High School Engineering Teacher (21/22 School Year)

Detroit, MI

Experience the U Prep Difference! Why U Prep Schools?

As an educator, I think you will agree that not all schools are created equal.

Families choose U Prep Schools because they want the best for their children. Our families understand that education is a tool that has the power to shape the lives of young people today. They value our approach to delivering a culturally responsive education that prepares students to be independent learners and critical thinkers. They know that we are committed to ensuring our students are supported socially, emotionally and academically and are well prepared for college and careers in industries where diversity is lacking. Our scholars go on to become positive change agents in their community, many return to our schools as educators and have children of their own enrolled in a U Prep School.

U Prep Schools is a resource rich learning community comprised of 10 state-of-the art schools that serves close to 5,000 students in grades K-12. We are one of the oldest and largest networks in Detroit with three districts; University Prep Art & Design, University Prep Science and Math, and University Preparatory Academy, to include the new Ford Law Career Academy. At U Prep, our scholars participate in a variety of pathways that provide unique learning experiences that prepares them for the real world.

One of our most distinctive defining differences that originated over 20 years ago, is the Detroit 90/90 Promise; a promise to our families that all U Prep scholars will achieve a 90% graduation and 90% college acceptance rate. We stand behind our word and are committed to ensuring our scholars are prepared to achieve success in life. Check out the list of  20 Black Detroiters Making History that was published recently by the Skillman Foundation to learn about the impact our alumni are making right here in Detroit. We are so proud of our alumni!

There are so many things that set us apart from other schools in Detroit. If you are an exceptional educator who is passionate about children, delivering education differently and want to be part of a highly committed and energetic crew, then contact us today to learn more about the U Prep experience. We are looking to build our team that will help us to deliver on our promise and mission. 

 

What will your role be?

As a teacher, you will be responsible for implementing curriculum, maintaining a positive classroom culture, using assessments to drive instructional practice, and for contributing to the educational and social development of all students by implementing culturally relevant teaching practices.  U Prep teachers use district resources in an efficient and responsible manner and participate in professional development.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Actively participate in professional development opportunities and implements best practices acquired that focuses on instruction and high student achievement
  • Provide instruction that is culturally responsive and culturally sustaining
  • Builds relationships with students to create a positive, structured learning environment where students feel safe, supported and empowered to grow
  • Actively engage parents in the learning process and works collaboratively with families
  • Use data to refine lesson plans and inform instructional practices
  • Bachelor's degree required in content area;
  • Valid Michigan teaching certification with endorsement in content preferred
  • Eligibility to work in the United States on a full-time basis

 

Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required in content area
  • Valid Michigan teaching certification with endorsement in content preferred
  • Eligibility to work in the United States on a full-time basis

How do we support you?

Our education teams are critical to our ability to serve our scholars well. You’ll be supported in a variety of ways:

  • Working in well resourced and designed buildings that promote the physical and emotional safety necessary for learning.
  • Competitive pay and a comprehensive benefit package, including retirement plan with a generous match.
  • Paid vacation, personal, and sick time along with district wide wellness days.
  • Provided time and programs for professional development.
  • Given opportunities to collaborate with your peers and receive guidance from a mentor.
  • Supported by an engaged leadership and administrative team.
  • Working with team members who take great pride in their work and schools.
  • Partnering with highly engaged families who prioritize education and learning.

Are you in or out?

We believe a U Prep education sets scholars on a path to a future full of possibilities. That school are more than just a building. That providing culturally responsive learning environments allow all children to thrive.  If you are a thinker, doer, and believer in the power of education to shape and build lives we should talk. Let’s connect!

 

U Prep Schools is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, making all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, genetics, marital status, height, weight, age, disability or other legally protected status.