Exceptional Children's Teacher

Position Title Exceptional Children's Teacher Position Number 094301 Department ASU/RCOE Lab School - 260850 Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Degree in special education – adapted.


Knowledge, Skills, & Mindsets Required for this Position:

  • Ability to constantly monitor the safety and well-being of students.
  • Ability to motivate students.
  • Strong command of instructional strategies geared to reach students at all ability levels.
  • Strong command of differentiation strategies for all student learners.
  • Strong command of summative and formative assessment strategies.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Strong command of behavior management skills.
  • Ability to maintain a clean and orderly learning environment.
  • Effective interpersonal skills that would promote meaningful communication with student families and the community.
  • Commitment to meeting the needs of a diverse student population.
  • Commitment to being a teacher leader and an effective team player.
  • Commitment to professional learning and development.
License/Certification Required

Hold or be eligible for a North Carolina Teaching License in special education – adapted.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Exceptional Children’s teacher will play an integral role in developing a robust academic program for students in a self-contained classroom. They are expected to guide students in their social, emotional, and academic development.

Duties and responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develops and implements an instructional plan to meet the needs of students with disabilities.
  • Develops and implements annual Individualized Educational Program ( IEP ) plans for students, including present levels of educational performance, special education needs, instructional goals and objectives, and the special education and related services required to meet those goals.
  • Provides research-based specialized instruction to address the instructional goals and objectives contained within each student’s IEP .
  • Uses diagnostic information obtained from tests and other assessment procedures to update IEPs as needed.
  • Evaluates and assesses student progress against instructional objectives.
  • Employs various teaching techniques, methods, and principles of learning to enable students to meet their IEP goals.
  • Delivers instruction using appropriate accommodations and modifications.
  • Follows state-mandated due process procedures and functions.
  • Monitors student behavior, maintains discipline, deescalates inappropriate behaviors, teaches appropriate behavioral strategies, and restrains students when necessary in accordance with established laws and regulations.
  • Assists students with disabilities with their personal and self-help needs, such as eating, toileting, and other essential tasks that the students are not able to perform by themselves.
  • Collaborates regularly with regular education teachers to ensure students are receiving appropriate classroom accommodations and to help teachers understand student IEPs.
  • Communicates with parents regarding their child’s educational progress via periodic written progress reports.
  • Acts as a case coordinator for assigned students; consults with community resources, school support professionals, and parents to better understand and meet student needs.
  • Maintains student records in accordance with North Carolina’s policies governing services for children with disabilities.
  • Complies with state and federal education statutes.
  • Treats all students in a fair and equitable manner.
  • Interacts effectively with students, colleagues, parents, and community members.
  • Follows a plan for professional development and demonstrates evidence of growth.
Suggested Salary Range NC public schools salary scale. Minimum payment will match current salary. Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of a position within a classroom environment including, teachers must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, with or without reasonable accommodation. Will need to be able to move comfortably, from standing to sitting to working on the floor, in order to interact effectively with the children.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach required documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • List a minimum of 3 professional references in the application or attach a List of References with Contact Information
AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

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