Job Title: Early Childhood Pre-K Teacher
Location: Various School Locations
Salary Range: DFT Salary Schedule
Reports to: Principal or Designee
Bargaining Unit: Detroit Federation of Teachers
Benefits Eligible: Yes
In accordance with the Agreement between the Detroit Federation of Teachers and the Detroit Public Schools Community District, the following vacancy is announced:
Position Summary: The Teacher offers rigorous curriculum aligned with the State of Michigan Common Core guidelines while upholding the mission, vision and values of the Detroit Public Schools Community District. Collaborates with families and other staff members to ensure academic success of students. Evaluates and monitors students’ progress on a periodic basis.
- Must possess a valid Michigan Teacher Certificate or Michigan Temporary Teaching Authorization (T2EA) with an endorsement in (Early Childhood Education ZA or ZS.
- Bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by the North Central Association of colleges and secondary schools or equivalent agency.
- Must possess at least 2 semester hours or 3.0 CEU’s in Child Care Administration or have an Administrative credential approved by State of Michigan or be willing to obtain credential within 6 months of hire.
- Plan a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students, utilizing the mandated curriculum.
- Create a classroom environment that is conductive to learning and appropriate to the PreK assignment.
- Prepare for classes assigned and show written evidence of preparation (lesson plans) upon request of the immediate supervisor.
- Follow and adhere to the procedures and guidelines of the Early Childhood Department, State of Michigan Licensing (LARA), Wayne County RESA, GSRP, MDE and DPSCD.
- Encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior. Develop reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure and maintain order in the classroom in a fair and equitable manner congruent to Detroit Public Schools Community District student code of conduct and with knowledge of the district's core curriculum.
- Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals - establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects and the like to communicate these objectives to students.
- Assess the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required/ requested. Complete Child Observation Record Online (COR) 3 times per year and ASQ as required by the Early Childhood Department.
- Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media.
- Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and workstation.
- Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations.
- Complete Home Visits twice per school year. Complete Parent Teacher Conference at least twice per school year and maintain Individual Development Plan for each student throughout school year.
- Make provisions for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms.
- Plan and supervise purposeful assignments for Associate Teacher, Noon Hour Aide and/or volunteer(s) and provide feedback to immediate supervisor as it related to their job performance if requested.
- Strive to maintain and improve professional competence (classwork, participation in professional growth activities). Work to implement through instruction and district's philosophy of education and its goals and objectives.
- Obtain 24 hours of Professional Development per school year including but not limited to: CPR/First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogen, Food Safety, Diversity and Licensing regulations as appropriate.
- Attend staff meetings and serve on staff committees as required.
- Perform all other duties as assigned.
If you are a current Detroit Public Schools employee, presently employed with the district, you do not have to submit a fee related to obtaining the Detroit Public Schools security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of security clearance.
If you are hired to fill a vacant position, you will be required to submit a Detroit Public Schools security clearance. At point of offer to hire, you will be responsible for a non-refundable payment of $64.50 via Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover Card, cashier's check, or money order, payable to the DPSCD Police Department. No personal checks or cash is accepted.
Method of Application:
Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered.
Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's prior employer(s) prior to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested.
Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or phone at (313) 873-6897.
DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions opportunities. Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or detroitk12.org/compliance.