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11 Apr 2024

Teacher SPED Teacher

Prospect Academy of Colorado
 Arvada, Jefferson County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

We are seeking a dedicated and passionate Middle School Special Education Teacher to join our team. The ideal candidate will possess a strong commitment to providing inclusive and individualized education to students with diverse learning needs. As a Middle School Special Education Teacher, you will collaborate with colleagues, support staff, and parents to create a positive and effective learning environment that fosters the academic, social, and emotional growth of each student.



  • Individualized and Group Instruction:
    • Develop and implement personalized learning plans for students with special needs, tailoring instruction to meet their unique learning styles, abilities, and challenges.
    • Utilize a variety of teaching methods, adaptive materials, and assistive technologies to enhance student engagement and comprehension.
    • Plan daily group instruction in either ELA or Math to target specific skills, using a variety of different curricula and supports 


  • Collaboration & Compliance:
    • Work closely with general education teachers, support staff, and administrators to create an inclusive classroom environment that supports the success of all students.
    • Attend and actively participate in Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings for a caseload of 10 students, collaborating with parents, special education team members, and other stakeholders to address students’ academic and behavioral needs.

  • Assessment and Progress Monitoring:
    • Conduct ongoing assessments and analyze data to identify students’ strengths and areas of growth.
    • Monitor and track student progress, adjusting instructional strategies as needed to ensure continuous improvement.

  • Behavioral and Emotional Support:
    • Implement positive behavior support strategies to create a supportive and inclusive classroom environment.
    • Provide social-emotional learning (SEL) guidance and support to help students develop essential life skills and cope with challenges.

  • Professional Development:
    • Stay informed about current trends, research, and best practices in special education.
    • Participate in professional development opportunities to enhance teaching skills and knowledge in the field.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Special Education or a related content field (Master’s degree preferred).
  • Valid state teaching certification in Special Education (preferred) or desire to obtain certification (we can help you!) 
  • Experience working with middle school students with a range of disabilities.


  • Strong understanding of IEP development and implementation.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Patience, empathy, and a genuine passion for supporting students with special needs.

Salary Range: $45,000.00- $65,173.4

How to Apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume, cover letter, and a list of professional references to the Executive Director, Please include a statement outlining your philosophy of inclusive education and your approach to meeting the diverse needs of middle school students with special needs.   Prospect Academy of Colorado  is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.