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24-25 - Itinerant Early Childhood Special Education Teacher - 1.0 FTE (40 hpw)

24-25 - Itinerant Early Childhood Special Education Teacher - 1.0 FTE (40 hpw)

Student Services

District Wide

Minimum Annual Compensation: $48,656

MMSD is seeking highly motivated and energetic teacher applicants for openings for the 2024-2025 school year. The Madison Metropolitan School District actively seeks and encourages women and candidates of color to apply.

Becoming a Model School District

The Madison Metropolitan School District is committed to being anti-racist, culturally responsive, and inclusive. We have a simple but bold vision - to ensure that every school is a thriving school, fostering the growth of every student so they graduate from high school ready for college, career and community.

Our strategy is captured in our strategic framework , and centers on three major goals: that all children achieve academically, that our schools are places where children and adults thrive, and that our Black youth excel at school. To achieve this vision, we seek to retain staff in all positions, who are committed to being anti-racist, culturally responsive, and inclusive. Staff who will actively contribute to our ongoing commitment to making MMSD a thriving, welcoming environment for all students, families and staff.

We firmly believe and are here to create a work environment that is challenging and rewarding, while supporting you in your career path. We aim to foster, cultivate, and retain a skilled workforce that supports and mirrors the diversity of our student population.

We know this vision doesn't come to life without dynamic leaders in every school. For more information on our teacher screening and selection process, please visit our TEACH Madison webpage.

About Our District

The Madison Metropolitan School District is the second largest school district in Wisconsin. The district serves a beautifully diverse population of more than 27,000 students. More than half are students of color. Almost half come from low income households. Nearly one third are English Language Learners, and more than 100 languages are represented in our schools. Madison schools are committed to making this district a place where every child thrives.

Job Summary:

Teach and support preschool children with a variety of disabilities (e.g., SDD, OHI, Traumatic Brain Injury, Autism, etc.) in natural environments, classrooms, and community based settings. Work as a team member with central office and building based administration, general education teachers, related service staff, special education assistants, school support staff, parents, and community childcare providers. Instruct and monitor special education assistants. Assess the overall development of children, use developmentally appropriate practices, develop appropriate individual educational plans (IEPs), conduct reevaluations as assigned, and provide modifications and accommodations as necessary.

Examples of duties:

  • Work with other IEP team participants to design, implement, and evaluate Individual Education Plans.
  • Work in collaboration with child-care providers and school support staff in designing and implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum and practices for a wide range of preschool children.
  • Teach and provide instruction in natural environments (e.g., Headstart, day care, home, nursery school, preschools) as well as in a variety of other environments.
  • Develop strategies to foster social relationships between preschool children with and without disabilities.
  • Provide verbal and written instruction, monitoring, and consultation to special education assistants.
  • Communicate progress to parents, other teachers, related services staff, special education assistants, administrators, and/or other appropriate individuals.
  • Evaluate program effectiveness on a continuing and annual basis and revise programming as appropriate.
  • Conduct functional behavioral assessments and create behavior intervention plans utilizing positive behavioral interventions for children with challenging behaviors.
  • Work with kindergarten and elementary school staff to effectively transition children moving to kindergarten.
  • Ability to be a creative and flexible problem-solver who is able to work in collaboration with others.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the needs of preschool children and best practices in early childhood education.
  • Participate in on-going professional development activities.
  • Use preschool performance standards to inform the individual education program.
  • Demonstrate basic literacy in the assessment and use of assistive technology.
  • Support practicum students and/or student teachers.
  • Establish and maintain rapport with children.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills (e.g., empathy, active listening, etc.)
  • Demonstrate strong and effective written and oral communication.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree. Transcripts required for final employment.
  • Must have a Wisconsin teacher license. Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) teaching license in Special Education (1801, 1811, 2801, 1810, 1809, 1830, 2801) to cover the grade level(s) being taught.
    • Applications are considered on a rolling basis. MMSD must first consider applicants who are fully licensed before considering applicants who are not yet licensed.
    • If you do not already have an active Wisconsin teaching license, you must obtain and maintain the necessary license(s) for the position. An application must be on file within 30 days of starting your employment with MMSD. Failure to do so will result in your contract being voided.
    • The district does not provide financial support for the continued education that is required to achieve the certification. The district does not select or endorse any particular certification program that leads to the required Wisconsin teaching license. An unlicensed candidate can be considered, but they must be hired by a school district in order to apply for a One-Year License with Stipulations with DPI.

      • For more information about the One Year with Stipulations licensing process: https://dpi.wi.gov/tepdl/licensing/types/license-with-stipulations
      • To search DPI-approved certification programs: https://dpi.wi.gov/licensing/pathways-licensure

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