Adjunct Faculty in Special Education: Practicum Mentor
Adjunct faculty, as needed, in the School of Education for the Fresno Main Campus, Visalia Center and Bakersfield Center
The special education program at Fresno Pacific University offers preliminary and level two education specialist credentials in mild/moderate, moderate/severe, physical and health impairments, early childhood special education. Additionally, the program offers added authorizations in early childhood, resource specialist and autism as well as a master’s degree in special education. The program graduates are well prepared and highly desired in the educational community in California’s Central Valley. The special education division is working towards the new clear education specialist program standards, adapted physical education added authorization, and the emotional disturbance added authorization.
Mentors must have extensive, articulable experience in a range of classrooms and demonstrate a willingness to serve in a variety of educational settings as a mentor. Mentors must have demonstrated success serving in a special education setting which matches the credential held. They must be able to provide quantifiable and insightful feedback to candidates in a timely manner to support the candidate’s development as a teacher. In addition, they must be able to exhibit sensitivity to a wide variety of teaching experiences. Candidates range from seasoned teachers who are supplementing general education credentials, to beginning teachers who have not maintained a classroom of their own for a year.
- Demonstrate professionalism in attitude and behaviors;
- Demonstrate effective coaching techniques;
- Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision and/or assistance;
- Must be able to work effectively under time constraints;
- Must demonstrate an extremely high regard for confidential and sensitive information.
- California special education teaching credential;
- Level II or clear education specialist credential from an accredited institution;
- Earned master’s or doctorate degree in special education or closely related field;
- Commitment to the Christian faith and the university’s mission of Christ centered teaching and learning, and involvement in a local church.
- Experience in a special education classroom with students 0-22 years of age;
- Experience with special education program leadership;
- Proficient computer skills;
- Expertise in working with mild/moderate, moderate/serve, physical and health impairment, emotionally disturbed, adaptive physical education, and/or early childhood special education.
- Ability to work with students, staff and faculty in a college environment;
- Ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds;
- Familiarity with contemporary trends and policies in special education;
- Reliable transportation.
Download and complete an application form.
Send a letter of application, a completed adjunct faculty application form (including personal statements), curriculum vita, three letters of reference (including one pastoral), and transcripts to:
- Gary Gramenz, Ph. D.
- Fresno Pacific University
- School of Education, Box 2001
- 1717 S. Chestnut Avenue
- Fresno, CA 93702
- OR: email FPUProv@fresno.edu
Fresno Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnic or social background, sex, age, or physical handicap in its hiring practices. Committed to excellence and actively supportive of cultural diversity, FPU invites individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply.