Sign Language Teacher Job Openings - 15 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $37,000

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    Teacher
    Kindercare Education

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $37,000

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    Homebound ASL Teacher
    Loudoun County Public Schools

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $37,000

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    (Bachelor's Degree Part
    Vipkid

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,490

    Lead Teacher Teacher
    Learning Care Group

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $37,986

    Assistant Teacher
    Learning Care Group

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $37,676

    Associate Teacher
    Bright Horizons

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $46,132

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    Art Teacher
    Treehouse for Creative Kids LLC

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $37,986

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    Assistant Teacher - part time
    Bright Horizons

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $33,400

    Assistant Teacher - Infant Classroom *
    Learning Care Group

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $37,986

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    Teacher Assistant, Kindergarten
    Loudoun County Public Schools

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $71,970

    Speech Language Pathologist - PRN
    Erickson Living

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $33,400

    Child Care Lead Teacher *
    Learning Care Group

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $50,433

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    (Bachelor's Degree ESL
    Vipkid

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $59,830

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    (Bachelor's Degree for
    Vipkid

    Clifton, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $59,830

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    American Sign Language Teacher
    Cadence Education

    Gainesville, VA

Sign Language Teacher Jobs

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$59,830

  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Coaching and Developing Others
  • Deal with People
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

Example of what a Sign Language Teacher does

  • Sign Language and Deaf culture.
  • Developed additional curriculum to provide more cultural and hands-on learning.
  • Create weekly lesson plans Teach students ASL basics
  • Created specific modifications and accommodations for curriculum and assessments to make students with special needs successful in ASL.
  • Introduced different cultural views and practices to students.
  • Teach classes of 2-5 children aged 10 to 15 basic sign language
  • Contacted parents, counselors, Assistant Principals, etc.
  • Established a positive relationship with the children in my classroom.

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how to become a Sign Language Teacher

High school teachers must have a bachelor’s degree. In addition, public school teachers must have a state-issued certification or license.

Education

All states require public high school teachers to have at least a bachelor’s degree. Most states require high school teachers to have majored in a subject area, such as science or history. Teachers typically enroll in their institution’s teacher preparation program and take classes in education and child psychology as well.

In teacher education programs, prospective high school teachers learn how to present information to students and how to work with students of varying abilities and backgrounds. Programs typically include fieldwork, such as student teaching. For information about teacher preparation programs in your state, visit Teach.org.

Some states require high school teachers to earn a master’s degree after earning their teaching certification.

Teachers in private schools do not need to meet state requirements. However, private schools typically seek high school teachers who have a bachelor’s degree and a major in a subject area.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

All states require teachers in public schools to be licensed or certified. Those who teach in private schools are generally not required to be licensed. Most states require teachers to pass a background check.

High school teachers typically are awarded a secondary or high school certification, which allows them to teach the 7th through the 12th grades.

Requirements for certification vary by state. In addition to requiring a bachelor’s degree, states require teachers to complete a teacher preparation program and supervised experience in teaching, typically gained through student teaching. States also typically require candidates to pass a general teaching certification test, as well as a test that demonstrates their knowledge in the subject they will teach. Some states require teachers to have a minimum grade point average as well. For information on certification requirements in your state, visit Teach.org.

Often, teachers are required to complete annual professional development classes to keep their license. Some states require teachers to complete a master’s degree after receiving their certification.

All states offer an alternative route to certification for people who already have a bachelor’s degree but lack the education courses required for certification. Some alternative certification programs allow candidates to begin teaching immediately under the supervision of an experienced teacher. These programs cover teaching methods and child development. After they complete the program, candidates are awarded full certification. Other programs require students to take classes in education before they can teach. Students may be awarded a master’s degree after completing either type of program.

Training

In order to receive certification, teachers need to undergo a period of fieldwork, commonly referred to as student teaching. During student teaching, they work with a mentor teacher and gain experience teaching students in a classroom setting. The amount of time required varies by state.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Teachers must collaborate with other teachers and special education teachers. In addition, teachers need to discuss students’ needs with parents and administrators.

Patience. Working with students of different abilities and backgrounds can be difficult. High school teachers must be patient when students struggle with material.

Resourcefulness. High school teachers need to explain difficult concepts in terms students can understand. In addition, they must be able to engage students in learning and adapt lessons to each student’s needs.

Advancement

Experienced teachers can advance to be mentors or lead teachers. In these positions, they often work with less experienced teachers to help them improve their teaching skills.

With additional education or certification, teachers may become school counselors, school librarians, or instructional coordinators. Some become assistant principals or principals. Becoming a principal usually requires additional instruction in education administration or leadership. For more information, see the profiles on school and career counselors, librarians, instructional coordinators, and elementary, middle, and high school principals.

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Top Skills for a Sign Language Teacher

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