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High School CS Teacher Job Description

2010 May 5
by Hélène Martin

I wrote this job description for a full time computer science instructor in an urban public high school a while back and realized it could be useful to share.


JOB SUMMARY:  The successful candidate will instruct a wide range of computer science courses which may include, but not be limited to an introductory survey course, Programming with Python, Web Programming (Javascript, PHP, MySQL), Programming Cellphones (Android or J2ME) and a college-level computer science course such as AP Computer Science.

Teacher will need to adapt existing curriculum to provide rigorous, motivating and relevant instruction to a broad range of students.  Teacher will be expected to leverage industry and academic connections
to provide students with enriching opportunities inside and outside of classes.

- Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
- Valid related Washington State Career and Technical Education certificate, or eligible to obtain
- Experience in Java, Python, C, Scheme, Javascript, PHP, MySQL and other relevant technologies
- Prior experience teaching computer science courses, preferably at the college level
- Demonstrated interest, commitment and ability to work with students of varied academic levels and interests
- Interest in and experience with co-curricular coaching and advising assignments (FIRST robotics, Computer Club)
- Interest in and experience with curriculum design
- Interest in collaboration with instructors in other academic areas (mathematics, sciences, engineering)
- Willingness to share professional skills and curriculum with other teachers within the school and district

7 Responses leave one →
  1. Peter permalink
    May 7, 2010

    Thanks for that. An excellent description of an excellent teacher :)

    • Hélène Martin permalink*
      May 9, 2010

      And hopefully soon to be the description for another excellent teacher!!!

  2. Peter permalink
    May 10, 2010

    *hopefully* :)

  3. May 13, 2010

    that’s very interesting…. .

  4. May 16, 2010

    Nice! Feels good to know I do all of them now!

  5. Jason Evans permalink
    June 6, 2010

    im gonna be soo sad when i graduate in 3 years.

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