Job Title: Teacher-Basic Education (Academic Program)

Reports to:Site Administrator
Job Group:Instructional


Job Code:Varies
Salary Schedule:INST


This employee is responsible for organizing and implementing an instructional program for the academic program students in the regular classroom setting and meeting the duties of teaching as outlined in laws and policies.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.


  1. Designing the academic (basic) education program so that it is consistent with the total educational philosophy of the district.
  2. Continuing professional growth through educational meetings, visiting related facilities, reading professional literature, and exchanging ideas among the district staff.
  3. Working in coordination with other basic education teachers and other departments in planning and developing the basic program.


  1. Preparing educational plans for each group of students based on individually assessed needs in accordance with the district's philosophy, goals and objectives.
  2. Using appropriate assessment instruments pertinent to instructional areas to assess student progress.
  3. Preparing lesson plans for each group or class assigned.
  4. Developing and maintaining a classroom environment conducive to effective learning.
  5. Providing varied instructional techniques and media through individual and/or group sessions designed to meet the educational, social and emotional needs of the students.
  6. Taking all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, materials, equipment and facilities.
  7. Participating in the in-school staffing and screening processes as appropriate.
  8. Assisting in upholding and enforcing school rules, administrative regulations, and School Board Policies.
  9. Assisting in the selection of books, equipment and other instructional materials.
  10. Providing for his/her own professional growth through an ongoing program of reading, workshops, seminars, conferences and/or advanced course work at institutions of higher learning.

Public Relations:

  1. Cooperating with school personnel in coordinating ESE services within that school.
  2. Establishing and maintaining cooperative relations with other employees.
  3. Assisting in providing information to community groups and parents concerning basic education programs as requested.
  4. Assisting in coordinating and providing news releases through the immediate supervisor for local news media as requested.
  5. Working to establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents concerning the broad academic and behavioral progress of all assigned students.

Monitoring and Reporting:

  1. Ensuring that each student in the program has necessary evaluation records in his/her permanent folder.
  2. Evaluating student progress on a regular basis and providing feedback to students and parents.
  3. Supplying progress reports to school personnel and to parents of students as necessary and requested.
  4. Completing appropriate reports for local, state, federal and educational agencies.
  5. Referring those students who require further evaluation or follow-up services to the appropriate school personnel or community agencies.
  6. Attending and participating in faculty meeting or other meetings as required.
  7. Other responsibilities as directed by his/her immediate supervisor.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Bachelor's degree.


  • Valid Florida Educator's Certificate in field.


  • Graduate work beyond the bachelor's degree.
  • Classroom teaching experience.
  • Experience in a like position.




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.



  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, scanners, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Teacher-Basic Education (Academic Program);   EST: ;   REV: June 29, 1993;   Board Approved: June 29, 1993