Spring 2021 Adjunct Faculty COUN 527-01

California, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 01, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Spring 2021 Adjunct Faculty COUN 527-01

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: Oct 1, 2020
Deadline: Oct 29, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description: Per course adjunct faculty for the Counseling program's course, COUN 527-01.

Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation, and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning, and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

COUN 527-01 - Practicum Seminar

First-year School Psychology candidates are provided the opportunity to engage in field-based activities in various areas of professional training. Specifically, candidates are provided with practica experiences in the areas of (a) collaboration and consultation, (b) wellness promotion, (c) counseling and crisis intervention, (d) individual assessment, (e) program planning and evaluation, (f) research and measurement.

Practica will occur in supervised school settings and in the accompanying seminars at Saint Mary’s College, according to specific requirements stated in Standard 25 of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).

In the second semester of the first year, a candidate will begin a School Psychology Practica and Seminar (COUN 527). Within the first few weeks of the semester a 50 hour placement in a school setting under appropriate supervision will commence. Students will act as participant observers of the many processes of both general and special education as it is implemented in schools. To this end, School Psychology candidates will “shadow” a school counselor or school psychologist, observe in classrooms, attend a Student Study Team or Response to Intervention Team meeting, attend an IEP and 504 meeting, observe assessment and identification procedures, and collaborate and consult with a teacher. A weekly 1 hour seminar is designed to support the School Psychology candidate’s school-based experience as well as personal and professional development.

More specifically, the seminar will explore through the readings, class discussion, and assignments the multifaceted role and function of the School Psychologist as a change agent.


Preference is given to instructors who are credentialed school psychologists with experience in urban k-12 schools. Faculty who teach any PPS specialization course will need to participate in public school settings at least every three years.

Familiarity with online modalities

To apply, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/79393


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