PreKindergarten TeacherSchool/Division:School of Education/UPK ProgramOffice:Teaching, Learning, TechnologyFull-Time or Part-Time:Part-TimeAbout HofstraHofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.Description:Eight (8) Prekindergarten Teachers will work 25 hours per week in a Universal Prekindergarten program, teaching children in collaboration with Hofstra’s School of Education and a Long Island Public School District. The Position is a 10 month position (August 26, 2019 - June 30, 2020). Successful candidates will be drawn from Hofstra Early Childhood Education Program graduates who hold NYS Early Childhood Teacher Certification (Birth-Grade 6) and will receive mentoring during their teaching year.
Responsibilities include: coordinate with Hofstra University faculty to plan and implement a play-based children’s program that values quality teacher interaction and discourse in a curriculum rich environment. Teachers will promote and support development of children’s learning, confidence, curiosity and creativity as well as children’s self-control communication and meaning-making while meeting NYS PreK Foundation for the Common Core standards. The teachers will develop materials and curriculum themes and maintain a classroom environment that is clean, safe, stimulating, well organized and appropriate for young children. Teachers are also expected to familiarize themselves with school procedures as well as safety/emergency practices. Successful candidates are expected to attend pre-service and post service meetings, regularly scheduled staff meetings, and parent meetings both at the school site and on the Hofstra campus. Reflective activities will be expected. Persons hired for this position will maintain children’s records, submit records as directed and plan and implement activities that will aid all development domains and document children’s physical, social, emotional and cognitive development through authentic and research-based assessments as well as ongoing observation. Home-school communication and sensitivity to cultural differences will be expected and all activities will be mentored on site as well as through other communication.
Salary will be $23.50 per hour for 5 hours per day.
Qualifications:Applicants must have completed a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree from Hofstra University’s School of Education in Early Childhood Education and hold NYS Early Childhood Teacher Certification, Grades Birth-Grade 2. Applicants are expected to demonstrate knowledge, skills and dispositions required for working cooperatively in a mentored position with supervisors, colleagues and parents and demonstrate the ability to work with young children in a developmentally appropriate yet challenging manner. Application Instructions:For consideration, please email a cover letter, a resume, a transcript and 2 letters of references to Professor Bonnie Epstein at [email protected]Voluntary Self-IdentificationAll applicants are invited to complete the three (3) voluntary self-identification formsDeadline:open until filledDate Posted: 07/09/2019Posting Number: 897117-19