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Applications for the 2017-2018 school year will be accepted online only. 

In its role as a training facility for special education teachers Centennial School of Lehigh University employs teacher interns and teacher associates to operate its classrooms. 

Teacher Interns

Teacher interns hold Bachelor's Degrees and Pennsylvania teaching certification in special education.  Special education teachers from other states who desire to work as a teacher intern at Centennial School must apply for a Pennsylvania teaching license prior to making application if they wish to be considered for the position of teacher intern.  Teacher interns earn a stipend of $27,000 per year and receive 18 graduate credit hours of tuition remission annually plus full medical and dental benefits.

Teacher Associates

Teacher associates have completed a Bachelor’s Degree from a variety of disciplines and aspire to a teaching career in special education.  Most teacher associates have degrees in education although many hold degrees in other fields. Teacher associates receive a stipend of $22,000 per year and receive 18 graduate credit hours of tuition remission plus full medical and dental benefits.

Application Process

  • Applicants to Centennial School of Lehigh University must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better and a desire to pursue a Master’s Degree in special education or a related field from Lehigh University or other local colleges and universities.

  • Centennial School begins collecting applications for the coming school year in February.

  • Screening of applications takes place in April.

  • Interviews commence in June.  

To apply for a position, please email the following documents to

Lead Teacher Opening
posted 7/18/17

Successful candidates will hold a Master’s Degree in Special Education with prior experience and demonstrated proficiency in academic and behavioral programming for elementary school students with emotional disturbance and autism. The Lead Teacher is responsible for programming for 8 to 10 elementary school students throughout the academic year and is expected to serve as a mentor teacher to aspiring teachers and to assist them with the development and implementation of Individualized Education Programs, behavioral programming, report writing, and problem solving.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest detailing qualifications for the position, a resume, transcripts and copies of recent performance evaluations to Dr. Julie Fogt, Centennial School of Lehigh University, 2196 Ave. C  LVIP-1, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 18017.

Closing date: until filled

Centennial School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.