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Apprentice Teacher

Rochester, NY · Education

The Apprentice Teacher position provides a unique opportunity for talented individuals with limited or no teaching experience to explore the field of education and to gain hands-on practice and the training necessary to become a successful full-time classroom teacher.  Apprentice Teachers observe and learn from Master Teachers, co-teach with teacher-leaders, provide in-house substitute teaching coverage for teachers, and support teachers with tutoring, grading, and individual or small group student instruction. Depending on school needs and candidate background, Apprentice Teachers may also teach their own class of students, allowing for direct teaching experience within a more limited teaching load. 

  • Teach classes on behalf of Deans and teacher-leaders who are observing other teachers;
  • Provide substitute teaching coverage for teachers within the school;
  • Potentially teach one class or small groups of students;
  • Periodically plan and deliver instruction, gradually taking on more responsibility throughout the year;
  • Develop teaching skills to potentially become a full-time teacher at the school;
  • Support students by providing one-on-one and small group tutoring daily, and small group intervention and student support;
  • Observe Master Teachers in order to improve instructional techniques and classroom management;
  • Meet regularly with a coach to implement feedback on lessons and instruction;
  • Teach or help coordinate an Enrichment class;
  • Assist teachers with instruction, assessments, grading, and other classroom responsibilities;
As appropriate, perform all duties expected of classroom teachers, including but not limited to:
  • Implementing curricula and activities to meet academic standards;  
  • Designing and implementing assessments that measure progress towards academic standards;
  • Using assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices;
  • Participating in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions, events, and trips;
  • Providing consistent rewards and/or consequences for student behavior;
  • Serving as an advisor to a small group of students;  
  • Helping to co-lead advisory/homeroom in the morning and afternoon;
  • Supervising students during transitions, breakfast, lunch and afterschool;  
  • Being accountable for students’ mastery of academic standards;
  • Communicating effectively with students, families, and colleagues;
  • Participating in an annual three-week staff orientation and training.


  • Bachelor’s degree is required
  • A background in education is not required, though candidates should show a demonstrated passion for working with K-12 students.
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