The Noble Network of Charter Schools
Special Education MAT Program
Be Noble. Teach Special Education at Noble.
Noble believes that all students have the right to an excellent education; our learning specialists are crucial in ensuring all of our diverse learners have success in academics and in life. Learning specialists analyze data, create and implement behavior management programs, communicate with parents/guardians, collaborate with other teachers, and develop IEP goals that address the diverse needs of students of all ability levels. Additionally, Noble learning specialists deliver curriculum that ensures the growth of our diverse learners with rigor that prepares them for post-secondary success; Noble proudly has 86% of our special education students admitted to a four-year university.
We are looking for great individuals to join our special education team through a unique pathway. Noble is partnering with the Relay Graduate School of Education to give participants the opportunity to earn state licensure and a Master of Arts in Teaching in just two years. If hired, participants will serve as a full-time special education instructor at Noble starting fall 2018. As a full-time employee at Noble and a provisionally-licensed special educator, participants will receive a full salary and benefits. Additionally, for prioritizing a professional pathway in a high-needs area, Noble will provide additional stipends throughout your two-year program that could be used to offset tuition costs associated with graduate school*.
To be eligible for this program, candidates must:
- apply to- and be hired by- Noble as a special educator
- have a Bachelor's degree by June 2018
- have a minimum GPA of 3.0
- not already hold an Illinois teaching license
Additionally, admittance into the program will be conditional upon successful enrollment into Relay GSE and passing all required state exams (Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP), Learning Behavior Specialist I, and Special Education General Curriculum) by specific deadlines. Noble will work with all hired applicants to walk you through the application process to Relay GSE and will cover the costs of testing. To learn more about testing, you can review the testing guide here.
What You Can Expect from Noble
- Strong School Culture: We have structures in place that enable you to teach 99% of your class period. You have autonomy to teach what you want to teach. We trust you to do what is best for students. If you ask for support, you will receive it. The work is exceptionally challenging, but it is also the most rewarding.
- Meaningful Relationships: Our people genuinely care for and enjoy working with each other. We focus on building strong, meaningful relationships with every student and family. Everyone works with the shared mission of getting students ready for college.
- High Expectations: Expectations are consistent for every adult and student in the building. From ensuring we have working copiers to responding to all emails you send, we are obsessed with following through on the basics that every teacher deserves.
For more information about Relay GSE, please visit www.relay.edu
For more information on Noble’s approach to special education, please visit Noble’s YouTube page.
*Though partnering with Relay GSE for this specific pathway program, candidates new to the special education profession who prefer to enroll in a different alternative licensure programs in Illinois are also eligible for the same professional benefits.
The Noble Network of Charter Schools Is An Equal Opportunity Employer.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.