Additional Certification Requirements/Endorsements
Or Sec. Sp. Ed. 7-12 Grades
Roles and Responsibilites
*Creates a classroom environment that provides for student involvement in the learning process and enables each student to achieve learning objectives.
*Participates in district and school-based professional development activities.
*Plans and conducts activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration and work time that provides students with opportunities to learn, observe, question, and investigate.
*Instructs students individually and in groups using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions and demonstrations.
*Adapts teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests
*Knowledgeable in the use and implementation of assistive technology
*Takes all necessary safety precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
*Develops and maintains positive and cooperative interactions and communications with parents, colleagues and community.
*Monitors and assesses student progress and adjusts student instruction accordingly.
*Makes recommendations about appropriate accommodations for all types of formal assessments
*Makes recommendations to mainstream staff about the types of accommodations, adaptations, special resources, courses, classes, and classroom adjustments that are appropriate for each special education student
*Develops IEPs in accordance with state and federal regulations
*Creates and implements behavior intervention plans needed to achieve a positive learning environment
*Consistently implements the classroom behavior management point/level system
*Maintains data to support the effectiveness of intervention techniques
*Works with behavior coaches to develop individual and classroom interventions
*Documents incident reports relating to crisis/time out/restraint
*Schedules three year re-evaluations for students with disabilities in accordance with state and federal regulations
*Bachelor's degree in applicable field of education from an accredited college or university.
*Must meet the "highly qualified" criteria as defined by the "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001."
*Coursework/knowledge/experience with students exhibiting behavioral challenges in the school setting is preferred.
*Knowledge of techniques that address and develop positive social behavior.
*Certification in Crisis Intervention Techniques/restraint techniques or willingness to become certified.
*Must understand and be willing to work within the parameters of an Aligned Instruction System, including teaching a unified curriculum.
*Record of involvement in professional organizations (such as National Middle School Association (NMSA), Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), Children and Adult with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) etc.)
*Demonstrated proficiency with PC-based computer applications, Microsoft Office applications, email, web applications, and industry specific technology.
Salary Rate Range
Teacher Salary Scale + 10 Extra days