Open Teaching Positions

APPLICATION DEADLINE & START DATE
We are currently accepting applications for ALL open teaching positions listed below. Applications are reviewed in the order that they are received. Applications are accepted until all positions are filled. Newly hired teachers for the 2017-18 school year begin employment on July 10, 2017Submit an application for one of the positions below.

KINDERGARTEN & 1ST GRADE TEACHER OPENINGS

Master Teacher Positions: Each Master Kindergarten or 1st Grade Teacher position listed below is paid a $125,000 annual salary with a full benefits package. Each position requires a minimum of 2 years of lead teaching experience in Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, or 2nd Grade. Click the specific position name below to be taken to a description of the role.
Apprentice Teacher Positions: The Kindergarten or 1st Grade Apprentice Teacher listed below is paid a $55,000 annual salary with a full benefits package. While teaching experience is not required, applicants must have teacher certification or a temporary license. Click the specific position link 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 years 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 or 1st Grade Teacher
Each Kindergarten or 1st Grade Teacher serves 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 and 1st grade classrooms utilize the Core Knowledge Language Arts literacy curriculum. Note that experience with this curriculum is not required. This position requires a minimum of 2 years of lead teaching experience in Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, or 2nd Grade. [Return to Top]

Kindergarten or 1st Grade Teacher - Special Education
The Special Education teacher works as a co-teacher in an integrated classroom, team teaching with the general education teacher. The integrated classroom has a mix of both General Ed and Special Ed students. Approximately 20% of TEP students have Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). This position requires a minimum of 2 years of lead teaching experience in Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, or 2nd Grade.  [Return to Top]

1st Grade Teacher - Music Specialist
TEP is deeply committed to music instruction, evident in the fact that TEP students learn music every day at every grade level. TEP's 1st grade Music Specialist will teach a 45-minute music period to each of the five 1st grade classes. This is an amazing opportunity to introduce TEP's youngest students to the joys of singing, playing instruments, and music-making. This position requires a minimum of 2 years of lead teaching experience in Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, or 2nd Grade. [Return to Top]

1st Grade Teacher - P.E. Specialist
TEP's commitment to developing healthy bodies and active lifestyles begins with daily Physical Education classes for all students at every grade level. In this role, you will teach a 45-minute PE period to each of the five 1st grade classes. You will also supervise unstructured play as well as structured activities 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 2 years of lead teaching experience in Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, or 2nd Grade. [Return to Top]

Kindergarten or 1st Grade Apprentice Teacher
In this role, you will work as the primary support teacher in one kindergarten or 1st grade classroom, while
 refining your own skills under the guidance of an experienced teacher. You will serve as the lead teacher for one period of instruction each day and the support teacher for other periods of instruction during the day. Throughout the day, you will also lead small group learning in both literacy and math. While teaching experience is not required, applicants must have teacher certification or a temporary license.  Looking to have a big impact while developing into a Master Kindergarten Teacher yourself? This is the role for you. [Return to Top]

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 Educator team teaches with general education ELA and Math teachers in integrated 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 its science offerings to 7th and 8th grade students by offering science Regents classes next year. 
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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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