Teacher (Special Education: CoTeach ELAR) (MMS)
Company: Midway Independent School District
Posted on: September 20, 2022
Job Title: Special Education Teacher
Reports to: Principal
Dept./School: Assigned Campus
Exemption Status: Exempt
Date Revised: 3/21/2018
Provide special education students with learning activities and
experiences designed to help them fulfill their potential for
intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Develop or
modify curricula and prepare lessons and other instructional
materials to student ability levels. Work in self-contained, team,
departmental, or itinerant capacity as assigned.
Bachelor's degree from accredited university
Valid Texas teaching certificate with required special education
endorsements for assignments
Knowledge of special needs of students in assigned area
Knowledge of Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee
Individual Education Plan (IEP) goal setting process and
General knowledge of curriculum and instruction
At least one year of student teaching or approved internship
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Collaborate with students, parents and other members of staff to
develop IEP through the
ARD Committee process for each student assigned.
Implement an instructional, therapeutic, or skill development
program for assigned students
and show written evidence of preparation as required.
Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies,
activities, materials, and equipment
that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of
Work cooperatively with classroom teachers to modify regular
curricula as needed and assist
special education students in regular classes with assignments.
Participate in ARD Committee meetings on a regular basis.
Conduct assessment of student learning styles and use results to
plan for instructional activities.
Present subject matter according to guidelines established by
Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media to meet the
needs and capabilities of
each student assigned.
Plan and supervise assignments for teacher aide(s) and
Use technology in teaching/learning process.
Student Growth and Development
Conduct ongoing assessments of student achievement through formal
and informal testing.
Provide or supervise personal care, medical care, and feeding of
students as stated in IEP.
Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned.
Sponsor outside activities
approved by campus principal.
Be a positive role model for students; support mission of school
Classroom Management and Organization
Create classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate
for the physical, social,
and emotional development of students.
Manage student behavior and administer discipline. This includes
intervening in crisis situations
and physically restraining students as necessary according to
Consult with classroom teachers regarding management of student
behavior according to IEP.
Consult district and outside resource people regarding education,
social, medical, and personal
needs of students.
Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students,
Assist in selection of books, equipment, and other instructional
Establish and maintain open lines of communication by conducting
conferences with parents,
students, principals, and teachers.
Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students,
parents, and community members.
Use effective communication skills to present information
accurately and clearly.
Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related
Keep informed of and comply with federal, state, district, and
school regulations and policies
for special education teachers.
Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other
documents as required.
Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff
committees as required.
Supervise assigned teacher aide(s).
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Standard office equipment including computer and peripherals;
standard instructional equipment.
Prolonged standing; frequent kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping,
pushing/pulling, and twisting
May be required to lift and position students with physical
disabilities; control behavior through physical restraint; and
assist non-ambulatory students exposed to biological hazards.
May work prolonged or irregular hours; occasional districtwide and
Maintain emotional control under stress; work prolonged or
This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities
assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all
responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may
Received by Date
Midway Independent School District does not discriminate against
any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, military status or
on any other basis prohibited by law. Employment decisions will be
made on the basis of each applicant's job qualifications,
experience, and abilities. The Title IX Coordinator for Midway ISD
is Mary Lou Glaesmann, Assistant Superintendent for Human
13885 Woodway Drive, Woodway, Texas 76712. Contact phone number is
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