An earned Master's degree in Education or related field by August 1, 2020; a minimum of three years of full-time teaching experience at the elementary level (K-6); and supervision/mentoring of pre-service teachers and/or educational professionals.
A strong background in pedagogy within and across elementary content areas; expertise in adapting, modifying, and differentiating lessons and curricula to meet the developmental cognitive, social, and emotional needs of elementary students; experience teaching in an inclusive environment with diverse student populations (examples: SES, students with IEPs and 504 plans, ELL, cultural, and racial/ethnic); public school elementary (K-6) teaching experience; some college teaching experience; collaborative engagement between higher education and public schools; five or more years of full-time teaching experience at the elementary level (K-6).
About the Opportunity:
The Education Department at Keene State College is seeking qualified applicants for a two-year contract lecturer position in Elementary Education, to begin August 2020. We seek applicants who can work collaboratively with school professionals to prepare socially responsible teachers. This position focuses on working with colleagues to meet the needs of all students across the curriculum. Typically, a twelve-credit teaching load per semester is comprised of eight credits devoted to teaching/supervision in the undergraduate Elementary Methods program with the remaining four credits supporting foundational courses. Additional responsibilities may include collaboration in the areas of teaching and service with colleagues in the department and across the College, as well as with schools in the region.
Our students come from diverse socio-economic and educational backgrounds, with a high percentage of first generation college students. By the time Keene State College students complete their undergraduate experience they develop critical thinking, creative inquiry, intercultural competence, civic engagement, and commitment to well-being that will serve them as active citizens and lifelong learners. We strongly encourage individuals to apply who will support the College’s ongoing efforts to help students become responsible global citizens.
At Keene State College, we share an appreciation of diversity, equity and multiculturalism as key elements to academic excellence. We seek faculty with a desire to provide support, mentorship and direction to prepare students to work within diverse communities. One of our aspirations is to develop social change agents with the knowledge, skills and experience to compassionately engage with their future employers, peers, and those they serve from diverse backgrounds. Faculty actively engage in collaborative work and service within the department and across the College to advance future-thinking curricular and co-curricular approaches that strengthen our Liberal Education focus and achieve the College’s goals for inclusion and excellence as outlined in the College’s Strategic Plan.
The Education Department at Keene State College is in the ongoing process of enhancing the curriculum in our program to better prepare our future educators for today's diverse classrooms. The department utilizes assessments, feedback from the field, and our collective expertise to continually improve and evolve the education program. The Education Department includes both undergraduate and graduate programs in the preparation of teachers. Keene State College holds NCATE accreditation for all educator preparation programs and the elementary education program is currently nationally recognized (with conditions, by CAEP).
The Education Department strives to prepare education professionals who: