February 2012 - Special Educator e-Journal

Table of Contents

  • Update from the U.S. Department of Education

  • Calls to Participate and New Projects

  • Special Education Resources

  • Update From The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

  • Latest Employment Opportunities Posted on NASET

  • Upcoming Conferences and Events

  • Funding Forecast and Award Opportunities

  • Acknowledgements

  • Download a PDF or XPS Version of This Issue

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Latest Employment Opportunities Posted on NASET

Special Education Teachers (various categories)

Mesa, AZ

Job Category: Teacher

Posted on Friday 20. of January 2012

Job Description

Mesa Public Schools is looking to hire Special Education Teachers in various categories. The role of these teachers is to provide appropriate special education programming for all students with educational disabilities and to promote programming that will accomplish transition of disabled students from school to post school activities, including post-secondary education, independent living and community participation.

Job Requirements

BS Degree. Arizona Teaching Certificate with Special Education endorsement required.

Job Benefits

Health and life insurance plan. Salary starting at $35,569. Excellent support for teachers with Professional Development and mentoring.

Contact Information

Qualified applicants should go to Mesa Public Schools websitehttp//www.mpsaz.org/hr/job_openings/

For information on the application process call Liz Biggs at 480-472-0406 or email to eabiggs@mpsaz.org


$125,000 Salary for Master Middle School Teachers

New York, NY

Job Category: Master Middle School Teacher

Posted on Friday 20. of January 2012


Earn a $125,000 salary and join a team of master teachers at The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School, recently featured on the front page of the New York Times: (http://www.tepcharter.org/nytimes.php).

TEP is a 480-student 5th through 8th grade middle school in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City.

Learn more and apply today at http://www.tepcharter.org/apply.php

Also, we invite you to learn more about TEP Charter School and about teaching at the school on our Live Online Information Session (link below):


About TEP Charter School

TEP aims to put into practice the central conclusion of a large body of research related to student achievement: teacher quality is the most important school-based factor in the academic success of students, particularly those from low-income families. In singling out teacher quality as the essential lever in educational reform, TEP is uniquely focused on attracting and retaining master teachers. To do so, TEP uses a three-pronged strategy that it terms the 3 R's: Rigorous Qualifications, Redefined Expectations, & Revolutionary Compensation. For more information, visit us online at  http://www.tepcharter.org


$125,000 salary + potential annual bonus, full benefits package




Special Education Teachers & Administrators

Private International School - Doha, Qatar

Job Category: Teachers and Administrators

Posted on Thursday 05. of January 2012


Teach Away is now accepting applications for Special Education teaching and administrative positions in an exclusive private international school in Doha, Qatar. Teachers with experience in Special Education classrooms, as well as subject-specific teaching experience are eligible to apply.

Teachers must have a degree in Special Education or an endorsement on their teaching license/certificate in order to qualify. Experience is required.


  • Completed Bachelor's degree (Masters degree preferred)
  • Qualified teacher status/certified teacher (licensed to teach in home state/province); certified in relevant subject area
  • Endorsement or certification in Special Education required
  • Minimum 2 years of experience at relevant level
  • Salary: Starting from $39,000 USD/year tax-free (depending on qualifications and experience)
  • Flight: Return airfare provided (including spouse and up to 3 dependents)
  • Housing: Accommodations provided
  • Health Insurance: Provided by employer
  • Visa Sponsorship: Sponsored by the school
  • Vacation: Summer vacation; national holidays
  • Additional Benefits: Tuition allowance for dependents; shipping allowance; end of contract bonus; professional development opportunities.



Qualified applicants should apply online athttp://www.teachaway.com/application.html

Successful candidates will be contacted via email to schedule an interview.

[Note:Additional Special Education teaching positions are available in other locations. Please visit www.teachaway.com for details.]


Faculty Tenure Track 9 mo (Job #990241)

North Canton, Ohio

Job Category: Tenure-Track

Posted on Thursday 05. of January 2012


Opportunity for a full-time, nine-month, tenure track position beginning FALL semester 2012 as Assistant Professor of Education.  Successful candidates will have substantial teaching experience in cultural foundations or special education, as well as substantial skills and experience in a second area (cultural foundations, special education, or education psychology) are a plus.


A Ph.D. in Cultural Foundations or Special Education (or Foreign Degree equivalent), evidence of scholarship, and teaching experience required. ABD candidates will be considered provided clearance for graduation with a Ph.D. can be documented before the position start date.


To apply, please visit http://jobs.kent.edu/hr

You must complete an academic data form, attach a letter of interest, but not limited to, experience and research, and curriculum vitae.  In addition, please submit by USPS, official transcripts and three letters of recommendation to:

Kent State University at Stark
6000 Frank Ave NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Attn: Associate Dean’s Office


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