Adjunct Professor: Teaching and Assessing Students with Severe Disabilities (SPE 531-30)

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When Bay Path opened its doors to students in downtown Springfield, MA in 1897, it had a very clear goal: to provide a practical, affordable, and career-oriented education to meet the needs of companies, organizations, and communities. From the beginning, Bay Path prided itself on being entrepreneurial, constantly pushing the boundaries of the academic experience to fit the student. To start them on the road of success. We still do.

Today, that spirit and philosophy is more important than ever in higher education. At Bay Path, it's not just the number and breadth of undergraduate and graduate programs that defines us-and we have many-but it is our ability to connect the classroom to learning to leadership to experience to career that is at the core of what we do best. We know the work that needs to be done.

Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and is a member of the Women's College Coalition. With a main campus in Longmeadow, MA and four satellite locations, (East Longmeadow, Sturbridge, Concord, Springfield), Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates.

We're committed to preparing our students to navigate a constantly changing world. Whether it is one of our innovative academic programs, groundbreaking online learning platform, or through our Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders initiative, we educate our students in ways that will help them to grow, learn to adapt, and always to flourish. Be part of the change.

We invite you to visit our website at where you can learn more about Bay Path University.

Job Description:

  • Position Code:  ADJFC
  • Job Type: Part-time Adjunct
  • Type of class: On Ground
  • Class level:  Graduate
  • Date class is scheduled to begin: Semester runs from 2/18/18 to 6/23/18
  • Class schedule: Weekends: Fridays 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM & Saturdays 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (March 9th, 10th, April 27th, 28th, June 1st, 2nd) with online component
  • Duration of class: 3 credit hours
  • Time of class: Fridays 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM & Saturdays 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (March 9th, 10th, April 27th, 28th, June 1st, 2nd) with online component
  • Location:  Concord, MA

Teachers of students with severe disabilities must be current in the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks grade level curriculum, instructional methods, assessment strategies, service delivery models, skills curricula, interdisciplinary approaches to education and applied research findings in order to affect positive behavior change in their students and understand ways to prepare and maintain students in general education. This course has been designed to review definitions, etiologies, and characteristics of severely disabling conditions; theories of language development; preparing, implementing, and evaluating IEPs; theories, concepts, and methods of assessing children and adolescents; current state - of - the art educational, service delivery, advocacy and techniques for developing skills designed to facilitate placement in least restrictive environments; working with parents and families, augmentative and assistive technologies; designing and modifying curriculum and instructional materials; and research issues that influence the quality of life of this most challenging population in the areas of curriculum and assessment, including vocational, work study, and transitioning options.


  • Masters degree or equivalent required.
  • Severe teaching experience and previous higher education teaching experience (3 years min.) required.
  • Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Should be committed to a culture of diversity, respect and inclusion.
  • General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose, and goals and the role this position plays in achieving those goals.

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Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Bay Path University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community.

Application Instructions:

Applicants for this position should attach a cover letter resume / curriculum vitae, the contact information for four (4) professional, work related references and any other relevant information pertaining to this position and your candidacy.  Please apply online.  Faxes and emails will not be accepted. 

Bay Path University is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and learning in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women and all underrepresented backgrounds.  An Equal Opportunity Employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff. 




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Posted: 12/8/2017
Application Due: 12/8/2018
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