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Teacher (Special Education: CoTeach ELAR) (MMS)

Company: Midway Independent School District
Location: Woodway
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: Special Education Teacher

Reports to: Principal

Dept./School: Assigned Campus

Exemption Status: Exempt

Date Revised: 3/21/2018

Primary Purpose:

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

Special Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Knowledge of special needs of students in assigned area

Knowledge of Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee process and

Individual Education Plan (IEP) goal setting process and implementation

General knowledge of curriculum and instruction


At least one year of student teaching or approved internship

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Instructional Strategies


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 students assigned.


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 IEP.


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 volunteer(s).


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 district.

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 IEP.


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, equipment, materials,

and facilities.


Assist in selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials.



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 skills.


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.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervise assigned teacher aide(s).

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Tools/Equipment Used:

Standard office equipment including computer and peripherals; standard instructional equipment.


Prolonged standing; frequent kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting


Frequent walking


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 statewide travel

Mental Demands:

Maintain emotional control under stress; work prolonged or irregular hours

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 be required.

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 Resources,

13885 Woodway Drive, Woodway, Texas 76712. Contact phone number is 254-761-5610.

Keywords: Midway Independent School District, Waco , Teacher (Special Education: CoTeach ELAR) (MMS), Education / Teaching , Woodway, Texas

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