4th-5th Grade Social Studies Teacher

This opening calls for specific teaching qualifications set by the school.

CalWest’s client school in Seattle, Washington, seeks a 4th-5th Grade Social Studies Teacher to start immediately.

CalWest Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and/or other educational requirements listed on the job description
  • Requisite skills commensurate with the position
  • A reasonable commuting distance to the CalWest client school, or a willingness to relocate
  • Authorization to live and work in the United States

Client School Preferred Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree is required. A master’s degree is preferred.
  • 3 years of teaching experience
  • Experience implementing the 4th and 5th grade curriculum through inquiry-based teaching and creative problem-solving is required.
  • Demonstrated ability and understanding of constructivist approaches to teaching.
  • Proficiency in social studies, expository writing, literature, and writing mechanics are also required.
  • Academic or professional experience in gifted education is desirable. 


  • Provide an active learning environment in a departmentalized structure and have experience designing and implementing social studies curriculum for fourth and fifth grade.
  • Teach each fourth and fifth grade student and provide continuity and focus for their 6-period school day.
  • Work collaboratively with other teachers, administrators, and staff to develop a powerful course of study for students who are academically high-performing and intellectually gifted.
  • Supervise students on off-campus school activities and overnight camps and trips. 

Salary Range

$ 62,000 – $ 122,000

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