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Head Teacher

Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47906
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Job Summary

The Head Teacher oversees the daily operations of their assigned classroom. Responsibilities include establishing and maintaining a safe and supportive classroom environment, planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate curriculum, modeling best teaching practices, and supervising other classroom staff and University students. Developing and maintaining professional relationships with staff, parents and students is also critical to the role.

A background check, drug screen, and health assessment are required for employment in this position.


  • Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or closely related field
  • Three (3) years of experience working professionally with young children (ages 3 to 5 years old) in a group setting, including classroom teaching experience
  • Excellent planning, development, implementation and evaluation skills related to i nclusive educational programming for young children and p arent involvement programs
  • Ability to lift and carry 25 to 50 pounds frequently and up to 60 pounds occasionally
  • First aid and CPR certification are required within the first year of employment


  • Master's degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or closely related field
  • First aid and CPR certifications

Additional Information:

  • Applicants must be 21 years of age
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette

Posted: 2019-10-10 Expires: 2019-11-08
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