Teaches elementary, middle school and/or secondary school subjects in a special education environment and helps students learn subject matter and skills that contribute to their development as mature, able, responsible, and productive citizens. Prepares lesson plans that reflect Massachusetts’ curriculum frameworks and individualizes instruction based on student needs. Develops Individual Education Programs and documents students’ progress. Aids students with behavioral, emotional and/or physical needs or disabilities.
Prepares and implements lesson plans to meet individual needs of students, considering state and agency requirements, and the physical, emotional and educational levels of student development. Lesson plans reflect the MA curriculum frameworks.
Designs, modifies and/or selects instructional materials and strategies appropriate to individual student needs.
Employs differentiated instruction using a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media and materials.
Utilizes appropriate assessment techniques, instructional materials and strategies to implement instruction with a variety of learners.
Designs, develops and implements Individualized Education Programs (IEP).
Bachelor's degree in Education or related field (psychology, human services), Masters preferred.
Experience with age-range based upon teaching position needs.
Required use of computer, e.g. Microsoft Word, use of Internet-based systems (IEP and lesson planning), Internet, and report writing.
Teachers must possess or, in the alternative, must obtain licensure post-hire. Licensure determination rests with the MA Department of Education. Teachers must comply with the individual specific requirements as outlined by the MA Department of Education.
Preliminary, Initial, or Professional license (Massachusetts) in Moderate Disabilities required. If not licensed, must meet waiver eligibility, apply for licensure and obtain licensure post-hire.
Valid driver's license of state of residence required.