Job Description


Job Title:               Middle School Science Teacher

Job Title Code:       870

Salary Grade:         TC01-T06 (see Teacher Salary Schedule)

Department:          Curriculum and Instruction

Reports To:            Principal or Designee

FLSA Status:          Exempt      

Prepared Date:       June 2014  - Reviewed 2019



Teaches one or more subjects to students in public middle schools by performing the following duties.




Instructs students by lecturing, demonstrating, and using audiovisual aids and other materials to supplement presentations.


Prepares course objectives and outline for course of study following curriculum guidelines or requirements of state and school.


Assigns lesson and corrects homework.


Administers tests to evaluate pupil progress, records results, and issues reports to inform parents of progress.


Keeps an attendance record.


Maintains discipline in classroom.


Meets with parents to discuss student progress and problems.


Participates in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops.


Performs related duties such as sponsoring one or more activities or student organizations, assisting pupils in selecting course of study, and counseling student in adjustment and academic problems.


Other duties as assigned.




Bachelor's degree in Education from four-year college or university

Missouri State Certification in subject area General Science (5-9)



Demonstrated experience and/or training in current techniques and skills in teaching secondary level students.


Teaching experience in urban schools.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


This job requires that the employee be able to: sit, stand, walk, speak, hear, use hands, fingers, reach with hands and fingers; bend, stoop, lift objects of at least ten pounds.  Job requires the employee occasionally to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  Visual ability requires mono and color vision, close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 




Length of work year: 8 hours per day; 5 days/week; 185 work days


Benefits:           Health and Dental Insurance are provided.


KCPS Defined Benefit Pension plan – mandatory 9% contribution is required from employee and matched by KCPS; Voluntary retirement savings plans are also available.