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Adjunct Professor Department of Education & Child Development
Description of the Position The Department of Education and Child Development routinely seeks adjuncts to teach in their Teacher Education Program. We seek a colleague who is also committed to teaching college students of diverse backgrounds, and preparing future teachers to work effectively with diverse students, parents, and communities. Thus, the applicant should have experience teaching diverse learners, such as students in the process of learning a second language and/or students with special needs. Candidates are encouraged to identify their strengths and/or experiences in the area of equity and inclusion. Strongly preferred are candidates with demonstrated experience working with diverse student populations.
EDUC 402/EDUC 502 (cross-listed) - Literacy Development in Elementary School 3 credits Tuesday/Thursday 1-3:50pm Session Dates: June 10th - July 18th
Course Description: Research and methodology for delivering a balanced, comprehensive program of instruction in reading, writing, and related language arts areas in linguistically and/or culturally diverse elementary classrooms. Topics include: basic word identification skills and comprehension strategies, literature-based instruction, on-going diagnostic strategies/interventions, content area literacy, and organizing for instruction. Certificate of Clearance required in order to complete 15 hours of fieldwork (placement provided by Director of Student Teaching). Individuals taking this course must earn at least a B- in order for the course to count towards preliminary credential.
M.A., Ed.D., Ph.D. or candidates who have achieved ABD status.
Valid teaching credential and successful teaching experience in a culturally/linguistically diverse public school (3-5 years)
Evidence of experience and commitment to teaching college students of diverse backgrounds, and preparing teachers for diverse student populations (teaching evaluations).
The Department of Education and Child Development has a tradition of preparing highly qualified elementary, secondary, and special education teachers. Offerings include undergraduate studies in child development, and graduate studies in elementary, secondary, and special education, including several credential programs and Master of Arts degree program.
Whittier College is committed to attracting and retaining a high quality, diverse faculty with a shared passion for student-centered teaching and mentoring. It is distinguished by its small class sizes, high-impact pedagogies, and innovative liberal arts curriculum blended with professional and pre-professional programs. It is a nationally recognized model for diversity and has no racial majority among its student body. With over 60% students of color, Whittier is designated as both an HSI and AANAPISI. Founded in 1887, it is an independent, four-year liberal arts college with about 1,750 undergraduates and is ideally situated in the scenic hills 18 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. It is an AA/EOE employer. More information on the position is available at https://www.whittier.edu/humanresources/faculty.
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Whittier College is a residential four-year liberal arts institution that prepares students from diverse backgrounds to excel in a complex global society. Through challenging, interactive courses, taught by accomplished professors, students learn to make connections across disciplines, understand cultural perspectives, and integrate learning with practical application. Inspired by a Quaker heritage, the Whittier education equips students to be active citizens and effective communicators who embrace diversity and act with integrity.