Posted: October 31, 2017
IUPUI’s elementary teacher education program is designed to produce critically conscious teachers who can successfully teach in urban communities. Program faculty collaborate with local urban schools to develop partnerships that offer critical clinical experiences from the beginning of the four semester program through student teaching. These experiences are intentionally designed to explore the racial and other social injustices perpetuated in schools, as well as the often-ignored strengths of urban communities and families. Our aim is to produce teachers who can challenge these inequities and teach for social justice in urban schools.
Within this context, IUPUI is looking for an experienced elementary educator (masters degree or PhD. in elementary/social studies education or related field with qualifying experience) to teach a social studies methods course for pre-service elementary teachers during spring 2018 semester. It is taught one full day a week for the first six weeks of the semester. We have two open sections: one section meets all day Tuesday and the other meets all day Thursday. The course focuses on how pre-service teachers can use social studies to raise elementary grade students’ consciousness about social issues—connecting current social issues with past historical realities. Please contact Erik Tillema at firstname.lastname@example.org or (317) 274-6821 if you are interested.