State of Washington
TEACHER OF THE DEAF
Teaches preschool, elementary, or secondary school subjects to deaf and hearing impaired children and assists with extra-curricular activities.
Helps diagnose learning problems and develops and uses special instructional materials, devices and techniques, in instruction activities;
Prepares lessons, and teaches academic subjects, as required by the curriculum of the school;
Prepares individual educational programs and reports of attendance, progress, and abilities of each student for school officials and parents;
Attends teacher's meetings to discuss mutual problems and to develop solutions for presentation to school officials;
Coordinates with other staff members in providing services within the classroom;
Maintains classroom and corridor discipline; assists in planning and carrying out class and student club activities such as parties, dances, field trips, shows, skating and other student activities;
Supervises, counsels, and evaluates Cadet Teachers in their instruction of deaf students;
Performs other work as required.
Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of: academic course work to be taught and techniques of teaching deaf and hearing-impaired students.
Ability to: teach deaf and hearing-impaired students effectively; gain interest, respect, and cooperation of students, parents and co-workers; develop socially acceptable attitudes in students; write properly and effectively.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
Washington State (OSPI) Certification in Special Education for the Deaf.
Class Specification History
Revised minimum qualifications: 9-1-66
Revised definition, minimum qualifications, adds minimum qualifications to "E" level, and general revision: 5-79; effective 7-1-79
Revised minimum qualifications: emergency 11-15-85; permanent 12-13-85
Revised minimum qualifications, add minimum qualifications to "F": 1-13-89
Revised minimum qualifications: 6-9-89
Revised minimum qualifications: 4-12-91
Revised minimum qualifications: 4-12-96
Revised minimum qualifications and title change (formerly Teacher of the Deaf B, C, D, E, and F): 9-10-99
New class code: (formerly 21570) effective July 1, 2007