Adjunct Assistant Professor in Guided Practice (Mild/Moderate) Disabilities

University of Southern California Rossier School of Education

Adjunct Assistant Professor: MAT Program - EDUC 577: Guided Practice (Mild/Moderate) Disabilities

MAT Program Faculty Los Angeles, California

The mission of the USC Rossier School of Education is to prepare leaders to achieve educational equity through practice, research and policy. We work to improve learning opportunities and outcomes in urban settings and to address disparities that affect historically marginalized groups. We teach our students to value and respect the cultural context of the communities in which they work and to interrogate the systems of power that shape policies and practices. Through innovative thinking and research, we strive to solve the most intractable educational problems.

USC Rossier School of Education seeks applicants for a Part-Time Faculty Instructor or Adjunct Faculty Instructor to teach a graduate level online course, EDUC 577: Guided Practice (Mild/Moderate) Disabilities, 3-units. Applicants with a deep understanding of curriculum and instruction (pedagogy) affecting teaching and learning across disciplines, all grade levels, and different social contexts of schooling are especially encouraged to apply. In addition, we are seeking applicants with experience working with students with special needs. Experience and expertise in development and implementation of Individual Education Programs (IEPs), behavior intervention plans, and individual transition plans for students with special needs is required. The understandings of the theories and research related to curriculum design and instructional models is a prerequisite to the development of professionalism and prospective teachers’ abilities to implement and advocate for appropriate practices responsive to needs, interests, abilities of grades K-12 students in all educational settings. The explicit knowledge of curriculum designs and instructional models is intended to provide the foundation to assist educators in becoming “teacher leaders” within the classroom, school, district, and community/state/federal context. Reporting to the Course Coordinator of the course, the Part-Time or Adjunct Faculty Instructor is responsible for learning and implementing the course curriculum, attending regularly scheduled weekly faculty meetings, providing daily/weekly communication to students, offering regularly scheduled office hours, and complying with program-level operations requests, school-level policies, and university-level guidelines. Required Qualifications: • Education: Masters Degree in Education related field and Education Specialist (Mild/Moderate) Teaching Credential. • Experience: 3-5 years experience as a K-12 special education teacher. Desirable Qualifications: • Education: Doctorate in Education (EdD) and Education Specialist (Mild/Moderate) teaching credential. • Experience: 3-5 years experience as a K-12 special education teacher, especially those serving underserved high needs populations in urban areas. • Technology: Zoom Platform; Moodle-based learning management systems; MS Office software; Google Apps (esp., Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Docs, and Gmail).

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting uschr@usc.edu.

Minimum education required: Masters Degree Preferred education: EdD or PhD

REQ20095908 Posted Date: 12/16/2020