Elementary Teacher Educator
Evergreen State College - Olympia, WA

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Elementary Teacher Educator - 2013-15

This is a full time faculty position in our Master in Teaching Program for the 2013 to 2015 academic years. Ideally, the successful candidate will be hired on a two-year contract, however, well-qualified applicants available for only one year will be seriously considered. The MiT program for pre-service teachers is a two-year program that awards successful teacher candidates with a master’s degree and a recommendation for certification. Evergreen’s approach to teacher education is founded on social justice and democratic principles of education. Building on a socio-constructivist philosophy of learning, MiT candidates engage in reflective practices by closely examining K-12 student learning to inform instruction. While the MiT program is informed by state and national competencies for teaching endorsements, faculty members enjoy freedom to determine the pace, emphasis, classroom strategies and modes of assessments in the programs they teach.

The Evergreen State College seeks an individual who is passionate and knowledgeable about elementary education in general, teacher preparation, and preferably K-8 science education. We are interested in candidates who have the knowledge and skills to help pre-service teachers become excited teaching the range of content areas involved in elementary education. This person must be able to prepare teacher candidates to use assessment of students’ knowledge, skills, and family and linguistic backgrounds to support effective instruction. We are interested in candidates who have a strong commitment to social justice, issues of equity and access in education, and interdisciplinary learning as it applies to a teacher preparation program.

The successful applicant will collaborate with two other faculty members to design and teach all components of the program, which includes teacher candidates seeking certification from kindergarten to high school across a range of content areas.

Applicants must have a background in teacher education and/or professional development for teachers; experience as a public school teacher; and knowledge of the impact of culture, ethnicity, and race on how learners approach, understand, and have access to content and learning processes across content areas. In addition, applicants must be prepared to support teacher candidates with review and critique of master’s level educational research papers.

We encourage individuals to apply who have had experience teaching and/or working with students from underrepresented populations.

For additional information on our master in teaching program.

Review of complete applications begins February 28, 2013 and will continue until finalists are selected .
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Minimum Qualifications:
Professional development teaching experience or college teaching experience, specifically with practicing or pre-service teachers;

An advanced degree (M.Ed., MIT, Ph.D., Ed.D., or equivalent) in education or a related field;

Professional experience promoting educational equity;

K-8 teaching experience in pubic schools; and

Interest in interdisciplinary teaching or interdisciplinary research.

Preferred Qualifications:
K-8 science teaching experience, including use of appropriate technologies;

Undergraduate or Masters degree in science or science education, or equivalent science background;

Experience teaching underrepresented student populations in K-6;

Understanding of the needs of English Language Learners;

Background in supporting teacher leadership; and

Experience designing, developing and facilitating professional learning opportunities for teachers of science K-8.

Review of complete applications begins February 28, 2013. We will continue to accept applications until finalists are selected. Salary for all positions is based on experience and degrees. We do not offer relocation expenses for our adjunct faculty positions.

To Apply:
Submit the following information on our online application, link is above:

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Submit the following items as an attachment(s) with an email or mail :

A letter of interest (approximately 2-3 pages) that explicitly addresses your qualifications for the position and how your experiences have prepared you to teach within Evergreen's MiT Conceptual Framework .

Curriculum Vitae or resume that includes a listing/description of any professional development or college coursework you have taught for in-service or pre-service teachers.

A syllabus, workshop plan, or detailed lesson plan (along with accompanying instructional materials) that demonstrates your experience with and preparation for working with practicing or pre-service teachers.

Names of three references – include address, telephone number and email address.

In addition, candidates are welcome—but not required—to include with their application:

A sample of your professional writing.


The College reserves the right to extend searches or not offer positions advertised. As a condition of employment, persons hired must provide proof of identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of beginning work. All position offers are contingent on funding. Persons with disabilities can receive accommodations in the hiring process by contacting the Faculty Hiring Coordinator. The Evergreen State College is an equal opportunity employer.

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