The University Academy is a growing university charter school approved by the State Board of Education with campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine. The campuses will serve grades 3-10 for the 2016-2017 school year. Additional grade levels will be added each ensuing year. The Academy promotes numerous best and promising educational practices. The schools are based on the highly successful T-STEM Academy Blueprint and are centered around project-based learning. Teachers in the Academy meet daily to develop projects, and participate in job-embedded professional development.
The classroom teacher will provide instruction to students both face-to-face through project-based learning and online. The teacher will be supported by a Campus Director, University Academy Central Office Administrators, Ingenuity Center Professional Development Specialists, and university faculty. The classroom teacher will be expected to participate in daily teaming and project development with all teachers at the campus as well as teachers at other campuses using distance technologies. The classroom teacher will be responsible for curriculum development, lesson planning, communication and outreach, classroom management, integrating multiple technologies, collaborating with colleagues, and integrating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines. Teachers will be expected to participate in graduate level work, and those teachers not currently holding master’s degree will be expected to be enrolled in a program as part of the compensation package. The position will be a 9 month university appointment, predicated on performance, enrollment, and continued successful operations of the charter school.