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Academic Teacher I

  • Academic Teacher I
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
  • How do I apply?
Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$28,872.00 – $46,176.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,203.00 – $1,924.00
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This is entry-level professional work in the instruction of pupils of normal or impaired learning ability in a state correctional, youth, and/or mental health facility.

Job Duties

Teaches subject matter appropriate to educational background and certification by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Instructs juvenile offenders, patients/residents, or adult offenders in state facilities in elementary or secondary school subjects, or in related areas.

Adheres to the state-approved course of study, but is required to exercise considerable ingenuity and flexibility in adapting a program to fit the needs, abilities, and conditions distinctive to pupils in a variety of state facilities.

Administers and scores pre/post tests.

Plans and outlines classwork within prescribed limits; assembles and prepares learning materials for special study.

Functions as part of a teaching team and assists in developing, implementing, and evaluating individual educational plans.

Supervises the work of Education Assistants; assigns and reviews work to ascertain that tasks have been performed as directed.

Participates in teacher conferences, meetings, and educational research projects.

Maintains scholastic and attendance records.

Confers with parents and/or students regarding students' needs, progress, and/or abilities; provides individual instruction and encouragement as needed.

Orders necessary supplies and materials.

Receives general supervision from an Education Supervisor or other designated administrator, with review primarily for determining adherence to curriculum standards and maintenance of proper discipline.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following requirements will determine eligibility. Experience and education may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from registers.)

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in appropriate coursework or in the field of Education.

Special Requirements

Ability to obtain (at the time of employment or no later than nine (9) months from date of hire) an appropriate Temporary Authorization Certificate (TAC) issued by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education OR an Adult Education and Literacy Certificate (AEL) issued by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education OR American Board for Certification of Teachers of Excellence (ABCTE).

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Introductory knowledge of modern practices, techniques, and methods of teaching.

Introductory knowledge of the principles of educational testing and of the principles and methods of remedial education.

Introductory knowledge of effective means of supervision and instruction.

Introductory knowledge of the needs and requirements of working with students with disabilities.

Ability to apply modern methods and principles of education to pupils functioning at the elementary and/or secondary school level.

Ability to maintain an interest in the positive improvement and development of children, adolescents, or adults of normal and/or impaired learning ability.

Ability to maintain proper discipline.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and students.

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