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Teacher (Special Education) (Special Education Teacher) – Littleton, Colorado
Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System, Department of Justice
Job ID: 14866Start Date: 11/07/2018End Date: 11/23/2018
To be considered for the position, you must meet the following basic qualification requirements: Basic Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited or pre-accredited institution that included or was supplemented by supervised student teaching, and at least one course in each of the following areas: general psychology, human development, history and/or philosophy of education, and teaching methods at the learning level of the position to be filled, i.e., elementary or secondary learning level. For secondary school teaching positions, applicants must also have had at least 24 semester hours (or equivalent) of course work in each of the principal fields of instruction.
Applicants must meet the degree and course requirements shown above, and, in addition, must have had at least 24 semester hours(or the equivalent) of course work in special education that included at least one course covering the teaching of exceptional students and courses in the appropriate field(s) of specialization.
NOTE: ALL applicants MUST upload legible transcripts as verification of educational requirement. Transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically linked from USAJOBS at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable). All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, Click Here.
For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. department of Education website:Recognition of Foreign Qualifications
If you are selected for this position, you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript prior to your first day on duty.
In addition to having the above Basic Requirements, applicants must also meet the following:
Education: GL-09: Two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master’s degree OR master’s or equivalent graduate degree.
GS-11: Three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
OR Experience: GL-09 and GS-11: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in federal service. To be creditable, this experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular qualifications to perform successfully the duties of the position, and must typically be in or related to the position to be filled.
Some examples of this qualifying experience could be:
GL-09: Experience teaching special learning needs students in core subjects (i.e., literacy, GED and ESL programs), including adapting instructional materials and methods.
Experience in developing individualized lesson plans and modifying existing academic curricula for prescriptive programs to meet special learning needs.
Experience in developing a record-keeping system to evaluate special learning needs students, and recommending adaptations to encourage successful progress through the identified course work.
Experience selecting, administering and interpreting various formal and informal academic tests and other diagnostic measures. GS-11: Experience in designing, developing, and implementing a variety of lessons, curricula and instructional materials based on assessment data, knowledge of teaching strategies, and learning styles for special learning needs students.
Experience developing, administering and analyzing a variety of individualized formal and informal diagnostic special education and literacy tests, identifying deficiencies and developing prescriptive educational programs.
Experience in designing a record-keeping system to evaluate special learning needs students, analyzing data presented, developing and implementing adaptations to ensure students’ successful progress through course work.
Experience in utilizing prescriptive teaching techniques and accommodation strategies, and constructing extra audio/visual aids to reinforce skills taught, and other motivational tools and approaches unique to instructing special learning needs students. OR
Combination of Educationand Experience(GL-09 and GS-11): Combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. Only graduate level education in excess of the amount required for next lower grade may be combined with experience. This experience must have equipped you with the particular qualifications to perform the major duties of this position as described above.
If applicable, credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the number of hours worked per week) spent in activities.
**Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**
If you’d like to submit a resume or apply for this position, please contact Premier Veterans at firstname.lastname@example.org. All are free to apply!