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Physical Education Teacher

Recruitment #22-009009-0025


The Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) is a diverse, bilingual community who in partnership with families, provides an equitable and exemplary education in a nurturing, engaging, and challenging environment to ensure our students achieve personal excellence and become lifelong learners.  As such, we are looking for dedicated individuals who can join us in the education of the children at MSD.


MSD, Frederick Campus, 101 Clarke Place, Frederick, MD 21705

Main Purpose of Job

The PE Teacher will provide to students of varying age and ability a physical education following curricular and state standards in a safe and inclusive environment. This includes the teaching or co-teaching of classes and the assessment and documentation of student progress.  PE teachers also have varying roles in supporting the after-school athletics program. 


Organize lessons and classes that align with MSD’s adopted PE Curriculum and that promote age-appropriate physical activity among children and young adults from kindergarten to high school.

Create and maintain a classroom conducive to learning based on student assessments and data using the best practices of bilingual pedagogy and differentiated instruction.

Utilize effective classroom management for optimal learning including managing student behavior; model appropriate behavior and promote self-control.

Develop motor skills and physical development among younger children and proper exercise and eating habits among older children.

Teach skills that students will need to participate in physical activity outside of the physical education class and skills students will need for a lifetime of physical activity.

Observe and inform students of corrective measures necessary for skill and improvement.

Adjust the curricula to adapt to children with different levels of physical and cognitive ability.

Teach cognitive concepts about motor skills and fitness.

Explain and enforce safety rules governing sports, recreational activities, and the use of sports and exercise equipment.

Teach age-appropriate Health units and classes that include sex education and drug awareness.



Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education or related field with at least 30 credit hours in PE


Experience working with Deaf and hard of hearing students


Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL)

Experience working with Deaf and hard of hearing students with multiple disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability.


Must possess or be eligible for certification as a teacher by the Maryland State Department of Education.

New hires are subject to a criminal background investigation at their own expense. (Maryland Code, Family Law Article 1, Sections 5-560-568)


Applicants must have:

Applicants will need to provide three letters of recommendation.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online or if you encounter difficulty, you may submit via mail, e-mail, fax, or deliver in person before the closing date and time.  Please include your name and recruitment number on any documentation to ensure timely processing. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.  Additional or supplemental information must be submitted by the closing date and time.  A copy of your college transcripts must accompany your application.  The preferred method to receive transcripts and additional information is for them to be uploaded.  Application inquiries or supplemental information can be directed to the following:

Maryland School for the Deaf 

Recruitment Department

101 Clarke Place 

Frederick, MD 21705 



Phone: 301-360-2008, TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay 

Fax: 301-360-1400 

Individuals from traditionally underserved and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.  As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.  We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

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