January 2022 Adjunct Faculty SPED 290-01/290-02

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7089291 (Ref.No. 2644114)
Posted: November 16, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: Oct 14, 2021
Deadline: Nov 29, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description:Per course adjunct faculty for the Special Education program's course, SPED 290-01/290-02.

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.

SPED 290-01/SPED 290-02 - Learning and Development for the Education Specialist

January 3, 2022 - February 2, 2022, Monday and Wednesday, 4:15pm - 7:15pm

The course prepares candidates to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of typical and atypical human development from the prenatal stage through adulthood including knowledge of developmental stages and their implications for learning. Candidates will recognize the potential influence of varying cultural factors and practices on development. Candidates will demonstrate skills required to provide information to family members regarding typical developmental expectations as well as the impact of the disability on developmental progress. Candidates will demonstrate skills required to ensure that the intervention and/or instructional environment are appropriate to the student’s chronological age, developmental differences, and disability-specific needs.


  • Master's Degree in Special Education or related field

  • 5 years of experience as a mild/moderate education specialist or related position in K-12 settings

  • Knowledge of the major theories in child development

  • Knowledge of the major theories of learning

  • Knowledge of atypical development associated with various disabilities and risk conditions, resilience and protective factors, their implications for learning

  • Knowledge of how young children differ in their development and learning approaches to support the development and learning of individual children

To apply, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/96904

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