The mission of the USC Rossier School of Education is to prepare leaders to achieve educational equity through practice, research and policy. We work to improve learning opportunities and outcomes in urban settings and to address disparities that affect historically marginalized groups. We teach our students to value and respect the cultural context of the communities in which they work and to interrogate the systems of power that shape policies and practices. Through innovative thinking and research, we strive to solve the most intractable educational problems.
The Professional Development Program is seeking to hire an Instructor available to teach, EDUC 648x, Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters.
As an instructor for EDUC 648x A (Fall 2019 semester) and EDUC 648x B (Spring 2020 semester), Apprenticeship in School Leadership you will provide direct supervision of the candidatesâ apprenticeship at their school settings. Â You will work collaboratively with the candidateâs site supervisor in the development and implementation of the candidateâs apprenticeship hours. You will report to the program administrator and faculty advisor for School Leadership Academy.Â
You will instruct a synchronous, online session for 6 alternate weeks over a 15 week period, 75 minutes per session, using USC Rossierâs Office for Professional Development online platform as well as meet with each candidate individually over the phone or online 3 times per semester for approximately 30 minutes each time. These individual meetings can occur during the daytime or evening. Each course is commensurate with a 2-unit/64 hour course.Â
You will also meet synchronously online with the candidatesâ site supervisor 3 times per session for approximately 30 min-one hour providing guidance, support, and coaching for site supervisors. In addition to teaching in the afternoon or evening, your responsibilities include: assigning course assignments, maintaining regular communication with students, providing feedback on all assignments, completing numerical grade points for each assignment and assigning a final grade for the course.Â
Applicants must have a clear administrative credential with significant experience as a school leaderâincluding experience as a school principal. Applicants should be strong in pedagogy, the supervision of instruction, communication, and leadership. Applicants should also be skilled in using a Learning Management System and teaching online. Applicants will need access to their own computer with Internet, microphone, and camera for all online sessions. Live sessions use Adobe Connect and all content is accessed through Desire2Learn.
Based on the candidateâs successful completion of the course, you will recommend to the faculty advisor if the candidate has met all the qualifications for the preliminary administrative credential.Â
Applicants should be available to follow a cohort through completion of their Fieldwork over the course of two semesters (FALL 2019, SPRING 2020). Â The option to continue with EDUC 648x A during FALL 2020 with a new cohort is available upon successful completion of the first cohort.Â
USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting email@example.com.
Minimum Education Required: EdD, PhD or Terminal degree.
USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering has been one of the economic engines in Southern California and a vital hub in the California economy. The technical innovations and ideas generated by the Viterbi faculty and research community have resulted in countless innovations, many becoming the foundations for new companies, products and services. The thousands of students graduating each year bring new ideas and vitality to companies in California and beyond. With an annual research budget exceeding $205M each year, more than 46 research centers and institutes, more than 180 faculty members, 7,800 students and over 60,000 impassioned alumni world-wide, the Viterbi School is addressing some of the world’s great challenges.