The Noble Network of Charter Schools

Special Education Teacher

Teaching Chicago, Illinois Chicago, Illinois

Positions available at Johnson College Prep.


Teaching At Noble

Noble is Chicago’s highest-performing and largest network of public charter high schools. Our 18 schools and 1,300 employees currently serve over 12,300 students, 98% of whom are minority, 89% low-income, and 83% first-generation college goers. At Noble, we have one mission: to be a catalyst for educational equity in the city of Chicago that empowers students with the scholarship, discipline, and honor necessary to succeed in college and lead exemplary lives. We know that we can fulfill this mission if we are the best place for a diverse mix of driven, reflective, and innovative educators to come, stay, and do their best work nurturing college-ready students. We as an organization along with the people we hire must have a commitment to being anti-racist in all areas of our organization. In the past we have diligently worked toward pursuing the accomplishments listed above. We plan to use that same determination, innovation, and diligence in our goal to become a anti-racist organization and we’d welcome you to join us.

Job Description 

Special Education teachers are responsible for cultivating a community of learners in which diversity of thought is celebrated and results are achieved across all ability levels. Noble Special Education teachers provide individualized opportunities for students to practice the skills and habits necessary to be successful in school. Learning Specialists will provide support in a variety of classroom models including instructional, pull-out, push-in, and co-taught.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Advocate for and champion diverse learners, ensuring their growth and preparing them for post-secondary success
  • Accommodate and modify curriculum to meet student needs and support access to the general education curriculum for students in co-taught settings
  • Create, accommodate, and modify curriculum to align to IEP goals
  • Provide instruction that is culturally responsive and culturally sustaining
  • Use data to refine lessons and inform instructional practices 
  • Develop IEP goals and objectives that address students’ needs and progress monitor progress
  • Design, implement, and support behavior management plans
  • Execute Noble’s Identity Framework with fidelity in order to create a positive, structured learning environment where students are safe and supported and empowered to grow academically

Ideal Qualifications

  • An unwavering belief that all students can succeed in high school, college, and lead exemplary lives
  • Self-awareness, a regular practice of reflection, and a desire to continuously improve
  • Follow through, attention to detail, and a belief in our students matters 
  • Mastery of and enthusiasm for academic subject
  • Proven commitment to serving students of color and contributing to anti-racism in practice and disposition

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required 
  • Illinois Professional Educators License (PEL) with Learning Behavior Specialist 1 endorsement (LBS1) 
  • Eligibility to work in the United States on a full-time basis 

Please still apply if you are special education-certified in a different state and/or have a definitive timeline for your certification in Illinois. 

If you are not currently licensed to teach in Illinois, but are interested in pursuing the proper credentials to teach special education , please consider applying for one of  our two certification pathways - Noble-Relay Teaching Residency or the Special Education MAT Program! If you have any questions or would like to know more, please reach out to

Compensation & Benefits
We offer a predictable salary schedule and additional opportunities for stipended work. We strive to be the best place to work, and our employee benefits are thoughtfully designed to support us in this ambition. Moreover, for professionals who do not currently hold an active teaching license or LBS1 endorsement,  the Noble-sponsored Teacher Licensure Program offers a robust set of programs and corresponding financial benefits for teachers to obtain licensure while teaching at Noble. Please review our Teacher Candidate Interview Prep Sheet to get ready for your hiring journey.

Statement of Non Discrimination

Noble is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, making all employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other characteristic or classification protected by law.