BALTIMORE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS JOB TITLE :
Classroom Teacher - Special Education (SECONDARY) REPORTS TO
: School Principal DEFINITION :
Under the direction of the school principal, plans and provides for appropriate learning experiences for students. Instructs and supervises students in a variety of school-related settings. Monitors and evaluates student outcomes. Performs other duties as assigned. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES :
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :
- Meets and instructs assigned classes at designated locations and times. Maintains a safe and orderly learning environment.
- Plans and implements instructional programs that adhere to system wide goals and priorities and meet the needs, interests, and abilities of students.
- Prepares and documents appropriate lesson plans, based upon adopted curricula, to teach instructional objectives.
- Creates an instructional environment that is conducive to the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of students.
- Communicates standards, achievements, and deficiencies to students and parents. Meets with students and parents.
- Maintains complete and accurate student academic, attendance, and disciplinary records. Monitors and assesses students' academic progress.
- Oversees the appropriate use and care of textbooks, instructional materials, facilities, and equipment.
- Collaborates with school administrators, other teachers, paraeducators, parents, and community members in the education of students.
- Attends staff meetings. Serves on various committees.
Education, Training, and Experience :
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in an applicable field.
Licenses and Certificates :
Possession of, or eligibility for, a Maryland Certificate commensurate to the position is required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities :
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS :
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of pedagogy. Knowledge of the principles and practices of special education including Individualized Education Programs (IEP). Knowledge of curriculum. Knowledge of effective instructional techniques. Knowledge of instructional materials and equipment. Knowledge of assistive technology.
- Skill in instructing special education students. Skill in classroom behavior management. Skill in preparing and implementing lesson plans. Skill in modifying curriculum for special-needs students. Skill in implementing programs that adhere to IEP.
- Skill in communicating with students, their parents, administrators, and others.
- Technology competency. Knowledge of and skill in the use of database, internet, spreadsheet, word processing, and related applications. Knowledge of and skill in the use of technology, audio-visual aids and other equipment to supplement instruction.
- Ability to maintain confidential information. Ability to incorporate differentiation of instruction for all students to meet the needs of special education students.
The work of this class is generally performed in a school environment. Work may require the ability to move around the school and classroom. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Requires attendance at after-school and evening meetings and events.
COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS: Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) is committed to providing the highest quality education to BCPS students and staff while ensuring the health and safety of its students, employees, customers, clients, contractors, interns, and other visitors. BCPS strongly encourages all persons to be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. Information about accessing COVID-19 vaccines and boosters can be found at https://coronavirusvaccineoutreach-bc-gis.hub.arcgis.com/ . Detailed information about BCPS' COVID-19 mitigation plan and requirements can be found at https://www.bcps.org/covid19 . FLSA STATUS :
Exempt Eligible for membership in the Maryland State Retirement Agency.
This document describes the duties and responsibilities of a position. It shall not be held to exclude duties not referenced nor limit the right of management to assign work to employees. Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required Application Instructions Please read and carefully follow the instructions provided below.
- Applicants are required to have a completed application on file for employment with Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS). Each time an applicant applies to a job with BCPS, the application must be resubmitted. If an applicant started an application with BCPS in the past and at a later date decides to apply for additional positions, it is the applicant's responsibility to review the entire application and ensure that all data is up to date (for example, the applicant may need to add additional schooling or certifications, an additional work experience, or provide updated references). The applicant must remember to review the entire application each time for accuracy and submit each time for a new or different vacancy.
- Professional references must be submitted to complete your application. Examples of professional references include current and former principals, supervisors, managers, mentor teachers and university/college supervisors. Personal references from colleagues, friends, community members, etc. will not be accepted. Applicants should notify their reference proactively to inform them they will receive a form via email through a MAILBOT email address from Baltimore County Public Schools. Applicants should also inform their reference(s) of the job they are applying to.
- Be sure to account for all periods of employment and unemployment, including student teaching and internship experience, and include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employers.
- Be sure to answer all criminal background questions. If you answer "yes" to any of the criminal background questions you must provide a written explanation. A criminal offense does not necessarily exclude an applicant from employment with BCPS. Factors such as passage of time since the offense, the nature of the violation, and the extent of rehabilitation will be taken into consideration.
- All persons employed by the Baltimore County Public Schools, regular and temporary, are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background investigation (per COMAR) completed. The fee charged for fingerprinting is $106. An identification card will be issued which must be shown prior to employment.
- Anyone offered employment is required to provide proper identification and documentation of eligibility for employment in the US.
- If you have military experience you will be asked to provide a copy of DD214.
- Official transcripts for all higher education must be received prior to contract signing.
- Some positions will require employees to undergo a physical examination and/or drug testing.
- All newly hired personnel must attend a Badges and Benefits session.
- Additional job verification will be required for salary credit.
The Board of Education of Baltimore County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status in matters affecting employment or in providing access to educational programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the Board's nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: EEO Officer, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Baltimore County Public Schools, 6901 Charles Street, Building B, Towson, Maryland 21204 (443-809-8937). There is a compliance officer responsible for identifying, preventing, and remedying prohibited harassment concerning students. Complaints of harassment should be directed to the executive director, Department of School Safety and Security, 9600 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 118, Baltimore, MD 21220 (443-809-4360). Contact Information
HR Officer, Staffing Team
6901 Charles Street, E Building
Towson, Maryland 21204 Phone: