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Adult Educator – GED & ESL – Metropolitan Correctional - Part Time

City Colleges of Chicago
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 13, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Other Education, Teacher Education, Humanities, English as a Second Language, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Adult & Continuing Education Programs
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Part Time
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Malcolm X College is looking for an Adult Educator to join the Adult Education Team to teach General Education Development (GED) and English as a Second Language (ESL) courses at Metropolitan Correctional Center. The courses are scheduled Monday through Thursday in the morning.

The City Colleges of Chicago Adult Education programs provide open access for learners from diverse backgrounds that deliver high-quality education to prepare students to transition successfully into college, career pathways, the workforce and/or to meet personal goals as lifelong learners. In collaboration with community partners, the City Colleges of Chicago Adult Education program provides students with supporting services to meet their social, emotional and academic needs, leading to economic mobility. ​

The mission of Malcolm X College is to provide accessible liberal arts and health-focused education that fosters personal and professional achievement. To fulfill this mission, we focus on the following core values: accountability, community, diversity, empowerment, learning, and respect.

NOTE: This position is for an Adult Educator who will be teaching in-person GED and ESL classes at Metropolitan Correctional Center. Experience teaching adults in a correctional facility is strongly preferred.


  • Develops class syllabi & appropriate class materials & curriculum for class instruction.
  • Takes attendance & monitors class enrollment.
  • Evaluates student progress & extra instruction needs; refers students to tutoring as needed.
  • Administers progress tests to students & assigns grade based on test results.
  • Prepares reports to senior management regarding test scores, student participation & student progress.
  • Keeps abreast of state rules & regulations regarding Adult Education policies.
  • Stays abreast of pedagogy of teaching & adjusts teaching methods accordingly.
  • Attends regular staff meetings with Adult Education Managers & Adult Education Coordinators to received information regarding program policies & procedures.
  • Assists with program registration.
  • Participates in staff development programs as required.
  • Performs related duties as required.
  • To provide instruction to students enrolled in Adult Education Program at the City Colleges of Chicago in areas such as Adult Base Education (ABE) & Adult Secondary Education (ASE).


  • A Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university/college in a discipline appropriate to the instructional subject, preferably English, Mathematics, Reading, Elementary or Secondary Education, Social Science, Science, History, ABE/GED Education, TESOL and/or Education required.
  • A Master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited university/college in Curriculum and Instruction, Teaching, Reading, Mathematics, Educational Policy, Literacy Studies, Adult Education, TESOL, Secondary Education or Elementary Education preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching English language learners required.
  • Submitted sample lesson plans, syllabi and/or teaching portfolio that reflect skills in area(s) of instruction, including computer literacy and adult learning practices.
  • Knowledge of current adult education classroom assessment techniques.
  • Passed the GED practice examination and/or ISBE/CPS certification examination for the subject area assigned to teach.
  • References and work experience contacts verified, including instructional experience with adults, with at least one of the following:
    • K-12 certification
    • Verified significant instructional experience with adults or other discipline related experience
    • 15 graduate hours or more in the discipline that they will be teaching
    • Current enrollment in a subject appropriate, master’s degree program at an accredited university/college.

Unofficial transcripts are required at the time of interview. Official transcripts are required prior to any offers of employment.

For the second time in three years, Malcolm X College was selected as a Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges award winner! The award is given by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD), a membership organization committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching and leadership at community and technical colleges, and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, a leading academic publication.

MXC was recognized for its best-in-class student and staff recruitment and retention practices, inclusive learning and working environments, and meaningful community service and engagement opportunities.

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Thank you for your interest in City Colleges of Chicago.

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