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 2019-20 school year will begin employment mid-July 2019. Submit an application for one of the positions below.
PRE-K, KINDERGARTEN, 1ST, 2ND, & 3RD GRADE TEACHER OPENINGS
Master Teacher Positions: Each Master Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd 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, 2nd, or 3rd Grade. Click the specific 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 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
Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Grade Teacher
Each Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd 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 Early Childhood and Elementary 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, 2nd, or 3rd Grade. [Return to Top]
Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd 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, 2nd, or 3rd Grade. [Return to Top]
Pre-K and 3 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 Pre-K and 3rd grade Music Specialist will teach a 45-minute music period to each of the four Pre-K or fiv 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, 2nd, or 3rd Grade. [Return to Top]
Pre-K, 2nd and 3rd 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 four Pre-K classes, or five 2nd or 3rd 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, 2nd, or 3rd Grade. [Return to Top]
Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Grade Apprentice Teacher
In this role, you will work as the primary support teacher in one Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, or 3rd 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 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. [Return to Top]
Music Teacher (Middle School)
TEP is deeply committed to music instruction, evident in the fact that TEP students learn music every day! TEP treats music as a full-fledged subject (such as English or Math), and NOT as an add-on elective meant to supplement other subjects. TEP middle school students study general music in 5th grade; this 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, while also continuing to develop their music literacy skills. [Return to Top]
Physical Education Teacher (Middle School)
Middle School Apprentice Teacher