Becker Public Schools (Independent School District No. 726) is located in the city of Becker, Minnesota. The district covers 150 square miles of beautiful countryside, lakes and rural areas. The city of Becker is located about 45 minutes Northwest of the Twin Cities, with direct access to U.S. Highway 10 and quick pathways to I-94. The community offers the charm of a rural lifestyle with the convenient services of city living. The district prides itself on its long tradition of excellence and maintains a dedicated staff made up of teachers with varying degrees of experience and educational backgrounds. The community is represented by a school board that emphasizes student achievement in an environment of academic rigor. The District mission statement strives to “Develop Self-Directed Learners to Thrive in a Changing Global Community.”
* Licensure in Early Childhood Special Education
* Understanding of early childhood development
* Understanding and experience in utilizing instructional best practices to engage students in learning
* Understanding and experience in assessment and data-driven decision-making
The certified early childhood special education teacher works with parent and regular education teachers to develop and implement Individualized Education Programs designed to support the growth of students receiving special education services. The teacher also develops lesson plans, conducts classroom instruction, and assesses both instructional material and student performance. The special education teacher interprets students progress and routinely communicates with parents and the IEP team to share student progress towards their goals, strengths, and growth areas.