Teach at CMS
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At Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, we are looking for bright, energetic, motivated, and dedicated teachers.  We want individuals who will be inspiring leaders in and out of the classroom, raise achievement for every student and will never settle with the status quo.  We want teachers that students will remember and talk about for years to come.  

Candidates that are interested in being contacted by a Recruiter can complete our Teacher Candidate Interest Form and a Recruiter will connect with you. 

  • We are a nationally recognized leader in academic achievement and instructional programs.
  • We have a small-district feel even though we have over 178 schools. Click here for a listing of all CMS Schools
  • We are a diverse district with students from 183 different countries.
  • We offer a wide range of instructional environments for teachers, including traditional schools, magnet programs, and career and technical education programs.
  • We are supported by parents and the broader community.  We have over 41,000 volunteers at CMS.
  • We have a 1:1 student/technology ratio and are a leading district in integrating digital learning and teaching.
  • We offer our 144,000 students the best education they deserve.  The four-year cohort graduation rate at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is 89%.

Tour our Schools

While our great city has a lot to offer such as concerts, sporting events, festivals, shopping, restaurants, and outdoor activities, we would particularly like for you to come to Charlotte and see our schools. This will allow you to get to know our students and staff along with the culture of our district. If you are a licensed candidate interested in scheduling a micro-tour please email us at with dates and schools you are interested in seeing and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Meet our Students


Beginning Teacher Development and Support

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has an active department dedicated to the unique needs of teachers in their first three years of practice, their mentors, and their school leaders. Our goal is to ensure that beginning teachers and their students make growth and are proficient in their practices.​

We offer:
  • Beginning Teacher Academy
  • Assigned Mentor and Monthly School-Based Support Meetings
  • Peer Observations, Classroom Coaching Sessions and More!

Teacher-Leadership Talent Pool

Many of our schools offer career paths that allow you to stay in the classroom while continuing to advance as a teacher and teacher-leader, reaching many more students with excellent instruction, receiving and giving great support, and earning up to $20,000 more in addition to your base salary.

Click here to learn more!

Teacher Loan Forgiveness

The Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program, offered through the US Department of Education, is intended to encourage individuals to enter and continue in the teaching profession. Under this program, if you teach full-time for five complete and consecutive academic years in certain elementary and secondary schools and educational service agencies that serve low-income families, and meet other qualifications, you may be eligible for forgiveness of up to a combined total of $17,500 on your Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans and your Subsidized and Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans.

For more information on this program, please click here.

Licensure Resources

P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools website ( is in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any website accessibility concerns may be brought via the following, Email the Web Accessibility Team at WebAccessibility or Call: 980.343.0115. In compliance with Federal Law, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools administers all education programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age, or disability. Inquiries regarding compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities, may be referred to the District's Title IX Coordinator at titleixcoordinator or to the Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Education.