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Adjunct Instructor in English Language Learning

Immediate Opening

The WW Graduate School of Teaching and Learning
The Woodrow Wilson Graduate School, in collaboration with MIT, is transforming the existing model of teacher education through a competency-based program that shifts the current focus of education from how long candidates must be taught to what they have learned and can do. It changes the emphasis in education from common, time-fixed processes—credits that must be accumulated, courses that must be completed and lengths of time students must spend in college classes—to common, time-flexible outcomes: the skills and knowledge necessary to be a successful teacher or school leader on day one.

The Graduate School’s program has three components: 1) a set of outcomes or competencies that all candidates must attain in order to earn a degree; 2) a challenge-based curriculum tied to these competencies; 3) assessment tools designed to determine candidate mastery. Teacher candidates progress through the curriculum by mastering competencies and graduate when they can demonstrate all of them. Teachers experience the challenge-based curriculum—based on real problems of practice that new teachers face—through in face-to-face meetings at the Graduate School and in clinical placements in schools. Learn more about the program at www.wwgradschool.org.

Position Overview
The adjunct instructor in English Language Learning will serve as a primary guide for teacher candidates through the Graduate School’s curricular units that involve supporting the needs of English Language Learners within math & science classes (built around the WIDA framework, in alignment with DESE’s requirements for SEI endorsement). This role involves facilitating collaborative learning experiences among small groups of teacher candidates at the Graduate School office in Cambridge, reviewing teacher candidate work, providing coaching and feedback on their performance, and holding regular office hours to support individuals or groups needing help as they work through the curriculum.

Work Hours
For the 2019-2020 school year, the anticipated coaching schedule for this role entails some individual support (coaching and evaluation) for teacher candidates wrapping up their program in the spring semester, and running a series of facilitated sessions weekly 4/13/20 – 6/10/20 (with some of the later sessions potentially offered virtually) and 6/22/20 – 7/22/20. During the academic year, preferred availability is Mondays 1-5pm or Wednesdays 4-7pm. Summer offerings have more flexibility on timing.

Qualifications and Compensation

  • Qualifications: Master’s degree, SEI endorsement, and minimum of 3-5 years ELL teaching experience (preferably at the secondary level).
  • Compensation: The Graduate School will offer hourly compensation.

To apply
Candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and three references to Catherine Kinyua (kinyua@wwgradschool.org). Please title the email “ELL instructor position.”

Selected candidates must pass a pre-employment background investigation to be hired for this position.

Adjunct Instructor in Special Education

Immediate Opening

The WW Graduate School of Teaching and Learning
The Woodrow Wilson Graduate School, in collaboration with MIT, is transforming the existing model of teacher education through a competency-based program that shifts the current focus of education from how long candidates must be taught to what they have learned and can do. It changes the emphasis in education from common, time-fixed processes—credits that must be accumulated, courses that must be completed and lengths of time students must spend in college classes—to common, time-flexible outcomes: the skills and knowledge necessary to be a successful teacher or school leader on day one.

The Graduate School’s program has three components: 1) a set of outcomes or competencies that all candidates must attain in order to earn a degree; 2) a challenge-based curriculum tied to these competencies; 3) assessment tools designed to determine candidate mastery. Teacher candidates progress through the curriculum by mastering competencies and graduate when they can demonstrate all of them. Teachers experience the challenge-based curriculum—based on real problems of practice that new teachers face—through in face-to-face meetings at the Graduate School and in clinical placements in schools. Learn more about the program at www.wwgradschool.org.

Position Overview

The adjunct instructor in Special Education will serve as a primary guide for teacher candidates through the Graduate School’s curricular units that involve supporting students with special needs (built around the framework of Universal Design for Learning). This role involves facilitating collaborative learning experiences among small groups of teacher candidates at the Graduate School office in Cambridge, reviewing teacher candidate work, providing coaching and feedback on their performance, and holding regular office hours to support individuals or groups needing help as they work through the curriculum.  

Work Hours
For the 2019-2020 school year, the anticipated coaching schedule for this role entails some individual support (coaching and evaluation) for teacher candidates wrapping up their program in the spring semester, and running a series of facilitated sessions weekly 6/22/20 – 7/22/20. The Fall 2020 schedule anticipates a primary challenge-coaching commitment mid-September through early November. Evening availability on Wednesday is preferred (4-8pm), or Monday afternoons 1pm-5pm. 

Qualifications and Compensation

  • Certification in Special Education and minimum of 3-5 years teaching experience at the secondary level. Master’s Degree in Special Education strongly preferred.
  • Compensation: The Graduate School will offer hourly compensation.

To apply
Candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and three references to Catherine Kinyua (kinyua@wwgradschool.org). Please title the email “SPED instructor position.”

Selected candidates must pass a pre-employment background investigation and degree verification to be hired for this position.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

At the WW Graduate School, we celebrate and support difference for the benefit of colleagues, teacher candidates, and the students they serve. The Graduate School is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. The WW Graduate School considers all qualified applications for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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