: 01-50-5086-MS ReadingLocations:
: Longmeadow, MAPosted:
: Apr 22, 2022Closes:
: Open Until FilledType:
: AdjunctPosition ID:
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When Bay Path opened its doors to students 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.
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- Position Code: ADJOL
- Job Type: Part-time Adjunct
- Type of class: Online
- Class level: Graduate
- Date class is scheduled to begin: October 24, 2022-February 25, 2023
- Class schedule: Thursday evening online class meetings
- Duration of class: 17 weeks
- Zoom Class Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Course Description: RDG 538 Language Disorders and Literacy
This course explores the components of typical and atypical language development. Instruction will focus on the different aspects of language, including, phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics. In addition, time will be spent on exploring the behavioral manifestations associated with language disorders and the influence on academic performance, including written language skills and the relationship to reading/writing instruction. The communication disorders of childhood and adolescents are associated with personal, social, academic, and life-long learning and adaptation challenges. This course will consider these disorders differentiating between speech and language disorders, especially as manifested during the school years. A special emphasis in this course will be given to developmental language disorders (specific language disorder; language literacy disorders: language learning disorders). Recent evidence suggests that children with developmental language disorders are at high risk for educational difficulties, including the development and use of reading and writing. For these children, academic vulnerability results from the lifelong need to acquire language, to learn with language, and to apply language knowledge for academic, social, and personal development. This course will consider the development of language in school age children, examine relevant developmental theories, describe what is known about the language disorders of school age children, and reflect upon the educational implications. Frameworks are presented that can lead to problem solving and intervention in the classroom.
Degree requirements for position:
- At least a Masters or advance degree in reading and writing
- Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP)
- A deep understanding and background in the science of reading
Previous teaching experience:
- Speech-Language Clinical Experience and Teaching Experience in Grades PreK-12 is required.
- Know the content and principles of instruction for multisensory, structured language teaching
- Understand the difference between disciplinary literacy and content related reading
- Differentiate instruction for a diverse group of learners
- Understand of Response to Intervention (RTI) and Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) in at the elementary and middle school levels,
- Know theories, practices, and programs for teaching reading and spelling skills at the word level
- Understand the role of phonological processing, phonemic awareness, phonics on literacy development
- Know the history and nature of English orthography and morphology as its relation to language instruction
- Select and use the appropriate programs, and materials for reading, spelling and writing instruction
- Analyze published research, assessing the quality of the work and evaluating its scientific rigor
- Administer, score, and interpret formal and informal tests of reading, spelling, and written language
- Understand second language acquisition, English-language dialects, and their relationship to reading and spelling and writing instruction
- Know the relationships between word recognition, reading fluency, text, text structure and reading comprehension
- Know the relationship between cognitive abilities, oral language development and meta-cognitive skills, and reading comprehension
- Teach vocabulary with the knowledge of the importance of vocabulary to writing
- Provide strategies to improve fluency
- Understand sentence structure and paragraph structure
- Understand the various genres/text structures for writing for instruction and the stages of writing development
- Know the importance of teaching handwriting,
- Understand the relationship between language development and teaching reading and writing to students with language disorders
- Understand the major disorders of language: comprehension (including auditory processing), production, and use of language
- Understand issues that affect students with developmental language disorders, e.g., executive functioning, working memory, and self-regulation
- Conduct a needs assessment that determines the current state of literacy in a district or school
- Design measurable improvement goals and actions steps for achieving goals in a district or school
- The candidate responsibilities may include advising students, supporting student recruitment efforts, providing service to the graduate program, department, university, and the professional community, demonstrating commitment towards diversity, equity, and inclusion, other duties as assigned.
Other Qualifications and Requirements:
- Provide exceptional service in all responsibilities and interactions demonstrating versatility in handling people and situations
- Adapt willingly and quickly to changing priorities, responsibilities, and students needs and expectations; anticipate and identify students' needs
- Demonstrated ability to recognize, appreciate, and serve diverse populations, special needs, and others
- Communicate, cooperate and collaborate well with others
- Willingly assists in various responsibilities as appropriate
- Develop and nurture an effective, productive, and respectful rapport and working relationship with students and reading faculty
- Demonstrate strong interpersonal and organizational skills, a sense of humor, flexibility, and creativity
- Demonstrate strong written, telephone, and electronic communication skills
- Communicate information clearly and concisely and listen well to others
- Maintain a high level of accuracy, consistently reviewing work to detect errors, oversights, or omissions
- Take immediate action when necessary assuming initiative for creative problem solving
- Demonstrate creativity and high energy
- Accomplish tasks with follow through to completion
- Adapt willingly and quickly to changing priorities, responsibilities, and functions within the program or position
- Must possess an aptitude for using Zoom and Canvas Learning Management System
- Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures.
- Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
- Should be committed to a culture of diversity, equity, respect and inclusion.
- General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose, and goals and the role this position plays in achieving those goals.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Bay Path University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures equity, 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.
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.
Bay Path University is a smoke and tobacco-free community.
All offers of employment are contingent on satisfactory background checking.
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