Dental Sciences Instructor

Position Type:
Technical Education/Technical Education Instructor

Date Posted:

North Tech High School

Closing Date:

Teacher, Career & Technical Education Dental Sciences
REPORTS TO: Principal
DEPARTMENT: Technical Education

Special School District (SSD) operates two technical schools in St. Louis County, North Tech and South Tech. Through partial day programs, students from all 22 districts in the county attend these courses to earn high school credit, college credit, certifications, licenses, and other advanced credentials. Tech programs are competitive entry and accepted students start attending in either their sophomore (North Tech only) or junior/senior (North and South Tech) year of high school.

Career and technical education teachers leverage their real world experience to prepare, educate, and inspire high school students to succeed in postsecondary education, the highly competitive world of work, and life. You will provide dynamic instruction, coordinate field experiences, connect students to industry partners, and prepare students for relevant industry certifications. You do not need a teacher certification upon hire, but must be willing to obtain career and technical education certification through the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and complete up to 18 college credit hours to earn their Career and Technical Education Teaching Certificate.

You should consider applying for this position if your values align with SSD’s core values of equity, commitment, and collaboration and you believe every student deserves the resources and support required to help them learn. SSD staff are expected to understand and have a deep commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, and for that commitment to be evident in their work.


  • Develops, plans, and implements lessons aligned to the board approved curriculum and utilize evidence based instructional practices and strategies
  • Meets and instructs assigned students in the locations and at the times designated
  • Regularly evaluates the progress of student learning through multiple methods
  • Prepares students for and administers necessary assessments for relevant industry recognized certifications (IRCs) and credentials
  • Establishes an industry appropriate and safe learning environment that optimizes student learning
  • Takes reasonable and necessary precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities
  • Seeks opportunities to expand and develop as an educator through professional learning, strives to maintain professional competence
  • Collaborates with industry partners and facilitates program advisory board meetings
  • Collaborates with the building team as needed, including but not limited to administrators, teachers, counselors, support personnel and/or staff
  • Participates in the budget process including development of the program budget, submits orders, tracks requests and purchases, and follows administrative procedures
  • Attends staff meetings and serves on staff committees as requested
  • Within reason, when required or requested, makes self available to students and families outside the instructional day for education-related purposes
  • Maintains complete records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulation
  • Maintains ethical behavior and confidentiality of student information
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Experience and Education

  • Three or more years of experience as dental assistant in a general dental care setting or as a dental hygienist required

Additionally, to be eligible for this position, the applicant must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Six thousand (6,000) hours of related occupational experience obtained within the past ten (10) years (Equates to three (3) years of full time experience); OR
  • Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university and five thousand (5,000) hours of related occupational experience within the past ten (10) years (Equates to two and half (2.5) years of full time experience); OR
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university and four thousand (4,000) hours of related occupational experience obtained within the past ten (10) years (Equates to two (2) years of full time experience)

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Dental Assistant or Dental Hygiene Certification required, Dental Hygiene Certification preferred
  • Apply for career and technical education certification through the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and complete up to 18 college credit hours to obtain their Career and Technical Education Teaching Certificate

The information contained in this job description is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

Salary 2022-2023 school year

Range: $44,900 – $71,550 based on experience and education


  • Group benefits plans for medical, vision, dental, and life insurance
  • Enrollment in Missouri public school retirement systems
  • Paid holidays
  • 13 PTO days per year
  • Employee assistance program
  • Healthcare spending account

Special School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, genetic information, or any other characteristics protected by law. To request an ADA Accommodation, please contact our ADA Coordinator at 314-829-8206.


  • CTE Teacher – Dental Sciences.pdf
  • SDNEA 22-23 Salary Schedule (5).pdf
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