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Work in Adult Education & Literacy

  • Our Adult Education and Literacy program is funded by federal and state grants and serves students 17 years of age and older who are no longer enrolled in high school. We have more than 50 classes at 25 sites located within the school districts of Parkway, Rockwood, Pattonville, Hazelwood, Clayton, Maplewood-Richmond Heights, Brentwood, and Ladue. The program specializes in the areas of English as a Second Language and Adult Basic Education and Literacy.

    Prospective teachers must have a four-year college degree with original transcripts supplied in a timely manner. They must also pass a thorough fingerprint and background check process as mandated by Parkway School District and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. All positions are part-time.

    Once hired, teachers must obtain state certification in adult education. In order to accomplish this, all new hires will need to:

    • Successfully complete an eight (8) hour pre-certification workshop. Currently, this workshop is held virtually over two days. This is required under state guidelines.Teachers are paid to attend this training. 
    • Complete state certified professional development yearly.  Missouri requires adult education teachers to obtain 20 hours of professional development per year. Teachers are paid to attend professional development.

    English as a Second Language Teacher

    Our English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers are responsible for providing lessons and supporting students who are learning English as a second language. They must be adaptable, creative, and sensitive to the cultural differences expected when working with students from foreign countries. You do not need to speak a foreign language in order to teach ESL.

    Current Openings

    Openings  in Creve Coeur and Clayton. 

    Starting pay: $17.00/hour
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    Adult Basic Education and Literacy/High School Equivalency Teachers

    Our Adult Basic Education and Literacy/High School Equivalency (HSE) teachers are responsible for providing lessons and supporting students who are lacking basic education skills in reading, language, and/or math. Students may or may not have a high school diploma. For those students without a diploma, the Adult Basic Education and Literacy teacher will help students prepare to take and pass the high school equivalency (formally GED) examination.

    Current Openings

    Openings in Ellisville and Creve Coeur

    Starting pay: $17.00/hour
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    Intake Registar/Testing Proctor (Part-time)

    Testing proctors are responsible for testing students using our online testing platform.  Proctors will also be responsible for complete orientations with students.

    Current Openings

    No openings at this time.
    ESSENTIAL DUTIES (Major duties which the position exists to perform)

      This position will involve setting up and administering testing.

    • Candidate must have the ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.
    • Candidate must have experience with Google Applications, including: Gmail, Sheets, Docs and Drive. 
    • Candidate must have high degree of multi-tasking and time management capability.


     High school diploma or equivalent 

    • Ability to perform data entry and clerical duties
    • Good organizational and interpersonal skills
    • Knowledge of office procedures, computers, use of copy equipment, calculator, fax, and email.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

    Starting pay: $16.75/hour​
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