Monterey Coast Preparatory
Monterey Coast Preparatory

Physical Science/STEM Teacher (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

We seek a talented and creative teacher to develop a fully integrated lab/exploration based physical science program. In addition to physical sciences and physics, we would like to explore applied science and engineering topics such as basic electronics, coding (Python, Java), Arduino, Lego Mindstorms, and bio-engineering. 20% of this position may also include IT and educational technology functions.

About our program

A career at MCP is exciting, as it offers creative autonomy in the development of quality lessons, while providing the strong support of staff collaboration in ensuring students with learning differences succeed academically and socially. Teachers are encouraged to experiment, take risks, and fully articulate their curricular vision.  The instructional program is designed to integrate brain-research, special education techniques, and the best professional practices to facilitate the social, emotional, and academic development of students with learning differences. Instructional practices at MCP are learning-centered, and focused on individual student learning plans.

Work year: 190 days (August-June)

Compensation: $48,000-$52,000 (beginning range)
Insurance: Health, Vision and Dental

Retirement: Optional pretax contributions to 403b

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA, BS or higher degree
  • Teaching Credential, or relevant experience
  • Experience working with students with learning differenceExperience working in an interdisciplinary learning environment or professional learning community.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Expectations and Duties

  • Willingness and ability to work as a member of a professional learning community composed of staff, students, families, and community partners.
  • Deep passion for teaching and learning, both in and out of the classroom
  • Authentic interest in applying research to create intentional learning experiences
  • Desire to, or experience with, creating labs, leading field work, and teaching scientific writing and presentation.
  • Desire to teach and learn across the curriculum
  • Collaborate with colleagues to create unique curriculum aligned with Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards and suited to our unique student population.
  • Support students to succeed through applying diverse instructional pedagogies and focusing lessons and lesson planning around the specific needs of our students.
  • Maintain and accurately document student progress toward individual goals, and strategies for improvement.
  • Participate fully in collaborative meetings to carry out grade level and department specific business; align and deepen curriculum; improve pedagogy; and establish and nurture collegial relationships.

General Expectations

  • Work a 190-day work year with expectation that all job requirements are fulfilled
  • Continue to develop content knowledge with the intention of staying current in your subject and research supporting learning for students with learning differences.
  • Actively participate in all school-wide professional development and collaboration time
  • Work as a member of a team of professional educators to test, experiment and improve school structures and culture.
  • Aid students to make connections between their studies and the real world through the development of labs, projects, field trips and explorations. 
  • Participate fully in student portfolio exhibitions.
  • Designate at least one time each day to respond to emails, and other messages.
  • Establish personal goals at the beginning of the year and work with the directors and your colleagues to meet those goals.
  • Participate in helping your colleagues and directors reach their personal goals for the year.
  • Participate and help to develop school-wide data-based inquiry, action research and data-driven instruction programs suited to students with learning differences.