Posted: October 26, 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 both the racial and other social injustices perpetuated by schools, as well as the often-ignored strengths of urban communities and families. Our aim is to cultivate 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/literacy education or related field with qualifying experience) to teach literacy methods courses for pre-service elementary teachers during spring 2018 semester (January 8-April 30). We have three possible literacy courses open for teaching:
- The first is a literacy methods course that focuses on methods for literacy instruction for grades K-2. This course is offered once a week. The course is Wednesday with flexibility between being run in the morning (9:00-12:00) or afternoon (1:00-4:00).
- The second is a literacy methods course that focuses on methods for literacy instruction for grades 3-6. This course is offered once a week. The course is Monday morning from 9:00-12:00.
- The third literacy course focuses on examining critical literacy as a way to help develop students' language and concepts for discussing significant social and political ideas in response to literature. This course is offered all day one day a week for the first 6 weeks of the semester (January 8-February 19). We have two sections of this course. The first section is 9:00-4:00 Tuesday. The second section is 9:00-4:00 Wednesday.