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Job Title
Teacher, Child Development

FLSA Status

Posted Salary Range
Commensurate with experience.

Employment Status
Full Time

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Job Summary

The incumbent, under the general supervision of the Director, Child Development Learning Center ( CDLC ), plans and teaches young children while furthering the student training and research needs of the CDLC .

Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of early childhood education
  • Knowledge of Mississippi Licensing Standards for Day Care Centers
  • Demonstration of patience, compassion, attitude and disposition toward working with children and their families
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and time management skills
  • Emotional maturity
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Flexibility in receiving assignments or adapting to program changes
Essential Job Functions
  • Ensures safety of each child, whether in the classroom or outside, in compliance with State regulations and university policy
  • Designs developmentally appropriate activities for children based on developmental needs and established goals
  • Organizes and leads activities designed to promote physical, mental and social development
  • Identification of suitable teaching material and resources for children to explore, manipulate and use both in learning activities and in imaginative play
  • Provides basic care and care-giving activities
  • Uses a wide range of teaching methods to enhance the child abilities
  • Observes and conducts developmental assessment, both formal and informal, of each child in the classroom
  • Maintains constant communication with parents to provide updates on child’s learning, curriculum and to provide resources to enhance children’s learning and development
  • Identification of behavioral, developmental or health problems, and implementation of need-based remedial activities
  • Adherence with teaching standards and safety regulations as established by State and National Child Care Regulations
  • Maintains student records and provide reports as required
  • Supervises, trains, evaluates and plans assignments for student trainees and field placement students
  • Maintains ethical code of conduct in compliance with the NAEYC and FERPA
  • Other related duties as assigned.
  • Undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or closely related field from a regionally accredited program

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or closely related field from a regionally accredited program.
  • Three (3) years’ experience as a childcare/daycare teacher
Licensing and Certifications
  • Current First Aid and CPR Certification
  • Current Criminal Record Clearance with the Child Abuse Index, Check, Sex Offender Registry, and drug screen clearance
  • Health and Tuberculosis (TB) test clearances
Physical Requirements

Work in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas

Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds

Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds

Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds

Heavy Work - Exerting 50-100 pounds

Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds


Extended Work Hours

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Number of Vacancies


Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

EEO Statement

Alcorn State University

Equal Employment Opportunity and Notice of Non-Discrimination
Alcorn State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Alcorn State University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

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Excellent Benefits Package

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Letter of Recommendation (Professional)
  4. Unofficial Transcripts
  5. Letter of Recommendation (Personal)
  6. Letter of Recommendation (Professional or Personal)
Optional Documents


 Alcorn State University

A great educational choice, Alcorn State University in Mississippi is a place of purpose, history, and discovery, and the nation's oldest, land-grant HBCU

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