40K-$49K+, depending on experience;
* Full medical, dental, and visions benefits;
* Retirement benefits through the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System

MCS provides extensive ongoing professional development and training for teachers through the district’s state-of-the-art Teaching & Learning Academy, a teacher induction program, ongoing mentoring and advancement opportunities.

We are currently accepting applications for Arabic teachers. Please visit to learn more about teaching in Memphis City Schools and to submit your application today.