Reports To:        Building Principal


Position Purpose:

Topeka Center for Advanced Learning and Careers STEM teachers assume responsibility for providing learning experiences in Technology Education disciplines and supervision of students in a supportive and positive climate that develops in each student the skills, attitudes, and knowledge to meet and exceed the State standards. The teacher is to maintain an organized, child-centered classroom with content-rich and standards-based lessons and activities, meeting individual needs through the use of assessments and data, and using a variety of instructional strategies reflective of current best practices and research.


The STEM – Biomedical Pathway curriculum includes but not limited to: Biology, Principles of Biomedical Science, Medical Interventions, and Project and Resource Scheduling. Achieving academic excellence will require that the teacher work collaboratively with other members of the school staff, parents, and business community. This pathway is offered through the Topeka Center for Advanced Learning and Careers Program. It is a program that offers pathways where students explore medical science professions through profession- and project-based with inquiry learning. Local and global business partners participate with highly skilled instructors to provide authentic exposure and skill acquisition with students.


Qualifications:  Licensed in Biology or Technical Certificate in Health Sciences. Willingness to earn industry certifications to teach industry supported curriculum in Project Lead the Way and Technology Education.


Preferred Qualifications:

Physical/Emotional Requirements:  (The incumbent may be required to use the following skills and abilities during any part of the working day.)


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, talk, and hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  The employee is required to interact with staff and to meet demands from several people.  The employee is responsible for the work output of others.  On occasion, the employee may be required to work extended hours.


Work Environment:  Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals in a high school classroom setting or business setting.


Performance Responsibilities:

Terms of Employment:

9 months; salary and work year to be determined by the Board of Education.



Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board policy on evaluation of certified teachers, depending upon licensure.


Significant associations:

The performance responsibilities are not limited to those outlined in this description and may include any other responsibilities as assigned by the administrator/supervisor.