Aug 26, 2022

Forrest Center Professional & Technical Education Teacher

  • TrulyHired
  • Leonardtown, MD 20650, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

St. Mary's County Public Schools has recently adopted a Teacher Candidate Assessment. Once you submit your application, you will receive an email to complete the Teacher Candidate Assessment as part of your application package.

EFFECTIVE: 2022 - 2023 School Year



This is a professional position to meet the instructional goals of the school and school system by delivering instructional programs effectively to ensure the highest levels of student achievement. This position requires specific knowledge and skills related to a Professional or Technical program. Programs offered at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career & Technology Center include:
  • Academy of Health Professions (Registered Nurse License required)
  • Automotive Repair & Refinishing
  • Automotive Technology
  • Career, Research & Development
  • Carpentry
  • Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE)
  • Computer-Aided Drafting (Certified Solidworks Associate & Autodesk Certified User credential preferred)
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dental Assisting (Dental Assistant License required)
  • Diesel Technology
  • Electrical Wiring
  • Engineering
  • Graphic Communications
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Individualized Products and Services Technology (IPS) (Special Education MSDE certification required)
  • Information Technology Networking Academy
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Production Engineering
  • Teacher Academy of Maryland (MSDE Certification required)
  • Television/Video Production
  • Welding

  • Instructs students in developing knowledge and skills in accordance with the course of study adopted by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE);
  • Develops and maintains a competency-based course;
  • Develops clear and concise instructional lesson plans and organizes class time to provide a balanced program of preparation and classroom/lab instructional time;
  • Supervises student activity in the classroom, in labs, and on school-sponsored trips;
  • Gives feedback and guided instruction to students to build skill sets and motivation;
  • Provides individual and small group instruction and adapts the curriculum to the needs of students with varying abilities;
  • Identifies student needs and collaborates with other professional staff members in helping students solve health, attitude and learning problems;
  • Uses a variety of instructional techniques/strategies appropriate for the ages and instructional levels of students;
  • Evaluates student performance and growth in knowledge and prepares regular progress reports;
  • Maintains accurate records for each student;
  • Conferences with parents/guardians regarding behavior and performance of their individual child;
  • Directs and evaluates student learning experiences - observations, field trips, labs, SkillsUSA competitions, etc.;
  • Provides guidance to students to promote education development and welfare;
  • Provides care and protection of school property; and
  • Maintains instructional materials and equipment.

  • Participate in co-curricular activities;
  • Maintain accurate student records;
  • Assist students with learning activities;
  • Participate in professional development opportunities;
  • Cooperate with students and staff;
  • Maintain open lines of communication with students, staff, parents/guardians, community members, and the advisory committee;
  • Maintain current lesson plans;
  • Must be able to master and demonstrate necessary knowledge and skills to meet the changing needs of the industry;
  • Must develop and/or maintain a Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) which will assist in charting a curriculum that produces marketable entry-level students;
  • Coordinate the operation and maintenance of equipment vital to the instructional program;
  • Anticipate the needs of this course in order to maintain the day-to-day operation with a budget;
  • Review software and textbooks and other teaching materials in order to make informed decisions for classes;
  • Develop pretests, semester tests, and post-tests and other teaching markers to incorporate into Student Learning Objectives (SLO);
  • Incorporate industry-standard certification into courses and in conjunction with SkillsUSA certification;
  • Keep the Teacher Access Center (TAC) up to date to facilitate student and parent access on the status of their grades; and
  • Additional duties as assigned.

  • Some programs may require the instructor to hold certification or licensure, as identified in the position description above.
  • All programs require a minimum of 2 years of full-time experience in the career area to be taught.
  • Willingness to obtain and maintain current certification for Professional and Technical Education through MSDE - (See For Certification below).
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in the career area to be taught.

For Certification:

Option I:
  • Hold a Bachelor's or higher degree in a state-approved career and technical program from an accredited college or university.

Option II:
  • Hold a Bachelor's or higher degree in the career area to be taught from an accredited college or university; and
  • Meet the professional education coursework required by MSDE.

Option III
  • Hold an Associate's degree in the career area to be taught from an accredited college or university; and
  • Present a minimum of 2 years of full-time teaching experience in the career area to be taught or 2 years of full-time occupational experience in the career area to be taught - both within the last 10 years, and
  • Meet the professional education coursework required by MSDE.

Option IV
  • High school diploma or GED; and
  • Present a minimum of 3 years of full-time teaching experience in the career area to be taught or 3 years of full-time occupational experience in the career area to be taught - both within the last 10 years, and
  • Meet the professional education coursework required by MSDE.


Full-time ten-month position.

Salary Grade Range:

The salary for this EXEMPT position will be based on EASMC salary schedule (#1) for ten-month employees.

Bargaining Unit: EASMC

The Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all applicants, re-advertise and/or withdraw the positions.

The St. Mary's County Public School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, marital status or sexual orientation, religion, or disability in matters affecting employment or providing access to programs.

  • Position Type:Full-time
  • Positions Available:50
Job Categories :Career Education > Automotive Body Repair
Career Education > Automotive Mechanics
Career Education > Aviation Technology
Career Education > Carpentry
Career Education > Computer Science
Career Education > Culinary Arts
Career Education > Dental Assisting
Career Education > Drafting
Career Education > Emergency Medical
Career Education > Hospitality & Tourism
Career Education > Law Enforcement
Career Education > Marketing Education
Career Education > Residential Wiring
Career Education > Welding & Cutting
Classroom Teacher > Computer Science
Classroom Teacher > Marketing Education
Job Requirements

  • No experience required

Contact Information

  • Dale Farrell
  • 23160 Moakley St. Ste 106
  • Leonardtown,Maryland 20650
  • Phone: 3014755511
  • Email: click here

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