Special Education Coach, Pathway to Teaching Program

Job Type

Full Time




San Francisco
United States


SFUSD is developing a high-quality recruitment, selection, training, and credentialing program to attract and retain local talent to fill critical classroom needs in K-12 Special Education, Bilingual-Spanish and Multiple Subject. As a complement to other teacher preparation programs, the Pathway to Teaching program recruits and trains diverse, locally-connected teachers in San Francisco classrooms. Pathway teachers participate in a rigorous training program and must demonstrate they are getting positive results for their students to become credentialed educators. These teachers are supported in this pursuit by Pathway to Teaching Coaches and other site-based instructional coaches and leaders who develop them along a rigorous instructional rubric to prepare them to be effective in San Francisco’s classrooms. Through SFUSD Pathway to Teaching program, aspiring teachers access an affordable, one-year program while earning a salary and filling critical teacher vacancies as District intern teachers. 


● Deep knowledge of content and instruction, with at least five years K-8, Special Education teaching experience (required), preferably in high-need schools or with high-need populations, and a proven track record of raising student achievement 

● California Clear credential (required) 

● Previous experience with mentoring, coaching and/or facilitating professional development for teachers (highly preferred) 

● Strong familiarity and experience with the Common Core State Standards(required)

● Immediate understanding of what effective teaching looks like and a deep commitment to the importance of effective and rigorous instruction 

● Proven ability to overcome barriers and provide seamless support to teachers as they work to complete a rigorous training program 

● Ability to track and analyze data on teacher and student performance to uncover trends and act strategically and effectively to improve results

 ● Ability to communicate direct feedback in a compelling way that inspires teachers to make immediate improvements to instruction that will accelerate their students’achievement 

● Willingness to work occasional Saturdays, to flex hours when needed, and to travel to sites across the city each day. 

● Active participation and collaboration in team and department meetings. 


SFUSD is committed to attracting and retaining the best educators in the nation. Benefits of teaching in San Francisco include: 

● Competitive salaries determined by experience, education level, and credentials 

● Comprehensive medical, vision, and dental insurance for teachers and their eligible dependents 

● Additional salary stipend of $5000 for National Board Certified teachers and 

● Additional salary stipend of $2000 for credentialed teachers teaching in high need schools and a $1000 stipend for teachers teaching high-need subject areas. 

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Apply at http://www.sfusd.edu/jobs , Job requisition #'s 146650 and 146649