CERTIFIED APPLICATION ONLINE HELP
CLICK HERE TO BEGIN OR UPDATE THE ONLINE APPLICATION!
CLICK HERE FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF JOB OPENINGS
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN APPLYING FOR TEACHING POSITIONS IN COBB!
- Monitor our vacancy list, new positions are added daily, to add
positions you are interested and qualified for to your application.
- List all areas of certification from all states whether or not they
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
- How do I add a job to my online application?
Click on “How To Update Your Online Application” above.
- I lost my user ID and password, how do I get it?
Please make sure you go to the '
Forgot your User ID and/or password? Click here.' section at the bottom of the login screen. Once there, you will get 2 different options
to recover your User ID and/or Password. The system has the ability to e-mail your login information immediately to the e-mail address you
entered on your application.
If your e-mail address has changed, please contact us at 770-426-3342 to update your contact information. If necessary, please
make sure you update your e-mail address on your application next time you log into the STAR system.
- What is the application/employment process?
- Apply Online
- All applications are reviewed to determine if the applicants meet the minimum requirements for the position(s) applied for.
- References are completed electronically with supervisors supplied by the applicant.
- When a vacancy occurs, the hiring administrator selects applicants from among the qualified persons and conducts
interviews. Applicants are interviewed in the school/division where the vacancy exists. After the interviews, the
administrator makes an employment recommendation to Human Resources. If selected, you will be contacted by a HR Supervisor/Manager.
- Will I be contacted for a job interview?
First, we review your application. If you are qualified for a
position(s), your application will be referred to the principal or
supervisor with the vacancy. The principal/supervisor may or may not
contact you for an interview. Due to the large volume of qualified
applicants, not everyone referred to the principal or supervisor will be
- What is the status of my application?
You will receive an e-mail upon submission of your application to
confirm receipt. If you meet the qualifications for the position(s) for
which you applied, your name will be referred to hiring officials. While
your application is active, hiring officials will also be able to query
and find your application if your skills meet their needs.
- 6. I submitted an application, but have
not yet heard back. Whom should I contact?
Unfortunately, due to the large volume of applications we receive,
we are unable to respond personally to all applicants. Should your
qualification match our staffing needs, we will contact you directly.
- How do I become certified to teach?
The Georgia Professional Standards Commission is the licensing
agency for the State of Georgia. To teach in a public school in Georgia,
a certificate (license) is required. The Georgia Professional Standard
Commission’s website is
www.gapsc.com. Please access the website to acquire detailed
information regarding certification requirements. Check Rules and
Regulation under the certification drop down menu. Cobb County accepts
applications from candidates who hold or are eligible (completed all
requirements, passed all tests by date of employment) for a
professional, renewable certificate in Georgia or another state.
- What are the GA TAPP and the One Year
Supervised Practicum Programs?
Both the Georgia Teacher Alternative Preparation Program and the One
Year Supervised Practicum Programs are “alternative” routes to
certification. Go to www.mresa.org for specific details on each of those
programs. Cobb County only accepts applications from GA TAPP candidates
in the areas of math, science, foreign language and special education.
Those candidates must have been accepted into the program and must have
completed the “Essentials of Effective Teaching” course. Cobb County
will accept applications from candidates for the One Year Supervised
Practicum in those same areas and then in other subject areas ONLY on an
as needed basis.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The application window for GA TAPP through
MRESA is usually the month of February. Please check the MRESA website for more information.
- Do you hire people holding
non-renewable (provisional) certificates?
Beginning Fall 2006-07, Cobb County will accept applications from
candidates who hold or are eligible for a non-renewable (provisional)
certificate only in the areas of special education, math and science,
foreign language and in other areas ONLY on an as needed basis. To be
considered for possible vacancies, Special Education candidates must
submit their passing GACE I scores or documentation verifying exemption
AND present a letter of acceptance from a PSC approved College or
University verifying acceptance into a special education program. Math
and science candidates must submit their passing GACE I scores or
documentation verifying exemption AND have achieved a passing score on
the GACE content test in the area for which they are seeking employment.
- How can I confirm my current
supervisor has completed and returned the electronic reference form?
Go to the main website:
www.cobbk12.org. Click on Employment, select option to "Update an
existing application", select option "Have you already registered or
applied?". Log in by entering your User ID & Password. At the bottom of
the next screen, select "Check reference status" link. If your
references have not completed the Electronic reference form which was
sent to their e-mail address, verify their e-mail address is accurate
and/or contact your reference directly to confirm they received the
reference form and it is not in their spam folder. Once the application
process is complete, we have all the information we need to consider you