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:: Tchr, Special Education-LD Candidate Pool 2013-14 ::

Educational Service Center

Position Code:
20000352 - Tchr, Special Education-LD Candidate Pool 2013-14

Work Hours:
Varies, 38 wks

Application Deadline:
Always Open

Position Description:


Provide academic and social skills instruction to children with Learning Disabilities. To create an educational program and a classroom environment that is multicultural/gender and ability fair/developmentally appropriate, is favorable to learning and growth and is based on a commitment that all children can learn.




Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills.This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class.Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours.Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function.Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:



  • Responsible for case management and maintaining appropriate due process files.
  • Work effectively with an interdisciplinary team.
  • Acquires knowledge of the goals of the Minneapolis Public School District Improvement Agenda and site/school goals.
  • Establishes developmentally appropriate instructional and behavioral expectations for students and for him/herself and communicates those to students and their families.
  • Creates lessons and learning environments that are safe, respectful, and interesting as well as multicultural/gender and ability fair/developmentally appropriate. Selects, adapts and individualizes materials appropriate for diverse student populations and skills.
  • Collaborates and communicates regularly with families in making educational decisions and uses family and community resources to support learning.
  • Assesses students' developmental, cognitive and social needs and provides developmentally appropriate instruction to meet those needs.
  • Regularly assesses student learning by using multiple forms of assessment.
  • Facilitates positive interactions between students and teacher, student and peers and student and other adults.
  • Models learning and behavior consistent with the expectations for students.
  • Assesses own instructional effectiveness through the Professional Development Process (PDP).
  • Participates in ongoing and regular staff, team and individual professional development.
  • Collaborates with peers to develop, plan and implement best practices based on the needs/abilities of the students.
  • Participates in site-based management and shared decision making.
  • Always keeps the students' needs and rights first and foremost in any educational decision making.
  • Demonstrates competence in the Minneapolis Standards of Effective Instruction.
  • Has a working knowledge of and implements the Minnesota State Standards and the Graduation Rule.



Education, Training and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university.
  • Working knowledge of the subject matter, classroom management techniques, current researched best practices and strategies, as well as students' learning styles and needs, both academic and affective.
  • Prior successful experience student teaching or teaching in urban, multicultural education setting.
  • Demonstrates continued professional development through course work, research, peer collaboration and/or job-embedded staff development.



·Master’s or PhD





  • A valid Minnesota teaching in Emotionally/Behaviorally Disordered or proof of pending approved licensure.



·Teacher Salary Schedule – 38 weeks




School environment; may involve lifting up to 50 pounds; and the ability to sit, walk, and/or stand for extended periods of time, both indoors and outdoors.



Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready. Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability or status with regard to public assistance.

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.



All applicants, including MPS employees, must complete an on-line application at (click on Careers).In addition, upload an electronic copy of both your cover letter and resume to your application at the time that you apply.Make sure that you apply for the specific position in which you are interested.

Only complete applications, which include all of the following items, will be considered:

·Cover Letter


·On-Line Application

Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee.Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.