Fall 2020 Adjunct Faculty SSTE 350-01

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7068144 (Ref.No. 1964956)
Posted: July 23, 2020
Application Deadline: August 10, 2020

Job Description

Fall 2020 Adjunct Faculty SSTE 350-01

Location: Moraga, CA

Open Date: Jul 22, 2020

Deadline: Aug 10, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Per course adjunct faculty for the Single Subject Teaching Credential program's course, SSTE 350-01.

Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation, and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning, and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.


SSTE 350-01 - Humanizing Education Methods (Subject Matter Instructors)

Online: September 1, 2020 - December 8, 2020, Tuesday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Teachers are called to make curricular decisions crucial to the development of the young, the progress of our communities, and the state of our democracy. Teaching is a political act, one informed by critical dialogue and compassion. In this class, teacher candidates learn to teach responsively, drawing from an assets-based and community cultural wealth-oriented stance. This course centers on the ideas that teaching should be


culturally enriched,

aligned to curriculum standards,

infused with content knowledge,

enlivened by real world applications and active learning,

and developmentally appropriate.

In this class, teacher candidates will be challenged as intellectuals and as critically reflective practitioners. Teaching and learning is a practice of liberation and a practice of humanization. This course is designed to help potential teachers develop the knowledge, skills, and strategies necessary to implement effective programs for all students. They learn unit design, lesson planning, how to integrate complex instruction, approaches to establishing a productive classroom community, elements of formative and summative assessment, how to alter teaching through reflection and to involve students in their own learning through self-reflection, how to learn from community partners and guardians, and how to use data to drive instruction and the arts and technology to enrich curriculum.

Within the subject matter breakouts, teacher candidates are supported in the development of pedagogical content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, and content knowledge in the subject matter disciplines. Instructors in these subject matter breakout sessions will be expected to provide space within the sessions for student discussion of classroom teaching, learning, and leading strategies, restorative justice practices, and the intricacies of being a teacher within the respective disciplines. Subject matter experts should also integrate the arts and technology.

Candidates in the Single Subject Credential Program are placed at one secondary school site for a full year, gradually taking on lead teacher responsibilities. In this way, they are able to more fully see how a classroom culture and school community develops over time; they can also be more active parts of that school community.

Instructors are sought with teaching experience in the Social Sciences, Science, English, World Language and PE, among others. Selected instructors will work closely with the faculty teaching the general methods portions of the course. This course carries a 2-credit load and meets every week on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30pm.


At least four years experience teaching in a Title I secondary public school with majority students of color within the past 10 years. Subject area of expertise/credential should be specified in the resumé.

Experience teaching and utilizing the latest research-based strategies in critical pedagogy, culturally sustaining pedagogy, and/or funds of knowledge/community cultural wealth

Effectively uses multiple pedagogical strategies including: community building activities; Socratic Seminars; heterogeneous groupwork

Does not rely only on lecture and discussion-based teaching techniques in 50% of teaching

Has used alternative forms of assessment (performance, presentation, and/or multimodal) with secondary students and can guide teacher candidates in the development and use of standards-based assessments

Masters degree, preferably in Education or the Subject Matter Discipline

To complete an application:

Please submit a cover letter that details your experience as a secondary teacher or teacher educator with the core areas of the course; an updated CV/resume that specifically identifies CA subject teaching credentials; a sample of your teaching (unit plan, secondary project description, video links to student projects, etc.), and a philosophy of education statement.

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/1964956

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