Position Summary: Part time faculty pool position to teach on a term-by-term basis. This appointment may be reviewed for renewal or transition to a contracted position.
Position Duties: 100% Teaching and Instruction. Will be responsible for holding up to three office hours each week to assist students with coursework and answer questions regarding curriculum. Will be required to report student learning outcome tracking.
- M.S. or M.A. in Sociology
- Evidence of excellence in teaching or the potential for excellence in teaching Child and Adolescent Development to an energetic, art-focused, diverse student body.
- Teaching experience at the college/university level.
- PhD in Early Childhood Development, Health & Human Development, Child & Adolescent Development, Psychology with an emphasis in Child & Adolescent Development, or related degree.
- Demonstrable ability to relate concepts to real world scenarios.
Course Description: Students engage in an exploration of child and adolescent growth and development and the application of this knowledge to working with children of differing ages, abilities, cultures, and interests in learning environments.
Student Learning Objectives:
- Analyze major developmental stages, milestones, and processes for K-12 aged children in the areas of physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language development.
- Identify how cultural, economic, political, and historical contexts influence children’s development.
- Explain how various theoretical frameworks relate to the study of human development.
- Differentiate characteristics of typical and atypical development at various stages and how these may impact learning.
- Explain the importance of the early years and the interaction between maturational processes and social/environmental factors and the effects on various areas of development.
- Apply developmental theory to the analysis of child observations, surveys, and/or interviews using investigative research methodologies.