University of the Pacific’s Special Education Program provides real-world, hands-on experiences for candidates pursuing a career in the field areas of mild/moderate and moderate/severe disabilities. Our innovative and cohesive curriculum includes courses that are collaboratively developed and co-taught. Faculty members have deep professional integration with early intervention, P/K-12, and higher education throughout the San Joaquin and Sacramento Valleys. The Special Education Program strives to be a hub of innovation and learning in the area of Special Education for families, community stakeholders, and local school districts. We seek a team member with a courageous spirit to help us fulfill our vision to provide expert instruction from experienced faculty who deliver relevant and rigorous academic, social-emotional, and life skill instruction to passionate pre-service Special Education candidates.
We search for a motivated colleague committed to a highly sequenced and integrated program design, focused instruction interwoven with hands-on teaching experiences, sustained mentoring, and personalized advising.
• Graduate degree in a field related to Special Education • Demonstrated skill, expertise, and innovation of a minimum of seven years as a full-time practitioner in special education in PK-12 settings.• Commitment to fostering a caring and rigorous educational environment• Ability to collaboratively engage with colleagues in program development and teaching• Commitment to personal development and growth in one’s own teaching and practice• Excellence in applied scholarly research or evidence-based practice• Demonstrated interest and experience in working in partnership with community groups, schools, government agencies, and other organizations• Demonstrated commitment to diversity and working with students from multicultural communities• Demonstrated leadership and experience in developmental disabilities, assistive technology, positive behavior supports, and transition planning