Sample teacher job description

At [School X], we believe teachers are integral to preparing students for the world. We’re looking for an experienced [Subject X] teacher to plan, organize, and implement an approved curriculum in a learning environment that encourages students to develop their full academic potential. The ideal candidate will tailor educational plans so that students grow intellectually, socially, and emotionally. The teacher should be passionate about their subject matter, students, and career, and have a desire for strong connections based on mutual respect and trust. Above all, the teacher should cultivate a learning experience that is organized, meaningful, and enjoyable.

Objectives of this role

  • Foster interdisciplinary instruction according to national curriculum standards and the educational needs and abilities of students
  • Create a classroom culture that is welcoming, positive, and focused on instruction rather than discipline
  • Prepare and teach lessons that promote the progress and general well-being of students
  • Drive outstanding achievement for all students in the classroom, and support colleagues in driving student achievement throughout the school
  • Communicate, cooperate, and consult with school staff as well as parents/guardians to serve the best interests of students
  • Build knowledge by attending education seminars


  • Utilize a variety of teaching methods to create differentiated opportunities for all learners, including students with special needs
  • Create and distribute educational supports, including reading materials, activities, and homework assignments, and use audiovisual accompaniments to facilitate interactive learning
  • Assess and evaluate student growth by creating action plans for classroom, small groups, and individuals based on student data
  • Assess and record the development, progress, and behavior of students by issuing grades, progress reports, and report cards
  • Plan, execute, and chaperone educational activities and events, both inside and outside the classroom
  • Collaborate with the school’s learning specialist, counselor, assistant principal, and principal in providing students with academic and social support, and attend family-support meetings when necessary

Required skills and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in education, or bachelor’s degree in specialized subject area with certificate in education
  • Thorough knowledge of best practices and legal guidelines, and ability to adhere to school procedures and policies
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Creative, positive, and energetic demeanor
  • Ability to pass a background screening
  • Proficiency in CPR

Preferred skills and qualifications

  • Ability to coach sports teams or willingness to advise student groups
  • Proficiency with technology, including audiovisual devices/aids, projectors, and other adaptations