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Master Teacher (Four Positions)

Palomar College
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 1, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Master Teacher (Four Positions)
Department: Early Childhood Education Lab School
Palomar College

Date Opened: 11/29/2022
Close Date: 1/9/2023

Primary Function:
Maintains responsibility for an assigned classroom. Plans and implements curriculum; assesses progress and development of children assigned to classroom; meets with parents to discuss children's progress; in absence of Site Supervisor, arranges for substitute Teachers, Associate Teachers, Assistant Teachers and short-term or student workers as needed.

Salary: $4,476.20 [D1] - $4,843.27 [D]Initial salary grade placement depends upon education and experience as indicated in the Minimum Qualifications section of the posting.

Benefits: In addition​ to a competitive compensation structure, Palomar College​ also offers an extremely generous benefits package.
  • Fully paid ​HMO medical, ​HMO dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents (additional buy up options available)
  • Vacation, sick leave and paid holidays
  • $80,000 life​/accident insurance policy (additional buy up options available)
  • Long-term care insurance
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) - Free counseling, financial, legal, personal and professional development resources
  • Additional buy up options available for other voluntary insurance benefits
  • Enrollment in CalSTRS (California State Teachers Retirement System)

The estimated maximum value of this employer-paid benefits​ package is approximately $33,260 annually.

Minimum Qualifications:
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

Required to qualify for Grade D1:
  • Experience: At least 350 days (three or more hours per day within four years) in a childcare setting AND
  • Education: One of the following options:
    1. An associate’s degree in child development, early childhood education or a related field from an accredited college or university with at least 24 units of early childhood education/child development including child growth and development; child, family and community; at least one program/curriculum class; six specialization units; and two adult supervision units; OR
    2. A bachelor’s degree or higher in any discipline with at least 12 units in child development or early childhood education from an accredited college or university, plus 3 units of supervised field experience in a child development/early childhood education setting.

Required to qualify for Grade D:
  • Experience: Two years of experience teaching in a childcare setting AND
  • Education: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in child development, early childhood education, or a related field with at least 24 units of early childhood education/child development including child growth and development; child, family and community; at least one program/curriculum class; six specialization units; and two adult supervision units.

• For work experience, a “year” is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months.
• All unit requirements listed above are semester units. All coursework must be completed with a grade of C or better.
• Only coursework completed at, and degrees awarded by, accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education will be considered as satisfying the minimum qualifications. Coursework and degrees that are completed outside of the United States are required to have transcripts evaluated (evaluation to U.S. equivalency and a course by course analysis) by an appropriate U.S. credentials evaluation service. For a list of credentials evaluation agencies accepted by Palomar College, visit the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Services (NACES) website at, or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE) website at

Diversity Statement: Palomar College serves over 30,000 students from a variety of backgrounds and we are proud to be a Hispanic Serving Institution. Our student body is rich in its diversity. Click here to see a quick overview of our student demographics on our recent Student Fact Sheet.

Palomar College is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, access and antiracism. We are dedicated to empowering students to succeed and are guided by our core values; some of which are the following:
  • Access - We make education possible for everyone.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - We recognize and respect diversity, seek to foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, and strive to address inequities.
    All positions require cultural competency which includes the sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff.

    To Apply: Visit for full details and required application materials.

    About the District:
    Palomar College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive, two-year community college that serves the greater North San Diego County region. Palomar College offers over 200 associate degrees and certificate programs to approximately 25,000 full- and part-time students. A favorite in the community among local institutions of higher education, the College is recognized as one of the top 100 Colleges and Universities in the nation for serving Hispanic students. Palomar College is just 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean and 30 miles away from all of the exciting cultural activities that San Diego has to offer.

    Palomar College is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).


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