Summer 2024 Adjunct Faculty SPED 492-01/592-01

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7236692 (Ref.No. 5182544)
Posted: April 16, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: Apr 10, 2024

Description:Per course adjunct faculty for the Special Education program's course, SPED 492-01/592-01.

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.

SPED 492-01 SPED 592 01 3 Units) Best Practices for Education Specialist: Introduction to Assessment, Curriculum and Case Management

In person - Moraga, CA campus, Tues and Thurs 4:30PM - 8:20PM on 7/9, 7/11, 7/16, 7/18. 7/23, 7/25, 7/30, 8/1, 8/6, 8/8.

This course provides an introduction to assessment, curriculum and instruction, and case management of Individualized Education Program (IEP). Candidates will also gain knowledge and skills related to the teaching of reading (standard 9), teaching English learners (standard 10), curriculum and instruction for students with disabilities (Standard 13), and the broad range of services delivery options in K-12 public schools.


  • 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 pedagogy for the atypical learner (e.g. Universal Design for Learning, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support)

  • 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 assessment, curriculum (especially for atypical learners) and Individual Education Program development and case management

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