Career and Technical Education – BioMedical (PLTW)
Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is the third largest school district in the United States, serving over 360,000 students in more than 600 schools and employing nearly 36,000 people, most of them teachers. CPS hasset ambitious goals to ensure that every student, in every school and every neighborhood, has access to a world-class learning experience that prepares each for success in college, career and civic life. In order to fulfill this mission, we make three commitments to our students, their families and all Chicagoans: academic progress, financial stability and integrity. Six core values are embedded within these commitments – student centered, whole child, equity, academic excellence, community partnership and
This is a high school teaching position in BioMedical (PLTW), which is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. The BioMedical (PLTW) program is a series of prescribed courses for grades 9-12 that provides a strong foundation in the health sciences. Participation in BioMedical (PLTW) prepares students for a variety of careers in healthcare and students may be eligible to obtain certifications and internships in many of the areas of BioMedical (PLTW) (e.g., Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Radiology, etc.). Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is also an integral part of student success in Prject Lead the Way (PLTW) BioMedical.
CTE teachers are responsible to:
Provide rigorous and relevant instruction on pre-approved hands-on curriculum in the content area and general work-place readiness.
Integrate soft-skill instruction into competency-based content area activities.
Support students in industry relevant competitions, industry exploration activities, professional organizations and postsecondary initiatives.
Show evidence of project-based learning (e.g., competitions, capstone events, etc.)
Collaborate with core content teachers on common course planning, integration and alignment.
Collaborate with school-based staff (college and career coach, counselor, etc.) and CTE Work-based Learning Coordinators and Cluster Managers to identify and recommend work-ready students.
Attend all relevant professional development set by the Department of Early College and Career Education in order to provide the best educational experience possible for students. Examples include:
Quarterly industry-focused PD sessions.
Industry advisory council meetings.
Instructional PD sessions.
Summer Institute sessions.
New teacher supports (e.g., New Teacher Center PD, CTE teacher coaching)
Maintain and update industry certifications as required by Illinois State Board of Education and Chicago Public Schools.
Attend CPS CTE professional development sessions if working under an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Educator License with Stipulations/Career and Technical Education (ELS(CTE)) or a newly hired teacher.
Eligible to receive an ISBE Professional Education License (PEL) in Health Careers, or
Eligible to receive an ISBE Educator License with Stipulations (ELS(CTE)) license in Health Careers (license must be in place prior to teaching)
Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science from an accredited college or university
Current licensure as a registered health professional in the State of Illinois
Minimum 4,000 hours (2 years full-time) of industry experience with clinical applications in health care field, e.g. Physical Therapy, Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory, Dietetic, Nutrition, Nuclear Medicine, Physician Assistant, Physician, Athletic Training, Health Education, Respiratory Therapy, Histology, Occupational Therapy, Dentist, Dental Hygiene, Cardiovascular Technology, Emergency Medical Care, Radiology. CPR/AED Instructor certification or must be obtained within 12 months from hire date
First Aid Instructor certification or must be obtained within 12 months from hire date
Bloodborne Pathogen Instructor certification or must be obtained within 12 months from hire date
ISBE PEL in Mathematics and/or Science
Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering, Biology-Related Degrees (Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Toxicology, Structural Biology, Cellular Biology), Chemistry, Pathology, or Pharmacology if at least 6 semester hours in Microbiology, Genetics, Immunology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology
Strong administrative and clinical background
Prior teaching experience
Excellent planning, organization, written and verbal communication skills
High-level problem solving skills
Computer literacy and familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite
Team and detail oriented
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and résumé to email@example.com .
Residency Requirement: As a condition of employment with Chicago Public Schools (CPS), employees are required to live within the geographic boundaries of the City of Chicago within six months of their CPS hire date and maintain residency throughout their employment with the district