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Mentor Teacher - Early Childhood Center - Open Pool
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Colorado State University | Fort Collins, CO
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Working Title Mentor Teacher - Early Childhood Center - Open Pool Position Location Fort Collins, CO Research Professional Position No Posting Number 201900959AP Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional Number of Vacancies Work Hours/Week Proposed Annual Salary Range $41,000 Desired Start Date Position End Date (if temporary) To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 06/30/2020 Description of Work Unit

The CSU Early Childhood Center (ECC) is a laboratory school with a three-fold mission to a) prepare university students for careers in the field of early childhood; b) provide opportunities for research related to children, families, and early childhood education; and c) offer a developmentally appropriate, Reggio Emilia-inspired learning environment for young children. Each year, the ECC serves approximately 150 children (ages 6 weeks to 6 years) while simultaneously training more than 130 students from various departments across the CSU campus including Food Science and Human Nutrition; Human Development and Family Studies; Occupational Therapy; the School of Education; and the School of Theatre, Music and Dance.

Housed within CSU's Department of Human Development and Family Studies, the ECC has been serving children and families in the Fort Collins community since 1929 and is dedicated to working in partnership with families to ensure a quality educational experience for children. We are a Reggio Emilia-inspired program, providing an emergent approach to educating children that is play-based and child-directed.

Position Summary

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies seeks applications throughout the year from individuals who are interested in obtaining non-tenure track teaching positions within the CSU Early Childhood Center working with young children between the ages of 6 weeks to 6 years. ECC teachers adhere to the mission, policies, and procedures of the ECC as well as State of Colorado licensing requirements and NAEYC accreditation standards while implementing a Reggio Emilia-inspired approach. These are full-time, 12-month appointments with competitive salaries and full benefits including health insurance, paid vacations, and 9 free credits of CSU tuition per year. The role of a Mentor Teacher is to provide management of the classroom, supervision of intern and practicum students, and guidance of Classroom Teachers and Assistant Teachers. The role of a Classroom Teacher is to work with a Mentor Teacher to provide management of the classroom and guidance of Assistant Teachers.

Required Job Qualifications

Minimum qualifications for ECC teaching positions include a bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline and a minimum of 6 months (910 hours) of experience in education settings with young children. Additional qualifications for a Mentor Teacher include at least one of the following: an ECE teaching license, a master's degree in an appropriate discipline, or a Colorado Early Childhood Professional Credential of IV or above.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Preferred qualifications for a Mentor Teacher include experience in a Reggio Emilia-inspired Early Childhood setting. Experience mentoring early childhood educators and/or ECE college students.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.