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Application Procedure:

If interested, apply at this link. Application review begins March 3

questions? email Nate Monley-

Job Duties

This posting is for summer course instructors. A description of courses can be found at the links below. Alder anticipates deciding about in-person versus synchronous online format and final dates by the end of March.

Job Description

See this link for courses and instructor positions

Job Qualifications


1) Required knowledge, skills & abilities:

  • Current knowledge of relevant content knowledge for teaching and pedagogical content knowledge for the credentials sought by residents in the cohort
  • Evidence of an asset, diversity, equity, and justice-based pedagogical approach to education; an approach that is inclusive of neurodiversity and diversity of social identities (e.g, race/ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual identity, class).
  • Knowledge of the current context of public schooling including California adopted P-12 content standards, frameworks, and accountability systems 
  • Knowledge of diversity in society, including diverse abilities, culture, language, ethnicity, and gender orientation
  • Demonstration of effective professional practices in teaching and learning, scholarship, and service.
  • Candidates must be skillful in curriculum design by setting and communicating course goals and objectives
  • Candidates must be able to design assignments to practice, and assessments to measure mastery of course goals and objectives complete with clear criteria and or rubrics.
  • Candidates must demonstrate an ability to foster community and build relationships in an online environment
  • Candidates must be able to navigate a wide range of written communication (emails, discussion boards, written assignments) and provide prompt feedback and regular communication. 
  • Relevant Professional experiences in elementary, secondary, and/or special education educational settings
  • Teaching Experience:  a minimum of three (3) years in elementary, secondary, and/or special education classrooms
  • Prior higher education teaching experience:  Preferred, not required
  • Content and pedagogical knowledge required for the specific course
  • As appropriate for course- Credential:  California Multiple Subject, Single Subject, and/or Education Specialist, Mild/Moderate Disabilities or Moderate/Severe Disabilities credential 
  • Ability to teach adult learners
  • Interview (if applicable)

2) Minimum educational level:

  • Doctoral level degree preferred. Master’s level degree in relevant field also accepted

Institution Description

The mission of the Alder Graduate School of Education is to create opportunity and cultivate success for every student by recruiting and educating excellent teachers and leaders who reflect our schools’ communities. At Alder we invest in and develop great teachers. Course instructors collaborate in building Alder’s educational program with TK-12 school partners, and in ensuring the realization of our vision: outstanding teachers and leaders change students’ lives and make the world a better and more just place.



  • $2175 per unit ($145 per hour of direct instruction) for instructors with a Doctoral degree or content-specific terminal degree appropriate to the course (such as an EdS)
  • $1890 per unit ($126 per hour of direct instruction) for instructors with a Master’s degree
Application Due Date: 2021-03-01
Job Start Date: 2021-06-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Synchronous Online
State/Province/Region: CA
Institution: Alder Graduate School of Education
Reports To: Dean
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Academic

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