Open Teaching Positions

APPLICATION DEADLINE & START DATE
We are currently accepting applications for ALL the open teaching positions listed below. These applications are reviewed in the order that they are received. There is currently NO final deadline for applications. Newly hired teachers for the 2016-17 school year begin employment on July 11, 2016Submit an application for one of the positions below.

KINDERGARTEN TEACHER OPENINGS

Master Teacher Positions: Each Master Kindergarten Teacher listed below is paid a $125,000 annual salary with a full benefits package. Each position requires a minimum of 3 years of lead teaching experience, at least 2 of which must have been with Kindergarten students. Click the specific position name below to be taken to a description of the role.
Apprentice Teacher Positions: The Kindergarten Apprentice Teacher listed below is paid a $55,000 annual salary with a full benefits package. This position requires a minimum of 1 year of elementary or early childhood classroom experience. Click the position name below to be taken to a description of the role.

MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER OPENINGS

Master Teacher Positions: Each Master Middle School Teacher listed below is paid a $125,000 annual salary, has the opportunity to earn an annual bonus, and receives a full benefits package. Each position requires a minimum of 3 years of lead teaching experience, at least 2 of which must have been in 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th grade classrooms. Each TEP middle school teacher teaches one subject to one grade level in any given year (e.g. 6th grade Science). However, TEP teachers may switch grade levels and/or subjects from one year to the next. Click the specific position name below to be taken to a description of the role. 
Apprentice Teacher Positions: The Middle School Apprentice Teacher listed below is paid an annual salary, commensurate with experience, ranging from $60,000 to $85,000 and receives a full benefits package. This position requires a minimum of 2 year of elementary, middle, or high school classroom experience. Click the position name below to be taken to a description of the role.

DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS OF TEACHING POSITIONS 

Kindergarten Teacher
Make history by joining the founding team of kindergarten teachers at TEP's new elementary school, which is opening with one cohort of 120 kindergarten students in August 2016. Each Kindergarten Teacher will serve as the lead master teacher for one class of students. Though teachers must be adept at teaching the range of subject areas, strong experience with literacy instruction is critical. TEP kindergarten classrooms will be utilizing the Core Knowledge Language Arts literacy curriculum, while integrating elements of the Tools of the Mind literacy activities as well. Note that experience with these curricula is not required. This position requires a minimum of 3 years of lead teaching experience, at least 2 of which must have been with Kindergarten students. [Return to Top]

Kindergarten Teacher - Math Specialist

Serve as TEP's master kindergarten math teacher by leading math instruction across all kindergarten classrooms. As TEP's founding kindergarten math teacher, you will have a unique opportunity to shape the foundation of our elementary school math program. TEP will be utilizing Singapore Math as the primary kindergarten math curriculum, so experience with these materials is an important qualification for this role. This position requires a minimum of 3 years of lead teaching experience, at least 2 of which must have been with Kindergarten students. [Return to Top]

Kindergarten Teacher - Tools of the Mind Specialist
Lead TEP's kindergarten students in the Tools of the Mind curriculum, with its emphasis on developing independent, self-regulated learners. All TEP kindergarten classes will spend a portion of the day in your Tools of the Mind classroom. Experience as a lead teacher in a Tools of the Mind kindergarten classroom is required. This position requires a minimum of 3 years of lead teaching experience overall, at least 2 of which must have been with Kindergarten students. [Return to Top]

Kindergarten Teacher - Music Specialist
TEP is deeply committed to music instruction, evident in the fact that TEP students learn music every day, beginning in kindergarten! 30 minutes of every day are devoted to music in every TEP kindergarten classroom. This is an amazing opportunity to turn TEP's youngest students on to the joys of singing, playing instruments, and music-making. This position requires a minimum of 3 years of lead teaching experience, at least 2 of which must have been with Kindergarten students. [Return to Top]

Kindergarten Teacher - P.E. Specialist
TEP's commitment to developing healthy bodies and active lifestyles begins with daily Physical Education classes for all kindergarten students. In this role, you will lead all Kindergarten classes in 30 minutes of P.E. instruction each day. You will also supervise unstructured play time during recess, ensuring that students are safe but active and on the road to developing the habits that will lead to life-long health. This position requires a minimum of 3 years of lead teaching experience, at least 2 of which must have been with Kindergarten students. [Return to Top]

Kindergarten Apprentice Teacher
Play a key role in helping to lead TEP's first-ever cohort of kindergarten students as a Kindergarten Apprentice Teacher. In this role, you will work as the primary support teacher in one kindergarten classroom, lead small group instruction in literacy and math, and refine your own skills under the guidance of a team of experienced teachers. A minimum of 1 year of previous elementary school or early childhood classroom experience is required. Looking to have a big impact while developing into a Master Kindergarten Teacher yourself? This is the role for you. 
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Social Studies Teacher (Middle School)
At TEP, students learn history through an emphasis on text study - both primary and secondary sources. Join our Social Studies department and develop students' ability to comprehend and analyze historical texts while increasing their understanding of United States and World history. TEP students take 1 period of Social Studies each day from 5th through 8th grade, following the New York State Scope & Sequence. Each grade level has one Social Studies teacher who teaches all students on that grade level. [Return to Top]

English Language Arts (ELA) Teacher (Middle School)

ELA teachers at TEP inspire students with theme-based, close-reading units that incorporate novels, non-fiction texts, and poetry. Independent reading is emphasized throughout the school - with robust classroom libraries in all subject areas (from ELA to Science to Music). Writing instruction is focused around developing 3 long form essays per year (one per trimester), two argumentative pieces that respond to literary or nonfiction texts or topics and one narrative piece. ELA teachers teach their students for 90 minutes per day, which consists of one reading-focused period and one writing-focused period. There are typically 3 ELA teachers per grade-level; this allows each ELA teacher to focus on a smaller subset of students on the grade and gives time for individualized feedback. [Return to Top]

