CTE: Aviation Teacher (Grades 9-12)
Special Note: Prospective applicants who hold only some of the endorsements and requirements listed below are still strongly encouraged to apply. GMSD is committed to supporting the Aviation Flight program and supporting a strong candidate in completing course requirements. (Example: STEM Teachers with the FAA Remote Pilot Certification)
Preferred Teacher Endorsements: 594, 774
Professional Licensure Requirements: FAA Remote Pilot Certification (Part 107), Federal Aviation Administration Ground Instructor Certificate or Private Pilot License.
About the Aviation Program:
Brand new to program offerings at GMSD and Houston High, the Aviation program is designed to provide foundational experiences to students seeking to have careers in the aviation industry. For the 23-24 school year, two aviation courses will be offered:
Level 1 (9th and 10th graders) - Intro to Aerospace covers the basic principles governing flight and the regulation of flight that every aviation professional must know regardless of his or her occupation—as a pilot or an engineer, a salesperson or a specialist, a mechanic or a statistician.
Level 4 (11th and 12th graders) - Unmanned Aircraft Systems Pilot course places an emphasis on applicable regulations, operating requirements, weather impacts, charts, aeronautical decision-making, and safety while preparing students to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Remote Pilot Certification (Part 107) written exam also called the aeronautical knowledge exam.
Level 2 and 3 courses designed to help students take and earn the FAA Private Pilot Written Exam and will be added in subsequent years.
Pilot or Flight Instructor Experience.
Background in S.T.E.M. or experiential, project based teaching and learning.
Passion to build the Aviation program and recruit students.
For more questions about program vision and goals, please contact Mark Ethan Constant, email@example.com.