TEACHER (KINDERGARTEN) in Ankara, Turkey

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Summary About the Position: This is a 0095 TEACHER (KINDERGARTEN) position (see Position Requirements), located at Ankara Elementary/High School. This vacancy announcement is open to all current, permanent DoDEA-Europe AND DoDEA-Pacific Educators, which includes current, permanent educators in Cuba. Current DoDEA Educators assigned to Americas and Guam are eligible to apply through the Employment Application System (EAS) at the following link: https://webapps.dodea.edu/eas/login.cfm. Responsibilities Selects, adapts, or modifies teaching methods or materials that experience indicates will be most effective in teaching the assigned grade level(s) and subject matter Possesses a repertoire of strategies to accommodate the differentiated needs of learners Supports, counsels, and motivates students to meet or exceed grade-level standards Contributes to creating a school climate conducive to learning, achievement, and citizenship Participates in professional development opportunities, as appropriate Collaborates with other teachers, parents and guardians on matters impacting student learning Plans, develops, and organizes long-range lesson plans and daily class work to ensure in-depth learning within the timeframe allotted to meet the course/curriculum content standards Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. Current Excepted Service Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Employee Current Excepted Service DoDEA Employee within the Commuting Area State or Territory Certification/License. Effective January 2009, DoDEA changed its business process for rating professional teacher applications. Minimum Academic Preparation and Requirements and Information, to include State endorsements (as DoDEA determines comparable to DoDEA’s teacher categories), official transcripts reflecting 50%, (12/24 or 15/30 semester hours) of the course work in the content area, AND professional teacher education (9/18 semester hours), must be considered with each position, where applicable. Minimum Academic Preparation and Requirements. A baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association is required. Academic preparation of at least 40 semester hours (SH) in general education course work distributed over such fields as English, history, social studies, mathematics, fine arts, languages, science, philosophy, and psychology is required. In addition, a minimum of 18 SH of professional teacher education course work in such areas as learning process, tests and measurement, educational philosophy, psychology, social foundations, methods of teaching and curriculum applicable to the type and level of the position for which applying is required. (Note: Speech Language Pathologists, Social Workers, School Nurses, School Psychologists, JROTC Instructors, and non-certified Training Instructors are excluded from the minimum academic preparation requirement.) Requirements for 0095 TEACHER (KINDERGARTEN) A major in early childhood education or a degree in elementary education with 24 semester hours in early childhood education is required. The 24 semester hours must be in the course description or title containing early childhood, kindergarten, or pre-kindergarten training. Coursework in methods of teaching emerging literacy and methods of teaching mathematics for early childhood, kindergarten, or pre-kindergarten is required. Two years of full-time experience teaching pre-kindergarten or kindergarten may be substituted for 3 semester hours of the required early childhood education coursework. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Education Foreign Degrees and Course Work from Non-accredited Institutions. Credits or degrees earned from a foreign college or university must be evaluated prior to acceptance. Three evaluation procedures are acceptable: the work must be evaluated and interpreted by a current member of National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). This website provides a list of current organizations who can perform your evaluation. You must select and work directly with one of these organizations. the foreign institution that awarded the degree is on a list endorsed by a regionally accredited university or on a list endorsed by a state department of education for the purpose of teacher certification in that state (this procedure will require an English translation of the transcript and a copy of the document awarding the degree, together with an authenticated list produced by an American university or a state department of education); and the work may be evaluated by the graduate division of a regionally accredited university and declared the equivalent of similar undergraduate or graduate work in a U.S. institution. Graduates of non-accredited institutions may have their undergraduate work validated by admittance to graduate school and completion of a minimum of 5 SH of credit in a regionally accredited graduate college. Additional Information This is an unaccompanied assignment. Family members are not eligible to travel to Ankara, Turkey or as a dependent for command sponsorship. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are not considered Ordinarily Resident under the applicable Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA). An ordinarily resident is anyone who has lived in the host country longer than the allowed number of days without being a member of the forces assigned, civilian component or a family member of either the aforementioned or who has obtained a work permit for any duration. Ordinarily Resident restrictions apply and vary depending on the host nation. Pay retention may be offered to successful applicants for positions at overseas locations. For this provision to apply to employees already overseas, the selected individual would have to require a permanent change of station move and would have to be selected as a result of a recruitment effort that had been extended outside of the overseas command involved. Selectees initially recruited from the United States may receive certain foreign area benefits such as: Living Quarters Allowance (LQA) or government quarters, home leave, etc. (Subject to approval). Overseas allowances may be authorized in accordance with Department of State Standardized Regulation (DSSR) and DoDI 1400.25 volume 1250. http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V1250.pdf Selectees recruited outside the U.S. will have their eligibility for foreign area benefits determined at the time of hire. For positions in a foreign country, that country’s laws or international agreements may have a direct impact on the ability of an employee’s same sex domestic partner or spouse to accompany the employee and receive certain benefits. If you believe you may be affected by these laws and agreements, you should familiarize yourself with relevant information before applying for or accepting this position. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. This position is covered by the OFT bargaining unit. You will find additional information about this vacancy in the How You Will Be Evaluated section.


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