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Estimated Pay $24 per hour
Hours Full-time
Location Baltimore, Maryland

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The Integrated Early Learning Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute is recruiting. Apply now to participate in shaping the lives of 3–5-year-old students in a state-of-the-art, childcare facility and training hub. Be a part of an innovative inclusive program that will increase the capacity of early childcare educators in the state of Maryland.


This innovative center educates children 3-5 years old, in a full-day, year-round program that will serve as a statewide model. We are offering competitive salaries and benefits, apply now to join our team!



The Special Education Teacher will teach students with typical and atypical development in a full day, year round inclusive classroom setting. The incumbent demonstrates understanding of and commitment to the Kennedy Krieger Institute mission, helping students achieve their potential and participate as fully as possible in family, school and community life while striving to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality.

  1. Maintain a classroom environment that is orderly and conducive to learning. Ensures that the classroom has materials and routines that are clear and present and allows classroom staff and students to be managed effectively.
  2. Collaborate with parents and guardians for an active involvement in the student learning process.
  3. Collaborate with behavioral and medical specialty care providers on an as needed basis.
  4. Communicate effectively with students and staff members through facilitation and participation in meetings and in-services taking into consideration the ability based needs of each student.
  5. Communicate effectively with classroom staff members, parents, and guardians to provide clear expectations and specific feedback while using clear, concise, and professional written and spoken language.
  6. Use appropriate special education best practices and demonstration project framework and tools in instruction, including effective and engaging lesson plans and the use of technology based on the content area and prior knowledge of the student.
  7. Utilize data to inform instruction and contribute to a culture of continuous quality improvement.
  8. Demonstrate knowledge of student strengths and needs using effective teacher behaviors that provide the student with appropriate accommodations and an opportunity to learn while providing verbal and non-verbal praise that maintains clear and appropriately high expectations to achieve goals.
  9. Utilize data from I.E.P. goals and informal and formal assessments to incorporate multiple special education strategies and modalities that match the needs of the students.
  10. Effectively plan and develop measurable short and long-term plans that align with content, curriculum, and state standards, incorporating enhanced technology and multidisciplinary input.
  11. Take part in ongoing training and coaching to provide the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to meet the diverse range of needs of children within their classrooms. This includes training in Key Principles underlying the IEP process as well as DEC Recommended Practices and data-informed decision-making practices.


Must possess and maintain CPR certification.



Eligibility for MSDE Special Education Certificate in Infant-Grade 3, If a teacher holds a Maryland Conditional Certificate in Special Education, the teacher must complete all requirements posed on the MSDE evaluation for a Professional Special Education Certificate.


  • Special Education Teacher I requires Bachelors Degree in Special Education or appropriate content area.
  • Special Education Teacher II requires Masters Degree in Special Education or appropriate content area.
  • Special Education Teacher III requires Masters Degree in Special Education or appropriate content area, plus 30 additional academic credits.
  • Special Education Teacher IV requires Masters Degree in Special Education or appropriate content area, plus 60 or more additional academic credits (and may include PhD/EdD).



3-5 years of previous teaching experience is required.


Kennedy Krieger offers a competitive salary and outstanding benefits, including child care subsidies, free parking, 401(k) with employer match, tuition reimbursement and a student loan repayment assistance program.


We require full COVID vaccination or documentation of medical and/or religious exemption(s) approval for this job as we are a healthcare institution committed to putting health and safety first for our patients, students, employees, and the communities we serve.



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Posting ID: 871907266 Posted: 2024-03-09 Job Title: Early Childhood Special