Fall 2021 Adjunct Faculty SSTE 375-01

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7080394 (Ref.No. 2324228)
Posted: June 24, 2021
Application Deadline: July 23, 2021

Job Description

Fall 2021 Adjunct Faculty SSTE 375-01

Location: Moraga, CA

Open Date: Jun 23, 2021

Deadline: Jul 23, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Per course adjunct faculty for the Single Subject Teaching Credential program's course, SSTE 375-01.

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 375-01 - Praxis Seminar

Online: September 2, 2021 - December 9, 2021*, Thursday, 4:15pm - 7:00pm

*The class will meet in person September 2nd and December 9th.

This class builds on what students have learned in SSTE 350: Humanizing Education Methods. In this class, teacher candidates are challenged as intellectuals and as critically reflective practitioners. Teacher candidates take what they have learned and directly apply it to observation of cooperating teachers and to their own teaching practice. They are also be called to integrate what they have learned in the student-teaching placements into the methods class. The two are not separate; rather theories, principles, classroom practice, and reflection inform one another in the praxis cycle.

In this class, candidates closely observe mentor teachers in their practices of establishing classroom communities. They are challenged to learn more about students and integrate that knowledge into planning. Strengths and challenges in the teaching practice will be assessed (through review of a video recorded lesson segment and through observation by the college supervisor). Throughout the class, they will be guided through shared inquiry and reflection.

Central questions include:

How do our ideologies shape our classroom space, interactions with students, parent(s)/guardian(s), colleagues, community members, and administrators?

How can I design lessons and deliver instruction that is linguistically, culturally, and developmentally appropriate to my students?

How do I integrate guardians and community partners and their insights into classroom learning in the support of the learning of students?

How do I monitor student learning and adjust instruction while teaching?

How do I clearly communicate high expectations for student learning and classroom behavior and identify appropriate supports necessary to allow students to meet those expectations?

How do I learn about students and integrate what I learn to organize and plan curriculum?

How do I effectively engage in professional consultation and collaboration with other educators to plan for instruction?

How do we continue to practice critical self-reflection with ourselves and others to impact our pedagogical work?

How do I demonstrate professional responsibility in my educational practice, informed by integrity and ethics?

Requirements to teach this course:

Applicants must reside in California

At least four years experience teaching in a Title I secondary public school with majority students of color within the past 10 years

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

Experience with processes whereby to guide teachers in the thinking that informs their practice

Experience in the use of teleconferencing programs like Zoom or Google Hangout

Familiarity with online modalities

Masters degree, preferably in Education or the Subject Matter Discipline

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