Become a Hearing Impaired Teacher! Teach Memphis!
Apply Now! The Early Application Deadline is Monday, June 11, 2012!
Apply now at www.teachmemphis.org!
Memphis City Schools realizes that teachers matter, and the district, through its Teacher Effectiveness Initiative, is committing significant resources to attract, retain, develop, and reward top-performing teachers – giving teachers who want to make a real difference the tools to do so. This work puts MCS at the center of national conversations about education and positions it to be a national model for school reform. There’s never been a more exciting time to become a teacher with Memphis City Schools.
With a highly selective application and screening process, becoming a Special Education – Hearing Impaired teacher with Memphis City Schools will place you among an elite group of educators who are transforming lives and communities through their work in the classroom.
Candidates will benefit from a user-friendly online application and streamlined screening process.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
• Competitive salary starting at $41K - $50K+, depending on experience;
• Full medical benefits
• Retirement benefits through the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System
MCS provides extensive ongoing professional development and training for teachers through the district’s state-of-the-art Teaching & Learning Academy, a teacher induction program, ongoing mentoring and advancement opportunities.
We are currently accepting applications for Special Education – Hearing Impaired positions. Please visit www.teachmemphis.org to learn more about teaching in Memphis City Schools and to submit your application today.
No experience is necessary. Candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements:
• Have a valid TN teaching license, a reciprocal teaching certificate from another state, or meet TN transitional licensure requirements (degree in Special Education – Hearing Impaired, 24 credit hours in Special Education – Hearing Impaired, or passing the Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students Praxis II).
• Proficient sign language skills
• Be highly qualified according to NCLB guidelines.
• Have a Bachelor’s degree or higher with a minimum GPA of 2.5; 2.75 for elementary.
• Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
• Pass a criminal background check.
• Master’s Degree in Education or closely related field from an accredited institution, with specialization in Deaf Education; specialization/endorsement in other content areas may also be required.
• Experience teaching/working with children in an educational environment who are Deaf/hard-of-hearing.
• Advanced sign language skills, including American Sign Language (ASL) proficiency.
• Knowledge of and ability to follow mandated compliance standards established by District, State, or Federal regulations.
• Knowledge of and ability to apply current standards-based educational practices associated with students who are Deaf/hard-of-hearing.
• Knowledge of Deaf culture, the local Deaf community, and local resources available for the Deaf community.
• Ability to communicate effectively with Deaf/hard-of-hearing children.
• Ability to respond effectively and positively to feedback.
• Ability to participate effectively in team setting to plan curriculum, prepare lessons, modify instructional material according to the individual needs of the student.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
Memphis City Schools does not discriminate in its programs or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sex, age or genetics. Contact the Office of Equity Compliance (901) 416-6670.
For more information about the application process, please visit www.teachmemphis.org. All inquiries should be directed to www.teachmemphis.org/contact.