Early Childhood Education
Position: CTE Teacher-Early Childhood
Location: 100% School Based
Position Period: 38.6 Week
Reports to: Academic Department Chair of Career and Technical Education
This is a high school teaching position in Early Childhood Education which is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. The Early Childhood Education program is a series of prescribed courses for grades 10-12 that provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in careers that relate to families and human needs. Early Childhood Education delivers industry-standards based instruction that includes in-depth study of human development, pediatric diseases and disorders, and social and community services. Students develop goals, objectives, and teaching strategies to provide instruction and care for children. Students practice hands-on skills in classroom simulated environments and placements in area daycare centers. Students develop competencies leading to postsecondary education and employment related to the human services industry. Students may be eligible to obtain certifications and internships in many of the areas of Early Childhood Education.
CTE teachers are responsible to:
Provide rigorous and relevant instruction on pre-approved hands-on curriculum in the content area and general work-place readiness.
Integrate soft-skill instruction into competency-based content area activities.
Support students in industry relevant competitions, industry exploration activities, professional organizations and postsecondary initiatives.
Show evidence of project-based learning (e.g., competitions, capstone events, etc.)
Collaborate with core content teachers on common course planning, integration and alignment.
Collaborate with school-based staff (college and career coach, counselor, etc.) and CTE Partnership Development Liaisons and Program Coordinators to identify and recommend work-ready students.
Attend all relevant professional development set by the Department of College and Career Preparation in order to provide the best educational experience possible for students. Examples include:
o Quarterly industry-focused PD sessions.
o Industry advisory council meetings.
o Instructional PD sessions.
o Summer Institute sessions.
o New teacher supports (e.g., New Teacher Center PD, CTE teacher coaching)
Maintain and update industry certifications as required by Illinois State Board of Education and Chicago Public Schools.
Attend CPS CTE professional development sessions if working under a provisional certificate or a newly hired teacher.
ISBE Type 09 in Family and Consumer Sciences with a designation in Living Environments, Nutrition, and Wellness, or an ISBE Type 34/35 in Early Childhood Education (certificate must be in place prior to teaching)
Minimum Bachelor's Degree
First Aid Certification or must be obtained within 12 months from date of hire
CPR Certification or must be obtained within 12 months from date of hire
Minimum 6,000 hours (3 years full-time) industry experience, e.g. daycare, pre-school or pre-K program
First-Aid Instructor Certification
CPR Instructor Certification
Prior teaching experience
Excellent planning, organization, written and verbal communication skills
High-level problem solving skills
Computer literacy and familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite
Team and detail oriented
This is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) teaching position that is not at an OSI school.