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  • Teacher of the Deaf- Industrial Arts

    2022-2023 school year opening Teacher of the Deaf – Industrial Arts

    Possibly: * woodworking, *construction trades, *metal fabrication/welding, *small engine repair and mechanics

    Work with middle school and high school students providing opportunities to explore career options and gain employable skills.

    ISD is located on a 115 acre campus located on the southern edge of Council Bluffs, Iowa. The campus is within 15 minutes of downtown Omaha, Nebraska. ISD serves students from the states of Iowa and Nebraska.

    Send resume, cover letter, credentials, transcripts, etc to Human Resources; Iowa School for the Deaf; 3501 Harry Langdon Blvd.; Council Bluffs, IA 51503-7898. Or attached to an email to: deb.leheup@iaedb.org for more information.

    View general school information and job description on ISD’s web page: www.iowaschoolforthedeaf.org

    Iowa’s teaching licensing board offers options on industrial arts licensure.

    • 5-12 Industrial Technology endorsement on secondary teacher license
    • Completed a secondary education program and met all qualifications for a teaching license in the state where your degree was completed 
    • Completed 24 semester hours in industrial technology to include at least 6 semester hours in 3 different areas. See checklist found at: 5-12 Industrial Technology ?
    • Career and Technical Authorization: see information at Initial Career and Technical Authorization Must meet one of the following qualifications: o
      • 6,000 hours of vocational experience (approximately 3 years of full-time employment)
      •  4,000 hours (about 2 years) of vocational experience if you have a BA/BS degree 
      • 3,000 hours (about 1.5 years) of vocational experience if you have an associate’s degree in the endorsement area sought
    •  Hold a BA/BS degree in any area of study if at least 18 of the credit hours were completed in the teaching endorsement area sought. *** Applicants with this authorization can begin teaching immediately and then must complete some on-line courses related to teaching. Individuals teaching with the 5-12 Industrial Technology endorsement would be expected to add the B-21 Deaf/Hard of Hearing endorsement. Additional endorsements are beneficial.
    See the Iowa Board of Educational Examiner’s webpage: www.state.ia.us/boee/ for information on Iowa licensing and endorsement requirements.

    Primary Function:
    • Assumes responsibility for providing a quality educational program. ? Formulates appropriate educational objective, activities and evaluation.
    • Reports student growth and programs to parents periodically.
    • Maintains discipline within the classroom.
    • Facilitates implementation of the School’s Communication Policy.
    Qualifications: To be considered, an applicant must possess or have the ability to obtain an Iowa Teacher’s Certificate or the Career and Technical Authorization from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners (BOEE)

    Sign language fluency, experience working with the Deaf, and experience working with youth are strongly preferred. Applicants must possess the ability to reach the level of sign language proficiency designated for the position within the time frame established by the School's Sign Language Policy.

    Salary and Benefits: Salary will be determined by the successful applicant’s educational and teaching experience. (BA degree - $47,000-$66,000; MA degree – $55,000-$85,000) Opportunities to coach/sponsor extra-curricular activities. Comprehensive benefits available.

    Work Schedule: This is a full-time, school year position (191 day contract for first year; subsequent years are 189 day contracts).

    Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    The Iowa School for the Deaf is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. A Board of Regents, State of Iowa School.    

    Position Type: Full-time

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