Teacher - High School - CTE Health Science Teacher

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Generic Instructional Faculty


Primary Purpose:

The Health Science Technology teacher is responsible for developing and implementing high-quality instruction to assist in the development and success of students in the Abilene ISD Health Science program. The teacher should enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in related industries.


  • Hold an associate or more advanced degree from an institution of higher learning accredited or approved by an accrediting agency recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).
  • Hold current licensure, certification, or registration by a nationally recognized accrediting agency as a health professions practitioner.
  • Two years of full-time wage-earning work experience as a health professions practitioner in a field that is nationally recognized by an accrediting agency. The required work experience must be approved by a certification officer of an approved educator preparation program.  (Statement of Qualifications form [PDF, 305.40 KB])
  • Complete an approved Texas Educator Preparation Program
  • Pass current certification exams. Contact your program for exam approval.
  • May qualify with related training and work experience for certification waivers under the District of Innovation Plan (DOI).
Special Knowledge/Skills:
  • Knowledge of career and technical education subject assigned
  • General knowledge of curriculum and instruction
  • Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior
  • Ability to oversee student field experiences in career area assigned
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, and interpersonal skills.
Two years of full-time wage-earning work experience as a health professions practitioner in the field that is nationally recognized by an accrediting agency. The required work experience must be approved by a certification officer of an approved educator preparation program.

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Instructional Strategies
  • Written evidence of preparation as required. Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for differences in individual student differences.
  • Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, equipment, and technology that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned and present subject matter according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Conduct assessment of student learning styles and use results to plan instructional activities.
  • Work cooperatively with special education teachers to modify curricula as needed for special education students according to guidelines established in Individual Education Plans (IEP).
  • Work with other members of staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods according to district requirements.
  • Plan and assign work to instructional aide(s) and volunteer(s) and oversee completion.
  • Provide extended opportunities for students to obtain the minimum required hours and skills for industry certification exam(s)

Student Growth and Development

  • Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formal and informal testing.
  • Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned. Sponsor outside activities approved by the campus principal and/or district leadership.
  • Present a positive role model for students; support mission of school district.
Classroom Management and Organization
  • Create classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
  • Manage student behavior in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.
  • Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
  • Assist in selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials.
  • Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, colleagues, and community members.
  • Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.
  • Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.
Professional Growth and Development
  • Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.
  • Comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers.
  • Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required.
  • Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.
  • Comply with federal, state, and local regulations related to occupational area.
  • Follow district safety protocols and emergency procedures.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
Supervise assigned instructional aide(s).

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

  • Tools/Equipment Used: Personal computer and peripherals; standard instructional equipment
  • Posture: Prolonged standing; frequent kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
  • Motion: Frequent walking
  • Lifting: Regular light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds); may lift and move textbooks and classroom equipment
  • Environment: Work inside, may work inside and outside; regular exposure to noise
  • Mental Demands: Maintain emotional control under stress; work prolonged or irregular hours
Wage/Hour Status:  Exempt
Pay Grade:  Teacher/Nurse/Librarian
Master's Degree:  Additional $1,000 annual stipend

Posted By

Abilene ISD

241 Pine Street , Abilene, TX 79601

At the following locations

Holland Med High School

2442 Cedar St , Abilene, TX 79601