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Special Education Teacher I

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Non-Competitive Registration
Annual Salary Range:
$30,576.00 – $42,780.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,274.00 – $1,782.50
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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.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must meet one of the following eligibility requirements:

(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility.  Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted.  These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in Special Education.

(Possession of a valid teaching certificate in special education issued from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will substitute for the specialized coursework.)

Special Requirements

Ability to obtain (at the time of employment or no later than end of probationary period) an appropriate Temporary Authorization Certificate (TAC) issued by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Job Duties

This description may not include all of the duties, knowledge, skills, or abilities associated with this classification.

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, and related special education work.

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 class work 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.

Key Skills

Introductory knowledge of modern practices, techniques, and methods of teaching, as applied to special education.

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

Introductory knowledge of effective means of supervision and instruction as applied to the work of Education Assistants.

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 impaired or normal learning ability.

Ability to maintain proper discipline.

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

(Revised 12/1/08)
(Minor Revision 3/3/09)