Job Title: Teacher, STEM/STEAM

Reports to:School Administrator
Job Group:Instructional


Job Code:3057, 3080
Salary Schedule:INST


Responsible for developing, planning, organizing, and implementing an instructional program aligned with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)/STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) methodologies and state standards through curriculum, lesson plans, and educational programs.


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. Monitor, assist, supervise, and support students in the classroom and on campus throughout the school day, before school, and after school as directed.
  2. Maintain a student-centered learning environment that is safe, organized, equitable, flexible, inclusive, and collaborative and accommodates the differing needs of students.
  3. Foster a culture of high expectations for all students by promoting the importance of education and each student’s capacity for academic achievement.
  4. Collaborate with school and District staff to design and prepare varied educational materials, lesson plans, media, and technology that incorporate the fields of STEM/STEAM to produce transdisciplinary project-based learning while promoting creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, computer science, and communication.
  5. Utilize a comprehensive knowledge of the subject taught to implement engaging, developmentally appropriate and challenging lessons with technology integration and research-based STEM/STEAM curriculum materials that encompass themes of school and student autonomy and that take into consideration varying aspects of rigor and complexity.
  6. Differentiate instruction based on an assessment of student learning needs and recognition of individual differences in students by identifying gaps in students’ subject matter knowledge and applying varied instructional strategies and resources to provide comprehensible instruction and teach for student understanding.
  7. Implement student 504s and Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) as necessary under the guidance of the applicable school and District staff; ensure all students’ needs are being met appropriately.
  8. Design, prepare and implement curriculum for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in collaboration with District staff.
  9. Demonstrate a breadth of subject matter knowledge using the current references, materials, and technologies of the subject field, and provide instruction, follow-up, and review of material in a comprehensible manner that enables students to approach and interrelate topics from a variety of perspectives, interests, and points of view.
  10.  Monitor student behavior using positive behavior supports, maintain discipline in accordance with required disciplinary policies and procedures, and enforce rules, regulations, the student code of conduct, and District policies to foster safety and security of students, faculty, staff, and other members of the school community.
  11. Assign, grade, and evaluate student work, administer appropriate assessments, evaluate student comprehension and progress on a regular basis, and provide appropriate feedback to students, staff, and parents/guardians as an ongoing evaluation process.
  12. Design and utilize a variety of formative and summative assessments that match learning objectives and lead to mastery while ensuring that all assessments align with established standards and requirements.
  13. Record, prepare, and maintain progress reports, report cards, data regarding behavior and health status, and other required reports; ensure confidentiality is maintained, as required by federal, state, and District policies.
  14. Maintain open lines of communication with students and parent(s)/guardian(s) regarding student progress and information and attend parent/guardian and teacher conferences as required to support student learning and continuous improvement.
  15. Refer students to the appropriate personnel when evaluation or follow-up services as required; provide information to students and parents/guardians as requested.
  16. Administer District, local, state, and federal testing for students and ensure all rules and regulations are upheld and that testing conditions are modified as appropriate to accommodate learning needs; notify appropriate personnel when this does not occur.
  17. Participate in professional learning communities (PLCs) and utilize a variety of data to evaluate learning outcomes, adjust planning, and continuously improve the effectiveness of lessons and the academic program based on students’ needs.
  18. Follow District policies and procedures concerning education, health, safety, equipment, personal information, and the wellbeing of students.
  19. Maintain compliance with School Board policy at all times.
  20. Maintain required certifications, participate in professional development workshops and in-service training sessions as required, attend required meetings, and keep abreast of current educational trends, laws, regulations, and statutes.
  21. Maintain the requirements of professional responsibility and ethical conduct by fulfilling expected obligations to students, the public, and the education profession while adhering to all rules and requirements.
  22. Take necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, materials, equipment, and facilities.
  23. Provide support in developing/maintaining students’ daily living needs and medical needs.
  24. Present subject matter to students to maximize learning opportunities and provide real-world application-based examples and learning opportunities.
  25. Plan individual and group authentic learning experiences designed and based on rigorous instruction and compassionate school environment.
  26. Align STEM/STEAM experiences in the classroom to STEM/STEAM career pathways.
  27. Engage students and families in community service projects, clubs and enrichment opportunities, hands-on experiments, and daily experience with the design process both in the classroom and outside the regular school day.
  28. Promote awareness of available media and technology appropriate to planning student educational activities based on program goals.
  29. Maintain knowledge of learning theories associated with STEM/STEAM through professional readings, trainings, and conferences for the continual improvement of the STEM/STEAM curriculum. 
  30. Assist in the selection of equipment, enrichment materials, books, and appropriate supplementary supplies.
  31. Perform other duties as assigned.


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.


  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience with implementation of STEM/STEAM curriculum and specific themes of school as demonstrated through a written and performance screener and task
  • Ability to effectively engage students in problem-solving and project-based learning
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media
  • Ability to serve as classroom facilitator allowing students take ownership of classroom environment
  • Operating knowledge of computer programs, including email, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and web-based technologies and platforms
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to organize, prioritize, manage, and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Science of Reading and instructional practices that support early literacy (All K-2 STEM/STEAM Teachers)


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • OR
  • Approval by or participation in a state-approved certification pathway program


  • Valid Florida Educator’s Certificate or District-issued adjunct certification
  • OR
  • Valid statement of eligibility


  • Master’s Degree from an accredited institution in field related to the STEM/STEAM themes of curriculum
  • Two years’ experience in a STEM/STEAM classroom environment and/or working with children
  • Florida Educator’s Certificate in Computer Science




Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and/or leg controls require exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as light work.


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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.


  • Adaptive equipment and devices as necessary.
  • Classroom equipment, including content-specific specialized equipment.
  • General office equipment, including electronic devices, copiers, telephones, 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, STEM/STEAM;   EST: March 2, 2021;   REV: March 5, 2024;   Board Approved: March 5, 2024

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