• AEL Employment Opportunities

  • Parkway-Rockwood Area AEL 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
    Evening openings in Creve Coeur, Ellisville and Chesterfield.  

    Starting pay: $18.50/hour
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     *Please note that the employment posting lists Fern Ridge as the location, but multiple locations around St. Louis County are available. 


  • 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 (formerly GED) examination.

    Current Openings
    Openings in Spanish Lake and Clayton.  

    Starting pay: $18.50/hour
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Teaching AEL FAQs

  • What kind of degree do I need to teach?

  • Do you have full-time employment?

  • If I have K-12 certification, am I certified to teach adult education?

  • How do I obtain Missouri Adult Education certification?

  • How much does the workshop cost?

  • Do I get paid for state certification and Parkway training time?

  • How long is my certification valid?

  • Are fingerprinting and background checks necessary if I have recently completed them for another agency?

  • Does Parkway have any requirements?

  • How do I apply?

  • Do you require lesson plans?

  • Are there any other requirements?

  • Why is record keeping so important?

  • Lesson planning, record keeping and certification seem to be big issues, but what is the teaching itself like?