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The Preuss School K-12 Instructor - Special Education

Recruitment Period

Open date: March 25th, 2020

Last review date: Friday, Sep 4, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Mar 24, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Position: K-12 Instructor – Special Education
AY 2019-2020 Opening : 1 position - Short - Term from April 2020 - June 2020 (2441)
AY 2020-2021 Opening: 1 position (2440) from July 2020 - June 2021.

Annual Salary Range (based on PCSSL education and credentialed teaching experience): $54,166.00 - $99,766.00
Representation: Unit IX – Non-Senate Instructional American Federation of Teachers


The Preuss School at UC San Diego is a charter middle and high school dedicated to providing a rigorous college prep education for low-income scholars who will become the first in their families to graduate from college. As a department within UC San Diego Academic Affairs, The Preuss School also serves as a model school to study and develop best practices in the preparation of low-income, urban scholars for college admission.

Under the supervision of the Principal, incumbent will provide quality services to special education scholars from grades six through twelve, through a commitment to team participation in planning and implementation of student programs including special instruction, co-teaching, tutorial assistance, and consultation with general education instructor/s as well as serve as the case manager for scholars’ Individual Education Plans (IEPs). The ability to communicate with Spanish-speaking parents fluently to implement special education is a highly preferred skill for the position.

Preuss School teachers are focused on the attainment of the California Standards for the teaching profession:
a. Engaging/supporting all students in learning;
b. Creating/maintaining an effective environment;
c. Understanding/organizing subject matter;
d. Planning instruction;
e. Designing learning experiences;
f. Assessing student learning;
g. Developing as professional.

All applicants are required to possess the following basic qualifications:
Required - Bachelor's degree with emphasis in the appropriate field.
Required - Current California Teaching Credential - Education Specialist Instruction (Mild/Moderate) with Autism Authorization.
Required - California Teaching Credential – Clear Cross-cultural, Language and Academic Development (CLAD) Certificate or equivalent authorization.
Required - Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) compliance.
Required - Applicants must pass Live Scan background check and Tuberculosis (TB) screening.
Preferred - Experience in teaching Special Education
Preferred - Bilingual in Spanish

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity ( All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Job location

La Jolla, CA

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - Please indicate if you apply to one (which one) or to both positions.

  • Copy of Degree - Please include a copy of your transcript to determine level of education for salary column placement.

  • Copy of Teaching Credential - Valid California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

    30-day Emergency Substitute Teaching Credential does not qualify.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please describe any teaching strategies you currently use or plan to use to foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience, and to enable all students to excel and fully participate in the learning process.

  • Evidence of Teaching - Please provide evidence of teaching, such as lesson plans, evaluations, and curriculum.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)