21-22 SY CTE Health Science Teacher

Copperas Cove, TX, US
Apr 02, 2021
Job Title: CTE Health Science Teacher
Wage/Hour Status: Exempt
Reports to: Principal
Dept./School: CCHS

Primary Purpose:

Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences in Health Science designed to fulfill their maximum potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Enable students to develop competencies and skills that will prepare them for success in higher education and society.


  • Valid Standard Health Science Technology certification as prescribed by the State Board of Educators Certification
  • Associate/Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university
  • Current licensure, certification or registration by a nationally recognized accrediting agency as a health professions practitioner - Liscensed Vocational Nurse or Registered Nurse (preferred) with one year long-term care experience
  • Approval by the certification officer of an approved teacher preparation program, two years wage earning experience utilizing the licensure requirement described in section •230.483 (4) (B), in addition to that required to be registered or certified
  • Valid Texas Teaching Certificate with required endorsements for subject and level assigned from any State Educator's Certification Department and to have the ability to be certified in Texas

Special Knowledge/Skills:

Knowledge of career and technical education subject assigned

General knowledge of curriculum and instruction

Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior

Ability to oversee student field experiences in career area assigned

Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills


One year student teaching or approved internship

Two to five years of wage-earning experience in the area of certification

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Instructional Strategies
  1. Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of district's curriculum program and show written evidence of preparation as required. Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for differences in individual student differences.
  2. Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, equipment, and technology that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned and present subject matter according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative regulations.
  3. Conduct assessment of student learning styles and use results to plan instructional activities.
  4. Work cooperatively with special education teachers to modify curricula as needed for special education students according to guidelines established in Individual Education Plans (IEP).
  5. Work with other members of staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods according to district requirements.
  6. Plan and assign work to instructional aide(s) and volunteer(s) and oversee completion.

Student Growth and Development
  1. Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formal and informal testing.
  2. Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned. Sponsor outside activities approved by the campus principal.
  3. Present a positive role model for students; support mission of school district.

Classroom Management and Organization
  1. Create classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
  2. Manage student behavior in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.
  3. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
  4. Assist in selecting books, equipment, and other instructional materials.
  5. Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required.

  1. Establish and maintain a professional relationship and open communication with parents, students, colleagues, and community members.

Professional Growth and Development
  1. Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.
  2. Comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers.
  3. Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.

  1. Comply with federal, state, and local regulations related to the occupational area assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Direct the work of assigned instructional aide(s).

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Tools/Equipment Used: Personal computer and peripherals; standard instructional equipment

Posture: Prolonged standing; frequent kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting

Motion: Frequent walking

Lifting: Regular light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds); may lift and move text books and classroom equipment

Environment: Work inside, may work inside and outside; regular exposure to noise

Mental Demands: Maintain emotional control under stress; work prolonged or irregular hours

This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

The Copperas Cove Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or any other basis prohibited by law in its programs, activities, or employment practices. For inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies, contact: Director of Human Resources or Director of Student Services at (254) 547-1227, 408 S MAIN, Copperas Cove, TX 76522.

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