Boston P-8: Teacher, Science

Aurora Public Schools
Aurora, CO, US
Salary: See the teacher salary schedule at

General Description:
  • Effective teachers in the state of Colorado have the knowledge, skills, and commitments needed to provide excellent and equitable learning opportunities and growth for all students.

  • They strive to support growth and development, close achievement gaps and to prepare diverse student populations for postsecondary and workforce success.

  • Effective teachers facilitate mastery of content and skill development, and employ and adjust evidence-based strategies and approaches for students who are not achieving mastery and students who need acceleration.

  • They also develop in students the skills, interests and abilities necessary to be lifelong learners, as well as for democratic and civic participation.

  • Effective teachers communicate high expectations to students and their families and utilize diverse strategies to engage them in a mutually supportive teaching and learning environment.

  • Because effective teachers understand that the work of ensuring meaningful learning opportunities for all students cannot happen in isolation, they engage in collaboration, continuous reflection, on-going learning and leadership within the profession.

  • Effective teachers establish a rapport with parents, students and colleagues, and exhibit knowledge of the content of the subject area assigned.

  • Effective teachers are responsible for using effective instructional techniques.

  • Effective teachers maintain a positive attitude and perception about the educational task.

Education and Licensure
  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university

  • Holds a Colorado teaching license or is currently eligible for one with the appropriate endorsement for this position

  • A completed Human Resources file including transcripts, student teaching verification, previous work experience

Endorsement Category
  • Science

Strategic Plan
  • The teacher shall identify the development needs of students, shall maintain a productive learning environment, and shall work collaboratively to support the priorities of the Strategic Plan.

Condition of Employment:
  • As a condition of employment, the individual selected for this position will be expected to complete the APS-sponsored Linguistically Diverse Educator (LDE) Certificate Program within the first three years of employment.

Click here to learn about the Culturally Linguistically Diverse Educator Certificate.

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