Published: Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014
St. Thomas University invites applications for instructors to teach the following courses in Fredericton:
Semester 1: (September to December 2014)
EDUC 5423A Middle School Literacy & Language Arts Methods, MW 10:20 AM – 12:30 PM
This course continues the development of the pre-service teacher's knowledge base with regard to designing the language arts program in the elementary and middle level. Topics include the comprehension and response to literature, content area reading, study skills, and making connections between reading and writing. This course provides a framework for the beginning teacher upon which to base logical reflective decisions concerning learning experiences, instructional techniques, and assessment strategies. (Maximum enrolment: 25)
Semester 2: (January to April 2015)
EDUC 5123A Topics in Education: Catholic Religious Education, (1.5ch) W 6:30-8:20PM
This section 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 be examined. (Maximum enrolment: 25)
EDUC 5813A Secondary English Methods, MW 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
The Secondary English methods course exposes pre-service teachers to the elements that support “current methods of teaching literature to middle and high school students” (2011). The course text provides a framework for examining methods based on a social constructivist premise. The course will also expose pre-service teachers to recent adolescent literature. Learning outcomes in the course include: designing and participating in book club discussions, developing units of literature instruction, writing about assessment and evaluation for the secondary English classroom, understanding curriculum outcomes for secondary English lessons and other topics that we encounter during the course. Students in the course will be asked to consider what they value in literature instruction, what they believe about individual differences, how the reading abilities' of their students affects their teaching, planning and assessment. Subsequently students in the course will consider and design planning models for effective instruction.
(Maximum enrolment: 25)
EDUC 5913E Measurement and Evaluation, TTH 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
This course examines the connections between achievement assessment and classroom instruction. Topics will include: major types of assessment methods, validity and reliability in assessment planning, norm and criterion referenced assessment and standardized testing. (Maximum enrolment: 50)
St. Thomas University is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution with a full-time enrolment of 2,300. 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.
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. Each applicant is to submit a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (teaching portfolio preferred), and arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to Dr. Sharon Murray, Director, School of Education, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB E3B 5G3.
Closing date: July 9, 2014, or when the 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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.