Location: Franklin, MA Category: Faculty Posted On: Wed May 8 2019 Job Description:
The School of Liberal Arts' Early Childhood Education program seeks an experienced, student-centered educator to join its new bachelor's degree program for Fall 2019, teach courses throughout the program curriculum, and oversee student teaching. This full-time, 10-month, annually renewable position will require travel to visit students at their field experience sites.
In addition to teaching courses in the program, the successful candidate will identify and coordinate student teaching experiences, including developing relationships with schools, monitoring program needs, and placing students.
Teach appropriate courses in Early Childhood Education
Supervise, assess, and revise field experiences, including community sites;
Facilitate orientation meetings for students before their first field experience and for cooperating teachers and directors at field experience sites;
Review students' professional portfolios and validate for essential skills;
Assist in writing and revision of program-related/supervising practitioner handbooks;
Assist with curriculum development, course revisions and final assessment of the major;
Collaborate and mentor adjuncts teaching ECE courses;
Coach and mentor students regarding academic and career goals;
Hold office hours as required and meet with students by appointment;
Participate in committees as assigned, attend school and program meetings;
Participate in recruitment activities and student orientations;
Other duties as assigned.
A PhD/EdD in Early Childhood Education (PreK-3) and/or Curriculum and Instruction with teaching experience in a PreK-K setting is required;
Experience developing relationships is preferred;
At least three years of full-time undergraduate teaching experience is required;
Demonstrated experience in curriculum development and innovative classroom pedagogy is a plus;
Candidates must have a demonstrated passion for teaching, providing transformational learning experiences, and teaching to a diverse population of undergraduates at varying stages of academic readiness;
Experience with course management systems (i.e., Moodle), digital technology, and classroom media such as smart boards is essential.
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About Dean College
Dean College is a not-for-profit institution that is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Today, Dean serves over 1,200 full-time students and close to 200 part-time students, for a full enrollment close to 1,400 and more than 25,000 alumni. The College's future is based soundly upon its rich history of developing programs that meet the changing individual needs of students. Owning an endowment of over $37.5M, Dean emphasizes individual attention and prepares students for further studies or employment upon graduation. Dean's beautiful 100-acre campus is located only 30 miles from Boston, Massachusetts and Providence, RI, and is accessible to Boston by commuter rail. The Dean College/Franklin station is only a five-minute walk from campus.