Special Education Teacher (Middle School)
TEP has at least one Special Education teacher for each grade level. The Special Education positions at TEP are designed as collaborative team-teaching (Integrated Co-Teaching) positions, whereby the Special Education team teach with general education ELA and Math teachers in general education classrooms (which have both General Ed and Special Ed students). The Special Education teacher also teaches small group literacy and math support classes for students who are significantly behind grade level in these subjects. [Return to Top]

Mathematics Teacher (Middle School)
Join TEP's middle school math department, which has placed in the top 5 in NYC (out of all 373 ranked NYC public middle schools) for three consecutive years, based on students' long term growth in math from 5th to 8th grade. As a member of TEP's math team, you will teach students on your grade-level for 90 minutes of math each day. [Return to Top]

Science Teacher (Middle School)
The 'favorite subject' of many TEP middle school students, science excites students with a balance of hands-on labs and rigorous readings related to scientific ideas. Each science teacher teaches one grade level, developing a curriculum aligned to the New York City scope and sequence and integrating the Next Generation Science Standards. Students take 1 period of science per day from 5th through 8th grade. TEP is looking to expand it's science offerings to 7th and 8th grade students by offering science Regents classes next year. 
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Music Teacher (Middle School)
All TEP students take music 1 period every day. Middle school music teachers collaborate to develop a program that is rigorous in all aspects and treats music as a full-fledged subject (such as English or Math), and NOT as an add-on elective meant to supplement other subjects. All TEP 5th grade students take general music, which includes singing instruction, basic instrumental instruction, rhythm and musical notation, and music history. Students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades currently specialize in one of the following tracks: chorus, band, or piano. Students in each track spend their daily music period engaging in formal voice or instrumental instruction and practicing in their ensemble. Students learn to become skilled and literate musicians - building knowledge in music theory and basic music history. TEP's music program emphasizes performance through regular ensemble concerts for the TEP community. TEP is seeking additional music teachers who have an excellent background in general music instruction and who can lead an existing TEP ensemble or start a new one with new instrumentation. [Return to Top]

Speech & Debate Teacher (Middle School)
All TEP middle school students take Debate Class, three times per week for two trimesters. The first trimester focuses on developing public speaking skills while the second trimester focuses on developing skills of logic and argumentation. Debate class is taught by TEP teachers from many different subject areas; these teachers are provided curricular materials and training by TEP's Speech & Debate Teacher. The Speech & Debate Teacher is a full time TEP teacher with the following responsibilities: (1) teach a full load of classes in your discipline (e.g. ELA, Social Studies, etc.), (2) further develop TEP's existing Speech & Debate Curriculum and provide training and feedback to teachers leading TEP's Debate classes, and (3) coach TEP's junior or senior debate teams in interscholastic tournaments. [Return to Top]

Physical Education Teacher (Middle School)
At most middle schools, students take PE class twice per week (if they're lucky!). At TEP, students get a full period of PE every day because physical education is one of the three pillars of our program: Academics, Arts, and Athletics. Each PE teacher teaches all of the students on one grade level in classes that emphasize physical activity through skill instruction, structured sports, and cooperative games. PE teachers also incorporate health content, emphasizing nutrition and fitness concepts. Finally, PE teachers coach a number of TEP competitive sports teams, which include 4 basketball teams (including the reigning 5th grade boys champions and the reigning 6th grade co-ed champions), a co-ed soccer team, a girls volleyball team (reigning champions), an Asphalt Green co-ed flag football team (reigning champions), a co-ed track team, a boys baseball team, and a girls softball team. [Return to Top]

Other Subject Areas (Middle School)
TEP recognizes the importance of subjects such as Visual Arts, Theater/Drama, Dance, Library/Media, and Technology. TEP aims to integrate these subjects into TEP's other course offerings and extra-curricular programming to the greatest extent possible. For example, TEP currently has a variety of dance and arts-based clubs. However, note that TEP is currently not seeking teachers for these specific subjects. Given limited resources and TEP's unique teacher compensation model, TEP has had to make difficult choices with respect to course offerings for students. Though this may change in the future, TEP is currently seeking middle school teachers in only the following subject areas: English Language Arts, Social Studies, Special Education, Mathematics, Science, Speech & Debate, Music, and PE. If you teach one of the subject-areas for which TEP is not seeking teachers, we encourage you to stay involved by joining our mailing list. Should new opportunities arise, these will be publicized via the mailing list and posted on the website. [Return to Top]

Middle School Apprentice Teacher
A TEP Middle School Apprentice teacher is an individual who already has significant experience (a minimum of 2 years) as a lead classroom teacher and has demonstrated exceptional potential to develop into a Master Teacher. A Middle School Apprentice teacher has the exact same responsibilities as a Middle School Master Teacher at TEP (serving as a lead classroom teacher, etc.) The primary difference between a Middle School Apprentice Teacher and a Middle School Master Teacher at TEP is the evaluation scale on which the teacher is assessed. The evaluation scale for a Middle School Apprentice Teacher builds in significantly more 'room for growth' than the evaluation scale for a Middle School Master Teacher. There is NO separate application for Middle School Apprentice Teacher positions. To apply, simply complete an application for the Middle School Master Teacher position in your subject area. In the application, there is a place where you will be able to indicate that you are interested in being considered for an apprenticeship (in the event that we decide that you are not yet ready for a Master Teacher position at TEP). [Return to Top]

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