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Special Education Faculty


The special education teacher is an educator who specializes in teaching children with physical, mental, emotional, and learning disabilities. The special education teacher will develop tailored teaching plans, collaborate with parents, support staff, and classroom/content specific teachers, and assess students’ progress to help them achieve important learning milestones.


  • Develop teaching plans according to each student’s learning needs.
  • Search for activities and resources that can be easily adapted to each child’s educational requirements.
  • Collaborate with school counselors, therapists, teachers, and parents to help children develop and socialize.
  • Assess children’s skills and learning requirements.
  • Design tailored teaching plans.
  • Collaborate with parents and school staff to track student’s progress.
  • Adapt learning materials to students’ needs.
  • Collect and interpret data as in order to keep track of and reflect on students’ progress.
  • Monitor children’s behavioral patterns and arrange appropriate interventions if needed.
  • Find engaging activities to teach skills.
  • Manage classroom crises and resolve conflict.
  • Prepare students for transitions to the next grade and future plans after high school.
  • Inform parents about their children’s performance and potential problems.
  • Coach other professionals who work with children with disabilities.
  • Collaborate with the faculty and staff to create holistic intervention plans.


  • Good knowledge of best practices in special education methodologies.
  • Experience with creating individualized education plans for students (such as IEPs).
  • Experience with data collection, management, and interpretation.
  • A patient, resourceful and resilient personality.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience working with children with a wide range of disabilities.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a diverse international community and strong cross-cultural skills.
  • Be of strong Christian faith in addition to the aforementioned academic expectations and qualifications. Have a passion for serving children and families through the high calling of Christian education.
  • Bachelor’s degree in special education; certification in special education is preferred.


BLS/CIU provides a benefits package that includes:

  • Health Plan;
  • 401(k) plan with match opportunity;
  • 100% of employee’s cost of group life insurance;
  • Long term disability insurance;
  • Vacation days, holidays, sick leave, family leave;
  • Educational benefits: tuition reduction for PreK3-Graduate.

Interested and qualified candidates will need to complete the Ben Lippen Employment Application. The application must be completed and submitted to the Headmaster’s office as shown on the last page of the application. (Please do not use the CIU Employment application.)

Ben Lippen School
Ben Lippen School
Time Period
40 Hours/10 months

CIU Employment Application CIU Global (Online) Adjunct Application Resident Adjunct for the Cook School of Business Application Resident Adjunct for the College of Arts and Sciences Application Resident Nursing Adjunct for the School of Nursing Application

Supplemental Form and Instructions

CIU faculty positions will need to submit a curriculum vitae (CV). Once you have completed your online application, you will have an opportunity to submit a cover letter and resume.

Instructional Staff Supplement Form (PDF)

Ben Lippen Employment Application (PDF)

BLS Online Studies Adjunct Application

If you are applying for a Ben Lippen position and are unable to download the Ben Lippen application, please contact Human Resources at or 1-800-777-2227 ext. 5009.


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