The Teacher facilitates student success in academic and interpersonal skills by implementing district approved curriculum; documenting teaching and student progress/activities/outcomes; addressing specific educational needs of students; providing a safe and optimal learning environment; and providing feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals, etc. This job reports to the Principal.
Successful candidates must have:
- Graduated from an approved teacher preparation program in technology education;
- Completed a major in technology education or 39 semester hours in technology education distributed in the following areas:
- Technology and culture (experiences shall include the historical development of technology and its present and future impact on the individual, society and the environment): 6 semester hours;
- Technological foundations (experiences shall include technical design and illustration, energy and power, electronics, and materials science): 12 semester hours;
- Technological processes (experiences shall include technical design, material processing, manufacturing, construction, and graphic communication): 12 semester hours; and
- Technological systems (experiences shall include communication, production, and transportation systems): 9 semester hours; or
- Earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a major in one of the following fields of study: architecture, design, engineering, industrial technology, or physics; and completed 12 semester hours of technology education content coursework, including at least 3 semester hours in each of the following areas: technology and culture, technological foundations, technological processes, and technological systems.
- Pursued alternate routes to licensure in Technology Education.
Certificates & Licenses: Valid Virginia Department of Education license required, or the ability to obtain one with an endorsement in Career and Technical Education - Technology Education.
- Experience in instructional planning, curriculum implementation, instruction and performance assessment.
- Possesses leadership qualities and personal characteristics necessary to work effectively with adolescents, parents, business/industry, and community groups.
- Excellent communication, organization and computer literacy skills.
- Teach, supervise, and evaluate students, meet and instruct assigned classes, maintain accurate student record, and utilize classroom technology and equipment.
- Deliver instruction that will allow middle school students to explore the basic elements of technology and culture, technological foundations (design, illustration, energy and power, electronics, and materials science), technological processes (technical design, material processing, manufacturing, construction, and graphic communication) and technological systems (communication, production, and transportation systems).
- Participate in Career and Technical Education co-curricular activities as a club sponsor/advisor.
- Maintain active membership in state and national professional organizations that are tied to the instructional program (Virginia Technology Education Association).
- Maintain compliance with all program and teacher training initiatives that are attached to Technology Education.
- Lead and work effectively with elementary and middle school faculty and counselors to recruit and maintain student participation in the program.
- Perform other duties as assigned by principal or appropriate administrator.