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TEACHER OF THE DEAF

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TEACHER OF THE DEAF
258E
Category: Education

Definition

Teaches preschool, elementary, or secondary school subjects to deaf and hearing impaired children and assists with extra-curricular activities.

Typical Work

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.

Legal Requirement(s)

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.

Desirable Qualifications

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

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