These positions are in a field-based alternative pathway to teaching program in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota.
The Alternative Pathway to Teaching program, within the College of Education and Human Development, continually accepts resumes for teaching positions that may become available during the academic year or summer sessions.
These openings are temporary, non-tenured, Academic Professional and Administrative (P&A) positions, paid on a per course basis, and appointed as Teaching Specialist or Lecturer. Typically these appointments are arranged semester by semester and employment is contingent upon the course meeting its enrollment target.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching graduate level courses for students pursuing initial licensure, and clinical supervision. We seek to hire individuals who are interested in teaching and/or supporting clinical supervision throughout the program. The syllabi have already been developed and we require that instructors use these as they are part of an overall program design.
Teaching: -Teach credit-bearing, graduate courses on course topics related to K-12 ESL, Secondary Science, Secondary Mathematics, Elementary Education, and Foundations of Education. -Attend class meetings, teach, and deliver course content. -Evaluate student performance. -Grade student materials, including exams, papers and final projects. -Submit grades.
Clinical Supervision: -Observe and supervise students in the Alternative Pathway to Teaching program. -Collaborate with partner coaches and school-based coaches in order to align individual teacher candidate support.
Course Preparation: -Complete orientation and training to subject matter. -Prepare course materials.
Student Advising: -Maintain regular office hours. -Respond to student inquiries and meet with students.
Required Qualifications: -K-12 Teaching License in applicable area (e.g. Secondary Mathematics, K-12 ESL, Secondary Science, Elementary Education). -At least 1 year of teaching experience in licensure area. -Earned Master's Degree in an education field.
Preferred Qualifications: -Demonstrated leadership in education. -Evidence of being able to work within a team. -Evidence of organizational ability, including the ability to coordinate multiple tasks. -Excellent oral and written communication skills. -Demonstrated experience with or interest in alternative routes to licensure. -Teaching experience in higher education. -Evidence of the capacity to be a problem solver.
*Employees with an M.A. will be hired as TeachingSpecialist. Employees with a Ph.D. will be hired as a lecturer
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