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FACULTY MSD - Special Education Teacher

Contractual Position

Recruitment #22-009009-0013


Anticipated openings for the 2022-2023 School Year.

Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) is a diverse, bilingual community who in partnership with families, provides an equitable and exemplary education in a nurturing, engaging, and challenging environment to ensure our students achieve personal excellence and become lifelong learners.


MSD, Columbia Campus, 8169 Old Montgomery Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Main Purpose of Job

To develop and implement a bilingual educational program for Deaf students in a language accessible environment as well as provide an enriched bicultural environment conducive to the development of the optimal social and emotional growth of Deaf students. To provide a language enriched environment through use of sign language, printed word and visual supports to meet the varied needs of Deaf students with additional disabilities in a specialized classroom.

Ensure equity and unbiased practices are implemented in the classroom and throughout the system of curriculum and instruction.


Design and implement a structured environment to meet the unique needs of Deaf students with additional disabilities/special needs following a modified curriculum. Adapt materials for individualized and differentiated instruction. Assess and teach functional academic and life skills. Use formal and informal assessments to guide individualized instruction. Work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals, including paraprofessionals. Create and maintain a classroom conducive to learning. Prepare solid lesson plans based on student assessments and data, and teach lessons using the evidenced based practices of bilingual pedagogy, applied behavior analysis and differentiated instruction.  Develop IEPs and write quarterly progress reports; maintain lesson plan book, grade book, portfolios, unit plans, daily attendance, and emergency classroom lesson plans. Utilize effective classroom management for optimal learning including managing student behavior; model appropriate behavior and promote self-control. Collect data and follow individualized planning and behavior plans. Collaborate with families, providing training and resources as needed on strategies and techniques to use in the home.


Education: Bachelor's degree required.

Candidates must be eligible to apply for or be willing to obtain certification by the Maryland State Department of Education within a prescribed amount of time.  Fluency in American Sign Language and written English required.  Knowledge of the Deaf culture, Deaf Education, students with additional disabilities and ability to teach students on different levels and with varying educational and language acquisition backgrounds is required.


Master's degree in Special Education or related field, Maryland State Department of Education Certification, experience/education in Applied Behavior Analysis and Verbal Behavior, experience working with Deaf students with autism and/or other developmental delays.


New hires are subject to a criminal background investigation at their own expense.  (Maryland Code, Family Law Article 1, Sections 5-560-568)

Candidates will need to provide three letters of recommendation with their application.


Applications will be prescreened before candidates are invited to an interview.  As an equal opportunity employer, MSD is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


Online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If online access is not available or if you encounter difficulty, you may submit via mail, e-mail, fax, or deliver in person before the closing date and time.  Please include your name and recruitment number on any documentation to ensure timely processing. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application. Additional or supplemental information must be submitted by the closing date and time.  A copy of your college transcripts must accompany your application.  The preferred method to receive transcripts and additional information is for them to be uploaded. Application inquiries or supplemental information can be directed to the following:

Mailing Address: Maryland School for the Deaf Recruitment Department, P. O. Box 894, Columbia, MD 21044


Phone: 410-696-3031, TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Fax: 410-696-3084

Individuals from traditionally underserved and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.  As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.

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