Child Development Lab Teacher

Denton, TX
Sep 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Requisition Number

Job Title
Child Development Lab Teacher

Official Title
Child Development Lab Teacher

Position Number

Child Development Laboratory - 132700


Is this an internal posting only?

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday; 7:30am-1:00pm or 12:00p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Department Overview
The Child Development Laboratory in the College of Education is a preschool program for young children using best practices based on established quality standards and research in the field. The program supports the education, training, development, and research efforts of UNT students and faculty while offering excellent learning experiences to the children of the families it serves.

Job Description
* This position is a part-time, benefits eligible position.

The College of Education Child Development Laboratory at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a Master Teacher to join our team. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

* Model effective teaching behaviors while serving as head teacher in a developmentally appropriate preschool classroom.
* Provide support and supervision for university student observers and practicum students.
* Maintain compliance with licensing standards and designated vendor status.
* Design a classroom environment that includes all components of best practices in the early childhood field.
* Plan family activities and after-school functions in collaboration with the director.

List of Key Activities:
* Organize and manage an appropriate preschool environment, indoors and outdoors.
* Plan and carry out effective curriculum, based on the individual needs of children.
* Use effective guidance strategies, including modeling, offering choices, open-ended questioning, and re-direction, setting limits.
* Use material and human resources effectively.
* Support parents in their endeavors with their children, including after-school events.
* Collaborate with other staff, university faculty, student teachers and agencies that partner with the program.
* Oversees EDEC 4243 university students during scheduled placement times.
* Schedules and evaluates (3) EDEC 4243 small group lessons.
* Observes safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed, including scheduled safety drills.
* Adheres to and fosters high standards of ethical conduct, compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and appropriate financial oversight and controls.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor's Degree in special education, applied behavior analysis, early childhood, child
development, play therapy, child psychology or other major related to children and adolescents; and one year of early childhood program teaching experience. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required:

* Ability to write lesson plans and organize a preschool classroom.
* Ability to work with children, parents and other stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

* At least six months in a program for young children (birth through 6), which may include student teaching activities

* Degree in early childhood, child development, or other major related to teaching young children

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required for successful performance:

* Understanding and experience of developmentally appropriate practice.
* Good written and oral communication skills.
* Ability to nurture young children, with patience, positive outlook, responsibility and cooperation, all essential qualities.

Special Instructions to Applicants
* This position is a part-time, benefits eligible position.

Applicants must submit a resume with their online application.

Is this a security sensitive position?

Driving a University Vehicle?

Job Open Date

Job Close Date
Open Until Filled

Pay Rate
Salary commensurate with experience

Pay Basis

Job Type
Part-time Permanent

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