Job Opportunities

Humanities Classroom Teacher for 12/13s (7th grade)

  • Department: School for Children
  • Start Date: Sep 01, 2014
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience

Position Vacancy – Humanities Classroom Teacher for 12/13s (7th grade)



1. Bachelor's degree
2. Master's degree desirable
3. Three years teaching experience preferred


Work with Children: The classroom teacher is responsible for teaching a group of 7th grade children with a 15-month range in age in social studies and language arts, planning to meet the needs of the entire group as well as individual children. Enabling the social/emotional, physical and intellectual development of each child is his/her primary responsibility.
Work with Environment and Materials: The teacher is responsible for designing, organizing and maintaining a materials-based classroom that reflects the curriculum and current work of the children. He/she creates and prepares materials that serve the curriculum.
Curriculum: The teacher is responsible for developing/modifying and executing curriculum about American history and for presenting language arts and literature based on children's developmental capacities and needs and current understanding of literacy learning, and interdisciplinary curriculum development. With the Math-Science teacher, the Humanities teacher presents both an explicit and emergent Human Growth and Development curriculum.

Homeroom Partner and Grade Partner: The Humanities teacher shares the homeroom space and the responsibility for the children in that homeroom with the Math/Science teacher. They assess children together and meet and communicate with parents on behalf of the children in the class. In addition, he/she meets and plans curriculum with the grade curriculum partner, the social studies and language arts teacher in the other classroom and with the Coordinator.
Student Teachers: As cooperating practitioners for Bank Street graduate students who may be placed in their classrooms, teachers plan cooperatively with students and hold weekly supervisory meetings. Teachers meet with the student and the advisor from Bank Street Graduate Programs 3 times per semester and as needed with the advisors of students from other colleges.
Staff: An interest in his/her own professional growth is expected. Each new teacher meets bi-weekly with his/her Coordinator and participates in weekly division meetings, weekly Humanities meetings, and monthly SFC staff meetings after school. As part of a diagnostic team, teachers work with specialists (reading, math, psychologist) and are expected to meet with art, music, and technology for assistance and collaboration in planning curriculum).
Parents: Teachers are required to meet with parents twice yearly for individual conferences and to be available for additional conferences where needed (with parents or other support providers). Teachers and parents work together to increase each other's knowledge of the children. Teachers write two comprehensive reports on children each year several weeks after those meetings.
Visitors: In addition to modeling a progressive approach to education by having daily visitors and observers in the classroom, teachers may be asked to speak to visiting groups. They often serve as consultants for other College Divisions as well as for outside groups.
College: Many teachers take responsibility for College-wide committee work and divisional and institutional Program development and evaluation.

SALARY: Commensurate with Experience

STARTING DATE: September 1, 2014

Bank Street College of Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, sex, gender identity or expression, religion, or disability in its employment policies and other college administered programs.