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Spanish Teacher

Job Product: Student understanding of Spanish that furthers the development of character and intellect. 

General Purpose: The Spanish teacher is responsible for developing students’ academic excellence and virtue by creating a positive culture of inquiry and learning and providing students with challenging and meaningful learning activities and experiences. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 
Demonstrates subject matter knowledge 
  • Spoken and written command of a standard version of Spanish 
  • Knowledge of culturally and historically significant literary and non-literary texts and authors associated with Spain; literary traditions, periods, and genres 
  • Characteristics of reading and writing pedagogy in Spanish 
  • Age appropriate songs, and games in Spanish 
  • Similarities and differences between Spanish and English 
  • Theories of, and differences between, first and second language acquisition 
  • Knowledge of the other arts (historical traditions, genres, and major artists) associated with Spain 
  • Knowledge of contemporary political, social, and artistic features of Spain 
  • Knowledge of the political, social and intellectual history Spain 
Plans curriculum and instruction 
Delivers effective instruction 
Manages classroom climate and operation 
Promotes achievement 
Meets professional responsibilities 

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Spanish, with at least 36 semester hours in Spanish courses 
Colorado teaching license is not required 

Prior teaching experience preferred, but is not required