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FACULTY MSD - American Sign Language Teacher

Recruitment #24-009009-0008


Anticipated opening for the 2024-2025 School Year.

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

To teach American Sign Language (ASL) class (as a primary language, not as a second language) to deaf and hard of hearing 8th - high school students. Provide ASL Assessment as needed to K-12 students.


Teach ASL to students to include understanding of ASL linguistics such as handshape, grammar and other parameters, Deaf Culture, Deaf History, and ASL/Deaf Literature.

Implement ASL Standards as a part of daily classroom instruction and school-wide programming and ensure that the ASL Standards are aligned with National ASL Standards.

Prepare lesson plans, reports, and keep records of student progress; ascertain learning needs of students and establish evaluation techniques for assessment of progress.

Collaborate with classroom teachers and ASL specialists in development of IEP goals and objectives.

Provide leadership and expertise in the area of ASL instruction; provide instruction in digital/media skills relevant to ASL instruction such as but not limited to digital cameras and tablets, including video-taping and video-editing software.

Coordinate school-wide events relevant to ASL/Deaf Culture and Deaf History.

Conduct school-wide training on use of ASL Standards and alignment of ASL Standards with state common core.

Practice bilingual education and concepts with all students.


Education: Bachelor's degree required Maryland State Department of Education certification as ASL teacher or the ability to obtain such certification soon after hire is required.

Fluency in ASL and written English; knowledge of the Deaf Community and the ability to teach or work with students of different educational backgrounds and additional disabilities is required.


Master's Degree in ASL Education or equivalent; experience as a classroom teacher or ASL as a primary language (L1) teacher.


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

Candidates will need to provide three letters of recommendation with their application.


Applications will be prescreened before candidates are invited to an interview. Preference is given to applicants who already meet the Maryland State Department of Education's designation of Highly Qualified teacher. As an equal opportunity employer, MSD is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.



Online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If online access is not available 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:

Mailing Address: Maryland School for the Deaf Recruitment Department, P. O. Box 894, Columbia, MD 21044


Phone: 410-696-3031, TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Fax: 410-696-3084

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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