Steps to College Teacher - Summer 2017

Location
Gainesville, GA
Posted
Apr 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Steps to College Teacher - Summer 2017


Position Number: 53056727

Benefits Eligible: No

Campus Location: Gainesville

General Summary: The Steps to College department at the University of North Georgia is seeking a part-time instructor to teach Economics, Civics, Language Arts (Writers' Workshop), Communication Skills for Science, or ESOL for the Steps to College summer program.

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 18,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Job Duties & Responsibilities: The Steps to College Teacher will:
  • Collect materials and create effective lesson plans for an intensive 4-week course
  • Supervise students as they arrive and depart via bus each day
  • Supervise students as they eat lunch each day
  • Work with testing coordinator to arrange and administer end-of-course tests
  • Keep detailed records of grades and attendance; administer final exams; submit required reports and documents to director
  • Check and respond to emails daily
  • Participate and supervise during the graduation ceremony
  • Employ classroom management and disciplinary skills when necessary
  • Teach one of the following (or related) courses:
    • Economics: focuses on the American economic system, fundamental economic concepts, comparative economic systems, microeconomics, macroeconomics, and international economic interdependence; effectively prepares students to pass the end-of-course exam.
    • Civics: in-depth study of the American political system; focuses on the foundation, principles and structure of the American system of government, examines the role of political parties, social factors as they relate to the role of the citizen, and analyzes the decision-making process that are a part of the system of American political behavior. Meets state's Citizenship requirement for graduation.
    • Communication Skills in Science: Supports and enhances literacy and listening skills necessary for success in the content area of science. Guiding the course are the five basic WIDA Standards with particular emphasis on vocabulary, speaking, listening and reading skills in science. Addresses all five WIDA Standards. The suggested proficiency level is CPL 2-3.
    • Writers' Workshop: Writing for bilingual students
    • ESOL 1, 2, or 3: Refer to the descriptors for the corresponding GPS driven course offered by the district. This course follows the aligned GPS course with differentiation and appropriate teaching strategies for ELL learners.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Content area knowledge
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Incorporates technology within the classroom
  • Ability to develop good rapport with ESL students.


Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in English Education, Social Studies Education, or comparable Education program; Master's Degree preferred
  • Three (3) years minimum teaching at the middle, secondary, or tertiary levels.
  • Experience working with youth in out-of-school academic programs and/or facilitating out-of-school programming is preferred
  • Valid GA Professional Teaching Certificate


Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcripts

Special Instructions to Applicants: If you received any graduate degrees from an institution outside the United States, you must provide a foreign course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Find a full list of NACES members at http://www.naces.org/members.htm.

Please submit contact information for three professional references.

Employer Information: All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.


The University of North Georgia is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified applicants without discrimination at the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or handicap as a matter of college policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws.

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