The Noble Network of Charter Schools

Special Education Teacher - Masters Program

Teaching Chicago, Illinois


Earn your Masters of Arts in Teaching while serving as a full-time Learning Specialist at Noble! 

Job Description 

18% of our student body has an IEP, representing over 2,000 of our students, over 75% of whom are admitted to four-year universities. 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 self-contained, pull-out, push-in, and co-taught instruction. 

Program Overview

Noble is committed to investing in and developing our educators who want to serve our highest need students. For this reason, Noble is partnering with the Relay Graduate School of Education to give participants the opportunity to earn Illinois state licensure and a Master of Arts in Teaching in just two years. Participants will serve as full-time special education instructors at a Noble campus and will undergo professional development in this high-needs area though a dynamic graduate program. Grounded in the practices of successful teachers and schools, this Master’s program combines online and in-person learning, with 40% of the coursework completed online and class directed by a specialist 2-4 times per month. The special education curriculum provides a foundation in all disabilities, with a specific focus on developing your expertise for learning disabilities and high-incidence behavioral needs. You’ll also learn how to advocate on behalf of your students to ensure that they receive the services and support they deserve. At the end of the two year program, you will graduate with your Master of Arts in Teaching and your Illinois teaching license with an LBS1 endorsement. 

Program Requirements

  • Admittance and enrollment into Relay Graduate School of Education 
  • Pass required state exams (1) Learning Behavior Specialist 1 and (2) Special Education General Curriculum 
  • A Bachelor’s degree by June 2020 
  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of a 3.0
  • No current Illinois teaching license
  • Eligibility to work in the United States on a full-time basis

Program Benefits

  • Stipends throughout your two-year program to fully cover tuition costs
  • Full salary and benefits
  • Full reimbursement of testing costs
  • Guidance in the application and testing process
  • Skill development in a highly desirable specialization that is transferable to any school setting
  • A Master’s degree from an accredited national nonprofit institution of higher education
  • An Illinois teaching license with an LBS1 endorsement

Ideal Qualifications

  • An unwavering belief that all students can succeed in high school, college, and lead exemplary lives
  • Proven track record of ambitious results in previous roles 
  • Self-awareness, a regular practice of reflection, and a desire to continuously improve
  • Follow through, attention to detail, and a belief that “sweating the small stuff” matters 

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.