Northwest Missouri State University

Maryville , MO
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Associate Teacher

Northwest Missouri State University
Maryville, MO Internship
Posted on June 8, 2018

Primary Duty:

Northwest Missouri State University School of Education is seeking applications for a part time associate teacher of Horace Mann Laboratory School. The successful candidate will serve teach in a co-teaching capacity at an innovative, project-based, child-centered kindergarten through sixth grade laboratory school. The associate teacher will provide elementary students with exemplary instruction within a laboratory school setting with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics within a social justice framework. The teacher will work collaboratively with the classroom teachers to provide a unique experience where students share a classroom with specific grade level instruction and blended learning of integrated subjects.

The associate teacher is responsible for promoting high expectations for students, working collaboratively with co-teachers, communicating effectively with parents, assisting with curriculum development infusing art and music into content areas, and working collaboratively with the School of Education faculty and staff. The teacher must demonstrate an appreciation and promotion of diversity as a commitment to the School of Education and Northwest Missouri State University. The associate teacher coordinates the America Reads program. The coordination of the America Reads program includes managing and scheduling after school tutors, hiring students employees, managing the student labor budget, collaborating with Maryville Public Schools and parochial school, and promoting public awareness of the program.

Essential Functions:

1. Provide research-based instruction to a diverse student population in a laboratory school setting.

2. Co-teach in a blended learning environment.

3. Participate in highly collaborative, professional learning activities with colleagues.

4. Build relationships with families and community members to promote regular parent involvement in school activities and ongoing partnerships.

5. Supervise and co-teach with graduate assistants.

6. Supervise and support teacher candidates in clinical practicum experiences.

7. Exhibit strong skills in educational technology, scholarly research, and collaboration.

8. Assist with the creation of lesson plans in all curricula areas.

9. Support University and School initiative related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

10. Assist with university and program accreditation (HLC, CAEP, DESE, and/or other)

11. Manage, coordinate, and supervise the America Reads Tutoring Program.

12. Assist student employees, parents, and educational centers with policies, goals, services, and other related issues of the local America Reads Program.

13. Conduct hiring, eligibility, training, and supervision of student employees in the America Reads Program.

14. Manage America Reads student labor budget.

15. Ensure compliance with all laws and regulations.

16. Assist with university and program accreditation (HLC, CAEP, DESE, and/or other)

17. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from a regionally-accredited university/college Certification/License: Licensed State Certificate, or evidence of ability to receive certificate in timely manner.

Experience: Evidence of one year of effective teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from a regionally-accredited university/college.

Certification/License: Missouri Teaching Certificate.

Experience: Evidence of three years of effective teacher experience.

Working Conditions: Collaborative team-based academic environment in a university-based laboratory school.

International Travel: Willing to be able to acquire and maintain a valid passport to participate in international study away trips for faculty and students.

Supervisory Responsibilities: The associate teacher supervises teacher candidates, graduate assistants, and k-6 grade students.

Typical Physical Demands: Ability to complete essential classroom/administrative functions; ability to lift up to 20 pounds.

Community: Northwest Missouri State University is located in Maryville, Missouri, a community of 12,000 with a diverse economy, and a strong industrial base. Maryville is located 45 miles north of St. Joseph, Missouri and 90 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri.

University: Founded in 1905, Northwest is a coeducational, primarily residential four-year university that offers a broad range of undergraduate and selected graduate programs on its Maryville campus as well as its Northwest-Kansas City location and through Northwest Online. With an enrollment of about 6,500 students, Northwest has met all measures of the state's performance-based funding initiative during four of the model's first five years, and U.S. News and World Report has ranked it as the top moderately selective regional university in Missouri during three of the last four years. Safewise ranks the city of Maryville as one of the "Safest College Towns in America," while has named the Northwest campus one of the "50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S." The University boasts a 59 percent graduation rate, which is in the 89th percentile of Northwest's national peer group.

In addition, 96 percent of Northwest bachelor's degree earners and 97 percent of master's degree earners secure employment or continue their education within six months of graduation, according to the most recent data. Zippia, a career website, recently named Northwest the best college in Missouri for getting a job. Northwest places a high emphasis on profession-based learning to help graduates get a jumpstart on their careers. Students have opportunities to build their resumes with experiences on campus in nearly every area of study, including the Horace Mann Laboratory School, National Public Radio affiliate KXCV, the R.T. Wright Farm, Mozingo Outdoor Education Recreation Area or Knacktive, a student-driven integrated digital marketing communications agency.

School: The School of Education includes the Department of Professional Education and the broader, campus-based Professional Education Unit, Horace Mann Laboratory School and the Phyllis and Richard Leet Center for Children and Families and a site in Kansas City, Missouri featuring undergraduate completion and Master's programs for teachers and leaders. Northwest is also a site hosting coursework for a Cooperative Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership with the University-of Missouri-Columbia. The School of Education prepares teachers, counselors, and administrators/leaders for the nation's school systems. Northwest has been continuously accredited at the national level since the inception of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), previously NCATE, in 1954. It is also accredited by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). The mission of the School of Education is to prepare caring teachers who possess the highest level of professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to help all students learn in a diverse and every-changing world. For more information visit our website at

Salary: Competitive/market based and commensurate with qualifications; Not eligible for benefits.

Application Deadline: The search committee will begin review of applications immediately and the position will remain open until successfully filled.

Date Available: August 13, 2018.

Application Materials: A letter of application describing teaching/administrative experience and suitability for and interest in the position, current resume, copies of all relevant university transcripts, and a list of current references. 

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