Part-Time Positions in the School of Education (Semester 3)

 
Published: Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012

St. Thomas University invites applications for instructors to teach the following courses in Fredericton from May 6 to June 26, 2013:

EDUC 5123D Special Topics: Native Studies Education, T, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM (1.5ch).
This session will explore a number of issues related to the teaching of Aboriginal students. These include learning styles, teaching strategies, at risk strategies, and curriculum issues. In addition, students will be exposed to the cultural traditions of the Maliseet and Mi’kmaq societies and their applications to the classroom. The final session will be organized and held at one of the First Nation schools. Elders and/or Traditionalists will be invited to share their knowledge with the students. (Maximum enrolment: 25).
Qualifications for EDUC 5123D: A PhD in Education is preferred; required MEd, BEd, and a NB teaching license (or equivalent) Level 5, along with three years recent successful experience in a public school. Knowledge of, and membership in the Maliseet and/or Mi’kmaq community is required.

EDUC 5243 Early Childhood Education, M, 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM and T, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM (3 ch).
This is an education course intended primarily for students in the elementary stream of the BEd programme. The purpose of the course is to introduce educators to contemporary thinking about and educational practice with young children. The course examines and focuses on how children play, relate, live and learn in early years educational settings. The participants in the course will further investigate theories and practice fundamental to early year’s education through observation and documentation. Class members will also design and implement purposeful projects for use with young children in pre- school and primary settings. (Maximum enrolment: 25).
Qualifications for EDUC 5243: A PhD in Education is preferred; required are MEd, BEd, and a NB teaching license (or equivalent) Level 5, along with three years recent successful experience in a public school. Additionally, successful experience at the Pre-K level preferred.

EDUC 5513 Teaching English as a Second Language, MW, 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM (3 ch).
This course offers an exploration of methods and issues related to teaching English as a second language in a variety of contexts (e.g. overseas, mainstream public school instruction, courses for newcomers to Canada, intensive English programs). It offers students a great understanding of the structure of the English language. The major focus will be current approaches to language teaching, with an emphasis on communicative, task-based, and content based methods. Attention will also be devoted to such social issues as learner identity and the role of English in the world.
Qualifications for EDUC 5513: A PhD in Education is preferred; required are MEd, BEd, and a NB teaching license (or equivalent) Level 5, along with three years recent successful experience in a public school.

EDUC 5543 Catholic Religious Education, TTH, 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM (3 ch).
This course is designed to offer both examples of curriculum and methods of instruction to the prospective teacher of the Catholic religion. This will entail an examination of some core of Roman Catholic theological concepts, approaches to scriptural interpretation. Catholic social teachings, sacramental theology and liturgical preparation as well as those teaching techniques which are appropriate to a critical praxis methodology. Perspectives on ecumenism and interfaith dialogue will also examined. (Maximum enrolment: 25).
Qualifications for EDUC 5543: A PhD in Education is preferred; required are MEd, BEd, and a NB teaching license (or equivalent) Level 5, along with three years recent successful experience in a public school. Successful teaching experience in a K-12 Catholic School is necessary. Experience as a principal in a Catholic School is an asset.

EDUC 5553 Technology in Education (K-10), MW, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM (3 ch).
The course involves a study of the issues surrounding the relationships of computers and society while examining how computers can be used in educational settings as part of the learning process. The time allotted for this course will be used to study the way different stake holders view computer use in education, to look at some possibilities for using computers in schools and to permit some practical experience in the field and in curriculum development. The structure of the class will be very relaxed. Most of the time we will have reading, working on our own projects on the computer, and discussing what we have been reading, observing, and/or discovering. There will be active participation by class members as well as independent and group focus discussions and research. No prior technical expertise is required. (Maximum enrolment: 25).
Qualifications for EDUC 5553: A PhD in Education is preferred; required are MEd, BEd, and a NB teaching license (or equivalent) Level 5, along with three years recent successful experience in a public school.

EDUC 5573 Introduction to Physical Geography, MW, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM (3 ch).
This course will provide students with background information on physical geography that they will be able to integrate with Science, History, Social Studies, Language Arts, and other subjects at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels as they develop lesson plans to deliver the prescribed curricular outcomes. Physical geography studies the processes at work in the physical environment – its weather, climate, rocks, landforms, soils, and ecosystems. As well the impact of the physical environment are important issues that will be examined. Local environmental issues such as waste management, air and water pollution, and forestry, fishery and mining issues will be important aspects to be included in the lesson plans that will B. Ed. developed. (Maximum enrolment: 25).
Qualifications for EDUC 5573: A PhD in Education is preferred; required are MEd, BEd, and a NB teaching license (or equivalent) Level 5, along with three years recent successful experience in a public school.

EDUC 5803 Secondary Physical Education, TTH, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM (3 ch).
This course will provide an overview of the curriculum for Secondary Physical Education in New Brunswick which emphasizes Knowing, Doing and Valuing. Students will obtain knowledge and experience to enable them to administer the provincial curriculum at the secondary level. The curriculum includes three components: Doing, which involves demonstration and assessment of movement skills and concepts; Knowing and understanding the principles and concepts of a healthy lifestyle; and Valuing and developing positive personal and social behaviors to support the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle. Other areas such as risk management, coaching, and intramural programming will be examined to round out the skill set needed to teach at the secondary level. (Maximum enrolment: 25).
Qualifications for EDUC 5803: A PhD in Education is preferred; required are MEd, BEd, and a NB teaching license (or equivalent) Level 5, along with three years recent successful experience in a public school.

St. Thomas University is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution whose roots are in the faith and tradition of the Roman Catholic Church. With a full-time enrolment of 2,500, its students graduate with Bachelor of Arts, Applied Arts, Education, and Social Work degrees. The faculty members are distinguished teachers, researchers and scholars, and the university holds four Canada Research Chairs.

Each applicant is to submit a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (teaching portfolio preferred, including student evaluations of teaching; a sample syllabus for the courses would be appreciated) and two letters of reference (that speak to your ability to teach in the School of Education), directly to Dr. Shaunda Wood, Director, School of Education, St. Thomas University, Fredericton NB E3B 5G3.

Closing date: November 16, 2012, or when positions are filled. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their completed applications, including letters of reference, are received by this date.

An equal opportunity employer, St. Thomas University is committed to employment equity for women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities. The university welcomes applications from all faiths and backgrounds. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.