Special Education Teacher III

  • Special Education Teacher III
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
  • How do I apply?
Class Number: 
3047
Exam Components: 
Non-Competitive Registration
Annual Salary Range:
$38,304.00 – $54,276.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,596.00 – $2,261.50
Pay Grade: 
A24

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Definition

This is senior-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, 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 education plans.

Assists with supervisory educational activities, or may perform limited supervisory responsibilities in a small facility school while participating in the teaching program.

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.

Areas of Interest: 
Academic, Vocational & Guidance Services

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(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.)

Eighteen or more months of experience as a Special Education Teacher II with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System.

OR

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

Four or more years of post-baccalaureate special education teaching experience in a school accredited by a governing agency (such as the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education or the North Central Association on Accreditation and School Improvement).

(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.)

OR

A Master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in Special Education; and,

Two or more years of post-baccalaureate special education teaching experience in a school accredited by a governing agency (such as the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education or the North Central Association on Accreditation and School Improvement).

OR

A Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Education; and,

Three or more years of post-baccalaureate special education teaching experience in a school accredited by a governing agency (such as the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education or the North Central Association on Accreditation and School Improvement).

(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 the end of the probationary period) an appropriate Temporary Authorization Certificate (TAC) issued by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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?

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

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

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

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

Intermediate knowledge of the principles and methods of educational research.

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 and/or normal learning ability.

Ability to maintain proper discipline.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and students.

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