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2023 -24 Elementary Associate Teacher (Kindergarten-1st Grade)

2023-2024 School Year

2023 -24 Elementary Associate Teacher (Kindergarten-1st Grade)

Location: Jacksonville, FL, USA

Department: Teacher (Full-time)

Grade Level: Elementary

Subject: General Elementary

Start Date: 23-24 academic school year

Becoming Collegiate Academy is an elementary school with a mission to prepare students for success in college and life. We don't just teach; we also inspire the next generation of leaders to use their unique talents and gifts to make the world a better place, through the exposure of HBCU culture. 

BCA will add grades K-2 in the 2023-2024 school year and will keep expanding each year until it becomes a K-5 elementary school.

Our village is growing, and we are looking for passionate and dedicated individuals who will inspire and motivate the next generation of leaders.

  • Mission-aligned: sharing a common vision and commitment to the goals and values of the organization or community.
  • Growth mindset: being open to learning and willing to take on challenges.
  • Continuous learner: being committed to learning and improving, even outside of traditional education.
  • Teamwork and collaboration: working well with others and being able to contribute to a team.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving: being able to analyze situations, identify problems, and come up with solutions.

We offer: 

  • We offer a family-like, positive, and fun work environment, along with coaching to support teachers' development and student progress.
  • We provide a rigorous curriculum in ELA, Math, and Science, including prepared unit plans and assessments for all subjects.
  • We offer frequent professional development opportunities and a prep period each day.
  • You'll receive a recent laptop model and a starting salary of $47,500. Salaries increase incrementally based on experience.
  • We also offer free medical insurance and competitive rates for dental, vision, short-term disability, and life insurance, as well as contributions to a 401k plan.


The Associate Teacher (AT) role is designed for new teachers who have recently entered the teaching profession. ATs work as co-teachers and are certified educators in our classrooms. They are responsible for creating a positive classroom environment, implementing our curriculum, assessing students, collaborating with their team, building relationships with families, and completing other duties as assigned. The specific duties of ATs are ultimately determined by their school leader.

This unique model is structured to provide ATs with opportunities to co-teach using a gradual release model. ATs are placed strategically in one grade level and have meaningful opportunities to practice instructional techniques, engage in whole and small group instruction, and manage a classroom. As the year progresses, ATs take on additional responsibilities.


  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution
  • Licenses or Certifications: Relevant Florida Teaching Certification or Eligibility for Certification (Florida certification in Pre-K/Primary – Grade 3 OR Elementary Education K-6 is required)

Expectations: We have high expectations for our teachers, which include the following:

  • With support, Teach engaging and culturally relevant lessons daily, meeting academic standards to ensure student success.
  • Take personal responsibility for the progress of all students and have a growth mindset by seeking help, reflecting on one's own teaching, and helping others improve.
  • With support, Plan instruction weekly and daily, aligning it with unit objectives and student needs based on assessment data.
  • Collaborate with grade level and content teams 
  • Communicate weekly progress with students and families.
  • With support, Implement a clear and consistent behavior management system while developing students' character and sense of community in the classroom.
  • Help create a positive learning environment for each student and contribute to the school-wide culture.
  • Build trust, understanding, and respect with students and families from diverse communities.

Statement of Non-Discrimination:

BCA is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying for employment. BCA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.