Sample English teacher job description

At [Organization X], we are committed to fostering a positive learning environment that prioritizes student success. To partner in our mission, we seek a qualified English teacher with classroom experience and a passion for teaching literature and language arts. The English teacher will impart critical reading and writing skills while empowering students to grow and thrive. A candidate must value creativity, student engagement, and know how to accommodate students’ diverse learning needs. We at [Organization X] look forward to welcoming a motivated and enthusiastic English teacher to our team.

Objectives of this role

  • Facilitate a creative and supportive learning environment
  • Teach important reading, writing, and English language skills
  • Help students master grade-level learning objectives
  • Prepare differentiated lesson plans that accommodate all learners
  • Foster motivation, resilience, and intellectual curiosity in students
  • Cultivate an appreciation for literature and language arts


  • Impart critical English language skills through intentional classroom discussion
  • Pose open-ended questions that draw on higher-level thinking skills
  • Create engaging lesson plans that encourage student participation
  • Employ learning materials that feature diverse voices and perspectives
  • Assess student progress through classroom observation and grading work
  • Communicate classroom culture, protocols, and procedures

Skills and qualifications

  • Exceptional command of the English language
  • Ability to engage students in lessons and activities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Classroom teaching experience
  • Knowledge of grade-level learning objectives
  • Relevant teaching certification

Preferred qualifications

  • Familiarity with a wide range of instructional practices and styles
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask
  • Experience implementing classroom management techniques
  • Understands how to accommodate students’ various learning styles and needs
  • Deep interest in literature and language arts
  • Advanced degree in English, education, or related field