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CERTIFIED BACHELORS TEACHER

The Certified Bachelors Teacher is responsible for teaching academic subjects to deaf, blind, and vision or hearing-impaired students. This position is governed by state

Class Code:

E044C

Job Grade:

GS06

Special Job Requirements:

None

Typical Functions:

Evaluates sensory-impaired students’ strengths and weaknesses, based on medical, psychosocial, and academic achievement tests, teacher assessments, and observation of students. Writes Individualized Education Plans (IEP’s) that establish individual achievement goals for each student. Develops lesson plans for reaching IEP goals and complying with curriculum guidelines. Creates or modifies teaching materials and learning aids for sensory impaired students. May utilize specialized instructional methods, including sign language or Braille, to teach classes. Evaluates student progress, through written work, observation, testing, and oral feedback, and completes reports on student achievement. Meets with students, parents, and/or other staff to discuss student goals, progress, and/or problems. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the subject matter being taught. Knowledge of educational planning and teaching techniques. Ability to develop individualized achievement goals based upon psycho-educational testing and evaluation results. Ability to evaluate students’ progress and revise Individualized Education Plans (IEP’s) and lesson plans. Ability to interact with others to discuss and resolve problems.

Minimum Qualifications:

Certified in a teaching area, such as elementary education or subject being taught by the Arkansas Department of Education in accordance with ACA 6-17-401, 6-17-402, and 6-17-403. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

E
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