The Richard W. Riley College of Education at Winthrop University is seeking two lead teachers for the Macfeat Laboratory School.
The Macfeat Laboratory School at Winthrop University, founded in 1895, functions as a research laboratory where innovative approaches in early childhood education are investigated. As one of the longest continuously operating laboratory schools in the nation, Macfeat serves as an education site for prospective teachers and other professionals that work with young children. Macfeat strives to meet the needs of a diverse population of learners (ages 3 to 5 years in full- and half-day programs) while exploring ways to better meet the challenges of educating young children in the 21st century. Macfeat is nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
The Richard W. Riley College of Education at Winthrop University has a reputation for the preparation and advancement of highly qualified professionals for South Carolina and the country. Historically renowned in teacher preparation, Winthrop University is NCATE-accredited and has received national recognition for its clinically-based teacher preparation and partnerships with local schools. The university enjoys close proximity to Charlotte, NC, high quality local schools, and an affordable cost of living. The college is committed to building a diverse educational environment in which all students, faculty, and staff collaborate in a supportive and inclusive community. Individuals from under-represented groups or with experience working with under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.
Teach three and four-year-old children in a full-day school environment
Plan and implement innovative, individualized curriculum that actively engages students in developmentally and academically appropriate learning experiences
Supervise and assist in the professional development of graduate and undergraduate students employed by the laboratory school
Mentor university students assigned to the classroom in field experiences associated with university coursework
Meet with the laboratory school director, faculty, and staff to support school requirements such as goals setting, accreditation, curriculum, and other regulations
Establish and maintain effective communication and relationships with families to include formal conferences and ongoing student progress reports
Participate in appropriate professional development opportunities
Collaborate with Winthrop faculty on research
Other duties as assigned by the director
Employment Conditions: A 10.5-month, full-time position. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Position Availability: August 1, 2018
At least one of the following: Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, early childhood special education, elementary education, or child development; Bachelor’s degree with 36 higher education credits in early childhood, child development, elementary education, and/or early childhood special education; or Bachelor’s degree with state teacher certification and certification is reflective of the age of the children served (derived from NAEYC Accreditation Standards for Early Learning Programs)
Successful teaching experience with three-, four-, and/or five-year-olds
Knowledge and ability to communicate relevance of current issues and trends in early childhood education
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
Master’s degree in early childhood education, early childhood special education, elementary education, child development, or closely related field
Teacher licensure or certification in early childhood, early childhood special education, or elementary education
At least three to five years of successful teaching experience
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues at the department, college, university, and community levels
Knowledge of DSS childcare licensing and regulations
Accreditation experience with NAEYC
Application review will begin on January 22, 2018. Applications received after review begins may be considered if an acceptable candidate is not identified.
The following materials should be added to the online application:
A cover letter including the candidate's interest in the position, qualifications, and teaching philosophy;
Current curriculum vitae or resume;
Transcripts for college degree (unofficial acceptable for application phase);
Copy of teaching license/certification (if applicable); and
Names and contact information for three professional references.
Specific questions about this search should be directed to coesearchE@winthrop.edu
Winthrop University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Winthrop is a public, comprehensive university that is committed to be among the very best institutions of its kind in the nation. Through an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness and civic engagement, Winthrop helps students develop the knowledge, skills, and values that enrich their lives and prepare them for all the future holds.
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