Job Product: Provides education in a manner which inspires students, facilitates mastery of a subject, mentors young intellects, and develops students’ character.
General Purpose: The upper elementary teacher is responsible for providing students with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to develop academic excellence, virtue, and leadership.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Demonstrates subject matter knowledge
- Reading: theory, research, and practice; knowledge of the significant theories, practices, and programs for developing reading skills and reading comprehension; phonemic awareness and phonics: principles, knowledge, and instructional practices; diagnosis and assessment of reading skills using standardized, criterion-referenced, and informal assessment instruments; development of a listening, speaking, and reading vocabulary
- Theories on the relationships between beginning writing and reading
- Writing: Approaches and practices for developing skill in using writing tools; writing process and formal elements of writing; cursive
- English: Children’s and young adult literature; adult literature; classical and contemporary works; genres, literary elements, and literary techniques; nature, history, and structure of the English language: lexicon and grammar
- Mathematics: Basic principles and concepts related to elementary school mathematics in the areas of number sense and numeration, patterns and functions, geometry and measurement, and data analysis
- History: Major developments and figures in Colorado, U.S., and world history, with stress on Western civilization; basic economic principles and concepts; basic geographical principles and concepts; U.S. political principles, ideals, institutions, and processes, including their history and development
Faithfully implements curriculum
Delivers effective instruction
Manages classroom climate and operation
Meets professional responsibilities
- Have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree
- Passed the Elementary Education content test (Praxis II)