3rd/4th Grade Co-Teacher - Ricks Center for Gifted Children

Job description

The Ricks Center for Gifted Children at the University of Denver invites applications for a Full-Time Elementary Co-Teaching position. Our primary classrooms are multi-age spanning two-year groups and are co-taught.

Essential Functions

  • Effectively team-teach with a part-time co-teacher (approx. 8:00-1:30), sharing responsibility for student development in language arts, math, social-emotional learning, and other areas.
  • Integrate curriculum and team teach around central themes, teaching math and language arts skills in isolation and practicing them in context.
  • Teach math at any of grade levels 3, 4, or 5, and compact and/or accelerate math instruction based on students' needs.
  • Assess student development and performance using a variety of assessment techniques and models, tracking data to ensure growth, develop cross-class groupings as needed to best meet student needs and ensure growth.
  • Create and document a differentiated, high-level curriculum, including participation on school-wide curriculum alignment and development teams (subject areas to be determined based on interest and need) in Rubicon Atlas.
  • Support the school mission through the active involvement in the school community, Morgridge College of Education, and the University of Denver.
  • Build a positive relationship with parents, including proactive outreach on both positive aspects of learning and areas for improvement.
  • Regularly post assignments, grades, and class materials in the LMS.
  • Incorporate technology into classroom instruction and assessment.
  • Support children in their holistic development through proactive social-emotional instruction and have a vested interest in gifted education.
  • Set and participate in team goals and collaborative inquiry-action cycles, focused on student growth and supported by data.
  • Collaborate with specialists and student support team members.
  • Create professional goals and participate in professional learning communities, including coaching and self-reflection.
  • Perform other responsibilities as necessary including chaperoning school events and assisting students on playgrounds and at break times.
  • Must be able to lift, push, pull 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to supervise and participate on walking field trips of up to 4 miles.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Degree in Elementary Education
  • Valid teaching certificate/license in Elementary Education, or eligibility and willingness to obtain.


  • Graduate hours or Masters in education of the gifted or special education with gifted coursework.
  • Experience teaching gifted children and twice-exceptional students.
  • Experience teaching in a cross-curricular, integrated program.
  • Experience with Bridges to Mathematics, Reading / Writing Workshop (Teachers College), Guided Reading, and integrated curriculum development.
  • Experience in co-teaching.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00pm (MST) April 13, 2018. Applications may be accepted and reviewed until position is filled.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.




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Job No: 001294
Posted: 3/29/2018
Application Due: 5/28/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable