Bilingual Education Teacher (Spanish/English)

    Website Madison Metropolitan School District

    The Madison Metropolitan School District is the second largest school district in Wisconsin and serves over 27,000 students in 52 schools.

    Do you want to be part of a district that is doing transformative work to ensure that every student graduates ready for college, career and community?
    Do you want to join a team that is championing better experiences & outcomes for students of color?
    Would you like to join a thriving urban school district that is committed to elevating you in your profession?

    If so, the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) has much to offer you: a clear vision, a collaboratively-designed strategic framework, collaboration time, district support and excellent professional development opportunities.

    21-22 Bilingual Education Teacher (Spanish/English) Applicant Pool

    MMSD is seeking highly motivated and energetic teacher applicants for openings for the 2021-2022 school year. The Madison Metropolitan School District actively seeks and encourages women and candidates of color to apply.

    Becoming a Model School District

    The Madison Metropolitan School District has a simple but bold vision – that every school will be a thriving school that prepares every student to graduate from high school ready for college, career and community. We know that vision doesn’t come to life without the very best leaders throughout our district. Our strategy is captured is our strategic framework, and centers on three major goals: that all children achieve academically, that our schools are places where children and adults thrive, and that our Black youth excel at school. We have made major gains and are more resolved than ever to build on our progress.

    We know this vision doesn’t come to life without dynamic leaders in every school. For more information on our teacher screening and selection process, please visit our TEACH Madison webpage.

    About Our District

    The Madison Metropolitan School District is the second largest school district in Wisconsin. The district serves a beautifully diverse population of more than 27,000 students. More than half are students of color. Almost half come from low income households. Nearly one third are English Language Learners, and more than 100 languages are represented in our schools. Madison schools are committed to making this district a place where every child thrives.

    General Duties

    • Serving as a bilingual classroom teacher as part of the District’s bilingual and English Language Learner (ELL) programs
    • Assisting in the development of curriculum for bilingual and ESL instruction in the District
    • Providing classroom instruction to students in bilingual classrooms
    • Providing additional support and leadership to the bilingual and ESL education programs as requested

    Essential Duties

    • Instructing students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations
    • Adapting teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests
    • Establishing clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students
    • Establishing rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible
    • Meeting with parents/guardians to discuss their student’s progress and to determine priorities for their children and their resource needs

    Minimum Qualifications

    Native-like fluency in Spanish and English

    Position Competencies

    • High Expectations For Every Student
    • Instructional Practice
    • Cultural Competence
    • Data Proficiency
    • Team Collaboration
    • Student & Family Engagement
    • Resilience & Results Orientation
    • Self-Awareness & Growth Mindset


    Three Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) teaching licenses, or willingness to purse all three licenses, in Regular Education, Bilingual Education, and ESL. Your Wisconsin teaching license(s) must be active, or issued prior to the start of your contract.

    Middle and High School

    1. Core content (Math, Science, English, Language Arts, or Social Studies)
    2. Bilingual/Bi-Cultural
    3. ESL

    Elementary and Middle School

    1. Regular Education Grades 1-8 or Elementary/Middle Education
    2. Bilingual/Bi-Cultural
    3. ESL

    Bilingual Education is a shortage area for MMSD. We may consider candidates who hold the minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, if the candidate is willing to pursue the full certification and license required for the position. The district does not provide financial support for the continued education that is required to achieve the certification. The district does not select or endorse any particular certification program that leads to the required Wisconsin teaching license. A candidate must be hired by a school district in order to apply for a One-Year License with Stipulations with DPI.

    MMSD must first consider applicants who are fully licensed to teach bilingual education before considering applicants who are not yet licensed.

    For more information about the One Year with Stipulations licensing process:

    To search DPI-approved certification programs:

    Salary Range

    43,209.00 – 74,101.00 Annual Salary

    Salary placement is based on two criteria:

    1. Education (highest degree earned and academic credits earned after the date your highest degree was awarded)
    2. Prior experience working under contract in a K-12 teaching position requiring a state teaching license

    Minimum salary placement for new teachers with a Bachelor’s degree and no prior teaching experience is $43,209 annually.
    For information about benefits, visit

    About This Posting

    This is an “applicant pool” posting. It does not signify that vacancies actually exist at this time. The purpose of this posting is to develop a pool of qualified applicants, should vacancies become available. For more information about teaching at MMSD and about our application process, go to

    Next Steps

    After submitting your application, HR will review your information and will invite you to sign up for a first round video interview if you meet minimum qualifications.
    Candidates who pass the first-round video interview stage will be eligible for second-round, school-based interviewing at schools who have specific vacancies. School-based interviews begin in April and continue throughout the summer as new vacancies become known across the district.

    Thank you for your interest in school-based positions with Madison Metropolitan School District for the 2021-22 school year. We are committed to finding the best teachers for our schools and we are pleased that you are considering our District for employment.

    After a thorough review of your application, we may invite you to participate in the next step in our process, which is a verbal and written assessment.  This step is mandatory for further consideration. The assessment is intended to examine your Spanish fluency through conversation and in written form.


    Human Resources will evaluate candidates on a rolling basis beginning December 1, and as needed thereafter. School-based interviewing for specific positions will begin in mid to late April. Interviews are scheduled based on district/school need and certification/skills of applicants.

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