Are you passionate about increasing student success in Teacher Education? Do you want to work with colleagues who are leading the national conversations on increasing retention and completion? Can you envision yourself in a challenging position and being challenged to find innovative ways to address differences in educational opportunities and outcomes for first-generation, low-income, and students of color? If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining Yakima Valley College (YVC), an innovative and equity-focused designated Hispanic Serving Institution dedicated to helping all students achieve their academic and professional goals.
Yakima Valley College seeks an innovative full-time Teacher Education Instructor, who is active and accomplished in his or her discipline, who has a record of successful teaching or related experience, and who is committed to community college students and their success. This is a full-time, special faculty (non-tenure) position, with an anticipated start date of August 2021. This position is contingent upon continued funding, with an anticipated end date of June 12, 2023. This position will serve at YVC's Grandview Campus.
Reporting to the Dean of Workforce Education, faculty will demonstrate they have actively experimented with or are professionally interested in interventions and strategies designed to close the achievement gaps for underrepresented students. The primary focus is to ensure course curricula align with the learning outcomes through the development and delivery of instruction that supports teacher candidates' ability to synthesize and apply concepts learned in their teacher preparation program courses.
The Teacher Education Instructor is grounded in the values of quality education for all children and families, with an emphasis on equity, inclusion, and social justice. Faculty will participate in curriculum design, development, and implementation for the Bachelor of Applied Science in Teacher Education (BAS-TE) in the content areas of early childhood education, elementary education, and English language. The program combines hands-on training in a residency placement in the public schools, with college-level classroom instruction aimed at creating skilled, culturally responsive, and reflective teachers.
The applicant must be able to develop equity-minded practices within an educational environment.
This position is open until filled.
- Teach BAS-TE residency and core Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education and/or EL courses with a focus on supporting populations that are culturally, linguistically, and ability-diverse and that are grounded in sound developmental theory and teaching methodology.
- Ensure a high degree of integration between the college coursework and school-based residency
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge of state certification and program requirements
- Maintain accurate student files and data records pertaining to field placements and candidate performance in field experience settings
- Evaluate BAS-TE teacher candidate's progress towards teaching competencies required by the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB)
- Build professional relationships with mentor teachers, school principals, and other school district staff
- Support BAS-TE candidates in completing the edTPA and Content Knowledge Testing
- Assist in field experiences and residency placements with accountability for students, school personnel, and field supervisors.
- Collaborate with other faculty to ensure that teacher education course experiences and field experiences align with both state competencies and best practices
- Assist field supervisors in monitoring readiness for field placement and tracking student progress in field placements
- Draw upon a strong base of disciplinary knowledge, skills, theories, issues, research, and applications to design engaging and effective learning experiences
- Analyze course assessments, evaluations, and data and engaging in continuous improvement of courses based on that analysis in order to advance student achievement of outcomes, success in subsequent courses, and impact on retention and graduation
- Continuously innovate learning experiences (campus, online, hybrid, off-site) in response to assessment and evidence/data analysis
- Ensure and maintain compliance with state standards (PESB) for teacher preparation candidates and programs as they apply to instruction
- Teach to a variety of learning styles as demonstrated in the development of course materials and assessments of student learning
- Implement outcomes-based assessment of student learning and program effectiveness
QUALIFICATIONS: KNOWLEDGE OF:
- edTPA and Content Knowledge Testing
- Professional Educator Standards Board program criteria
- Learning Management Systems (i.e. CANVAS, VIA)
- Various research-based adult learning teaching and coaching methodologies
- Handle confidential information with tact, discretion, and in compliance with FERPA compliance
- Communicate knowledge and skills in both oral and written form with students who represent a broad spectrum of ages, abilities, ethnicity, education, and cultural backgrounds
- Use a variety of technology including Microsoft Office, Video platforms, learning management systems, adobe, etc.
- Teach weekend, day, and/or evening classes
- Adapt to a variety of teaching situations, including learning communities, seminars, and other interdisciplinary approaches
- Creatively design learning experiences that extend beyond delivering content and assisting students in achieving course, program, and degree outcome
- Occasionally travel to various offsite advisory board meetings or other locations as required
- Master's degree in Early Childhood Education OR Master's degree in Education from a regionally accredited college or university
- Minimum of five years of certificated public school teaching experience with expertise in Elementary Education (social studies, arts, mathematics, science, etc.)
- Three or more years of demonstrated teaching experience in instruction at a community college or university
- Demonstrated ability to implement curriculum and deliver instruction in multiple modes of instruction (online, hybrid, and face-to-face)
- Eligibility for professional technical certification in the State of Washington
- Earned Doctorate in Education or closely related field from a regionally accredited college or university
- Previous demonstrated teaching experience in an approved Washington State educator preparation program
- Demonstrated success working on behalf of students or clients of color, from low-income backgrounds, with disabilities or other traditionally marginalized students, identifying performance and outcome gaps and developing effective strategies to address the causes of those differences, and assisting with aspirational goal setting
- Demonstrated experience in field supervision and/or mentoring of pre-service teachers
- Demonstrated knowledge and application of adult learning theories
- Demonstrated knowledge and application of current ECE/EDUC theories and practices
- Demonstrated ability to adopt teaching methods/styles that support successful learning appropriate to the student population at Yakima Valley College
- Experience or interest in using a variety of student-centered instructional and assessment techniques
- Experience or interest in curriculum development and assessment and outcomes-based learning
- Successful experience advising students, developing course material and schedules
- Demonstrated leadership skills in the workplace
- Understanding of and commitment to the community college philosophy and life-long learning
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Application Instructions:
To apply for this position you MUST submit a complete YVC Online Employment Application, and include the following REQUIRED attachments:
- A cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications of this position (a generic cover letter will not be accepted). The search committee should be able to easily “check off” each qualification asked for in the job description.
- A current resume (a resume will not substitute for the "work experience" section of the online application).
- Three (3) professional references (personal references do not count as professional)
- Unofficial transcripts for confirmation of degree and required for the fulfillment of the minimum qualifications (when applicable). The successful candidate will be required to submit official transcripts at the time of hire.
- Copy of Credentials or license as required for the fulfillment of the minimum qualifications
- Supplemental Questions - Your responses should provide examples and timelines in your education/experiences which give evidence of each claim you make (should also be reflected in your application materials).
Please note: Failure to follow the above application instructions will lead to disqualification. Please do not include any attachments other than the ones requested above. E-mailed documents will not be accepted after the closing of the recruitment or in lieu of attaching your documents to the online application.
Those applicants invited to interview may be required to complete a skills test.
Candidates will be subject to a Criminal History Background Check as a condition for consideration of employment.
"In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire."
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All positions are subject to funding.