Develop, plan, implement, and evaluate developmentally appropriate classroom activities for a specific age group of children. Supervise practicum students and work with faculty from Teacher Education in the Academic component of the institute.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop, plan, implement and evaluate developmentally appropriate classroom programs for a specific age group of children.
Provide input to Associate Director regarding the hiring of classroom student employees.
Supervise assigned University practicum students and model appropriate classroom teaching practices, and complete related forms, observations, and evaluations to assess practicum student's progress.
Consult regularly with faculty from academic departments on practicum and observation experiences for EMU students.
Maintain records, monitor and report on the progress of individual children in accordance with protocol established by the Children's Institute, receiving schools, referral agencies, and sponsoring agencies.
Conduct parent-teacher conferences and home visits, and report to parents on child's adjustment and daily/periodic progress.
Supervise, train, and evaluate student employees and volunteers.
Organize and maintain a safe, attractive, and stimulating classroom learning environment.
Support policies and goals of the Children's Institute, and participate in staff meetings, in-service training sessions, and research and special projects.
Take leadership responsibility for at least one major committee or special project per academic year, to be determined by Associate Director.
Perform related Departmental duties, as required.
Knowledge of early childhood education, typically acquired through the completion of a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or related field, is required.
Michigan Elementary Teaching Certification, with Early Childhood Endorsement (ZA or ZS), is required.
Three years' early childhood teaching experience in the appropriate age group is required.
Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with very young children, parents and staff.
Since its inception, Eastern Michigan, first as a Normal School, then as a College and finally as a University, has grown and developed to respond to the ever-changing needs of society. Over the years, EMU has educated thousands of sons and daughters of Michigan, the nation, and the world. The University currently serves 23,000 students who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctora...l and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 200 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University?s Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. Eastern Michigan?s exceptional faculty, students and alumni include CEOs from major businesses; a National Student Teacher of the Year, National Teacher of the Year, numerous Fulbright Scholars and Milken Family Foundation National Educators award winners; and several Michigan Teachers of the Year.