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Elementary Education Specialist Faculty

Alder Graduate School of Education
California, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Nov 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Reporting to the Dean and working closely with the Alder GSE team to support the mission, vision, and core values of Alder GSE, the essential responsibilities of the Elementary Education Faculty include:

    Believe in and enact an asset-based, equity, and critical pedagogical approach to teacher education.  Support the development of beginning teachers who are able to combine research and practice in service of becoming scholar-practitioners.  Take a whole-child approach to education, emphasizing multiple aspects of child development and specific attention to social-emotional learning in the learning process. 
ACADEMIC PROGRAMS (faculty duties)
    Work closely with the Dean and Alder Faculty to improve the academic program through course review, faculty development, and evaluation of program inputs and achievements, specifically in their content area of expertise. Design, co-design and teach multiple Alder GSE courses (in a four-term academic year) related to elementary education, teaching, assessment, and other topics.  Commit to and embody a whole child, anti-racist, culturally relevant/sustaining, and inclusive perspective to education and teacher education that also centers and values the integration of theory and practice.  Serve as Course Lead as appropriate, guiding the work of adjunct faculty teaching the same section of the course taught by this role/content specialist faculty. Lead programming for clinical program supervisors in Elementary education. Design and lead seminar content as needed in all Alder regions in Elementary education. Serve as program supervisor as appropriate in Elementary education.


    Work closely as a member of the Alder Academic Team, accomplishing key responsibilities for program execution and improvement with P12 partners Work closely with Alder Academic Team to ensure successful work with other university partners Articulate cohesive Alder academic program core and opportunities for contextual differentiation alongside myriad Alder stakeholders Work through the four primary learning formats: seminars, online courses, course intensives, and mentor classrooms to ensure Alder realizes its mission and vision Find ways to bridge the partnership between P12 schools and the GSE to achieve the mission/vision


    Actively engage in research and contribution to the field of teacher education Work in concert with national partners to advance the field of teacher education by participating in local and national conferences and networks


    Collaborate with the Dean, Sr. Director, Directors, and all Alder faculty to implement an effective program Assume leadership of institutional and academic initiatives as appropriate Collaborate in accreditation efforts including research, writing, and committee work 


    Other Alder GSE duties as appropriate and assigned


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