Specialist - Teacher-Fixed Term
Seeking one (1) qualified candidate as a preschool teacher/child development specialist to work with children at the Michigan State University Child Development Laboratory (CDL) within the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. Successful candidates will teach in a nationally recognized, university-affiliated laboratory program for young children and teachers in training. The CDL provides parenting education/familysupport and high quality early childhood programming for children ages birth to 6 years.
Responsibilities include: functioning as a head teacher in an early childhood classroom and specialist at Michigan State University; training, supervising, and evaluating university students; and participating in professional outreach. Other duties as assigned by director.
Minimum of three years successful teaching experience as a lead teacher with preschool aged children. Experience with linguistically and culturally diverse families is desired. Experience working with children with special needs in an inclusive setting.Required Degree
Masters -Child Development or Early ChildhoodMinimum Requirements
A Master's in Child Development or Early Childhood Education or equivalent. Courses and experience equivalent to those required for the Michigan Early Childhood Endorsement. Minimum of three years successful teaching experience as a lead teacher with preschool aged children. Experience working with children with special needs in an inclusive setting.Desired Qualifications
Experience with linguistically and culturally diverse families is desired.Required Application Materials
- Letter of interest
- Teaching Philosophy
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter
Letter of interest, Teaching Philosophy, Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter required. Review of applications will begin on July 5, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.Summary of Physical Demands
Lifting 1-2 hours a day from floor and waist 42", max weight 50 lbs.Summary of Health Risks
Exposures to human blood, serum, tissue and other body fluids; and materials covered under Universal Precautions.