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West Chester University, a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, is a public, comprehensive institution committed to offering high-quality undergraduate education, selected post-baccalaureate and graduate programs, and a variety of educational and cultural resources for its students, alumni, and citizens of southeastern Pennsylvania. The University offers more than 100 graduate and undergraduate programs in the sciences and mathematics, business and public management, arts and humanities, health sciences, education and social work, music, and interdisciplinary studies. We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good.
The Department of Special Education invites applications for adjunct (part-time) instructor to supervise Student Teachers (EDA416/EDA417 Student Teaching for Exceptional Learners.) EDA 416/417 is the final course for students enrolled in the Special Education Teacher Preparation Program. In this course teacher candidates complete their practicum experience in environments with students who receive special education services, for example, learning support, life skills support, autism support, and emotional support. Teacher candidates follow the assigned school schedule. Teacher candidates are expected to participate in teaching and all other tasks and activities related to their mentor teacher’s work
As an instructor, availability during the day to observe assigned students and evening availability (every Thursday from 4:00 to 5:45 pm) for weekly seminar are required.
Opportunities to teach undergraduate courses may also be available.
Traveling to each of their assigned schools minimally four different times during the 7.5 weeks assignment
Observing teacher candidates at their assigned placement and providing support as needed
Facilitating weekly seminar sessions every Thursday evening from 4:00 - 5:45pm
Grading student teaching assignments
Master's degree in Special Education
Three (3) years Special Education Teaching Experience
Experience with Special Education paperwork (i.e., Re-evaluation Report, IEP etc.)
Experience mentoring/coaching pre-service or in-service teachers
Salary per three-credit course is$6,383.97.
WCU reimburses mileage accrued when visiting students at their assigned schools.
Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, cv or resume, a list of three (3) professional references with contact information and unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wcupa/default.cfm. (All required for consideration)
Official transcripts will be required later in the hiring process.
Review of applications will begin March 30th for Fall 22 appointment.
Due to the temporary nature of this work, sponsorship is not available.
Adjunct instructor applications will be retainedfor ongoing review to meet University class scheduling needs. Applicants must successfully complete the interview process and reference check to be considered for adjunct teaching.
Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU’s educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment background checks.
About West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester University (WCU) of Pennsylvania is among the top regional comprehensive public universities in the nation, serving more than 17,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels with a national reputation for excellence, value, and student success. Founded in 1871 as an institute for teacher preparation, West Chester offers more than 118 undergraduate and 103 graduate programs in more than 50 fields of study. In addition to the main campus in West Chester, the University offers programs through its graduate center, the Philadelphia campus, and online. Five colleges and two schools comprise the University: Colleges of Arts and Humanities, Business and Public Management, Education and Social Work, Health Sciences, and the Sciences and Mathematics, as well as the School of Music, and the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. Located in Chester County (25 miles from downtown Philadelphia) the area combines the best of enjoyable daily living with easy access to the full spectrum of country and city attractions. We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good.