Middle School Social Studies Teacher - Springfield Middle School

Battle Creek Public Schools

Battle Creek, Michigan

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Date Posted June 06, 2024
Industry K-12: Public Schools
Certification Needed Yes
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At Battle Creek Public Schools, transformation is underway and excellence is on the rise!

Our vision is 100% success for every Bearcat, and our mission is to provide a supportive environment for all through positive relationships, academic practice, and engaging experiences.

Battle Creek Public Schools (BCPS), in Battle Creek, MI, is conveniently located between Chicago and Detroit. Our community is experiencing unprecedented change, and BCPS is perfectly positioned for success.

We know that our teachers are the heart and soul of the district, and everything we do for our students begins with Teachers. So, in May of 2023, we were thrilled to announce an average teacher pay increase of more than $10,000, positioning us as one of the best paying districts for teachers in Southwest Michigan.

We offer competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits (including up to $20k in home purchase assistance), and opportunities for professional development. Apply now and join the Bearcat family. Believe in the Change!

Position Responsibilities

  • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students and provides a learning climate for the students.
  • Assume responsibility for the safety, conduct and health of the students under his/her supervision.
  • Ensure physical upkeep of the classroom and equipment is maintained.
  • Guide the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and ---- in harmony with the goals ---- establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects and the like to communicate these objectives to students.
  • Employ a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.
  • Strive to implement by instruction and action the district’s philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives.


  • Michigan Department of Education Teacher Certification with a Social Studies (RX) or History (CC) 6-12 endorsement.


  • A high level of commitment to working within a culturally, ethnically, and economically diverse environment.
  • Relationship builder.
  • High expectations of self and a commitment to continuous improvement of professional practice.
  • High expectations of students coupled with the ability to inspire and support students as they meet those expectations.
  • A defined moral purpose that drives daily efforts on behalf of students.
  • Adaptability.
  • Familiarity with or willingness to learn and apply behavioral and academic RTI models.
  • A willingness to fully participate in and contribute to a professional learning community.
  • A positive attitude.
  • A high level of perseverance and professional will.
  • A strong belief in the individual worth of all students.
  • A desire to teach life lessons that go beyond the textbook and classroom walls.
  • A readiness to develop and apply a variety of best practices in the classroom, especially in the areas of instruction and classroom management.
  • A proficiency with writing unit plans, pacing guides and daily lesson plans across multiple subjects
  • A willingness to collaborate with peers across all facets of the work, providing constructive feedback and raising expectations for all students and staff

Salary: $50,000 - $82,010

Contract: 188 Days

School Safety Clearance

The successful candidate will be subject to a fingerprint and background check as a condition of employment. All fees required for this check (estimated $73) are the responsibility of the successful applicant.

The Battle Creek Public School District is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, handicap, sex, age, religion, national origin, weight, height or marital status in its employment practices.