Instructor of Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education

Southeast Missouri State University
Job Description

Instructor of Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education

Department of Elementary, Early and Special Education


Primary Responsibilities 

All RNTT faculty members teach the equivalent of 15 hours per semester and provide service to the university and department.  This position would primarily include instruction in the Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education programs at the undergraduate level.   


Required Qualifications


·         Masters’ degree in Elementary Education or Early Childhood Education. A related field will be considered, if the degree includes at least 18 graduate hours of course work in Elementary Education or Early Childhood Education.  (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university)

·         Teaching certification in Elementary Education AND Early Childhood Education

·         Minimum of five years full time teaching experience in grades PreK – 6

·         Demonstrated experience or knowledge in current literacy instructional strategies

·         Demonstrated experience or knowledge with classroom management in early childhood and elementary education

·         Demonstrated experience and knowledge of using technology for productivity and instruction

·         Demonstrated commitment to professional development in elementary education, literacy education, or early childhood education

·         Awareness of educator preparation standards and current trends in educator preparation

·         Demonstrated experience and evidence of mentoring / coaching skills

·         Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills

·         Demonstrated ability to build relationships between the university and P-12 school partners

  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community and P-12 partners

·         Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities


As a public regional university with a graduate mission, Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate and graduate education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model.  Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning.  Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative instructional and assessment strategies and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion.  


Application Deadline:  The position is available August 1, 2019 and will remain open until filled.  To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by April 26, 2019.


To apply:  Submit the following items online at


·         Letter of interest addressing position requirements

·         Current curriculum vitae

  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
  • Name and contact information of three references


Departmental Information:  The College of Education at Southeast Missouri State University has an award winning teacher preparation program that is CAEP (formerly NCATE) accredited and approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  The Department of Elementary, Early, and Special Education department offers undergraduate programs that are recognized by the Association for Childhood International (ACEI), the National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).  These programs lead to teaching certification in Elementary Education (grades 1 – 6), Early Childhood Education (Birth – 3rd grade) and Exceptional Child Education (K – 12).  Additionally, online graduate programs are offered in Exceptional Child Education, Elementary Education, and Applied Behavior Analysis, including certificate course work in Reading Specialist, Math Specialist, Autism, Early Childhood Special Education, and Behavior Analysis.  The educator preparation programs are experiential, field-based, with faculty actively involved in area PreK - 12 schools and agencies. 


University Facts:  Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with seven colleges and schools, 11,500 students, and a faculty and staff of over 1,100.  Southeast, a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, masters and specialist degrees, and participates in joint doctoral programs with the University of Missouri.  Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 71,000.  Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis.



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