LCC expanding teacher education program by hiring four new educators

March 1 is application deadline

Note: The deadline to apply for these positions changed from March 8 to March 1. This story has been edited to reflect the new deadline.

Leeward Community College’s Teacher Education Program (TEP) is looking to expand its team of teacher educators who are committed to teacher preparation in the Leeward communities and across the state. 

LCC's faculty and students represent the largest program in the University of Hawaii Community College (UHCC) system.

The TEP offers the Special Education certificate and licensure (SPED), the Career and Technical Education licensure (CTE), and the Associate of Science in Teaching (AST). It receives a consistent allocation of resources and is housed in the new Imi Ike Education Building that serves as a hub for professional learning in the Leeward communities.

The program is now able to offer an additional four teaching positions (two SPED, one CTE, and one AST) to support teacher preparation. These positions require a dynamic educator who is interested in teaching courses that focus on (among the wide range of courses offered in the TEP).

  • Special Education courses and Field Practicums (2 SPED)
  • CTE courses and Field Practicums (1 CTE)
  • Developing Language and Literacy and Art, Music, and Movement (1 AST)

More information about the TEP program can be found on LCC's website.

Position Title:  Instructor, CC, in Education
Position Numbers: 74906, 74907, 74908, & 85216

Position Descriptions (click on link to view ad): SPED-focused (74906, 74907), CTE-focused (74908), and AST Language Arts-Focused (85216)

Location:  Primary duties are at Leeward Community College, Pearl City, but opportunities may include work at Waianae Moku, evenings, or via Distance Education

Closing Date: March 1, 2020

Time Frame:  Begin approximately August 2020

Description:  This position is for Leeward CC day, evening, or distance offerings.  

Duties: Depending on the position, teach a variety of classes in Teacher Preparation that include (click here for description on courses in Leeward CC Catalog 2018-2019, p. 255-259):

  • ED 100 - Intro to Education & Teaching
  • ED 143 - RBT Training Credential
  • ED 237 - Indigenous Perspectives in Teaching
  • ED 277 - Multicultural Education
  • ED 279 - Educ Media and Technology
  • ED 282 - Collaboration and Teaming in a SPED environment
  • ED 282L - Partnerships with Families
  • ED 284 - Foundations of Inclusion Teaching
  • ED 285 - Classroom Management in the Instructional Process
  • ED 289 - Educational Psychology
  • ED 290 - Foundations of Education
  • ED 291 - Developing Language and Literacy 
  • ED 295 - Field Experience in Education
  • ED 310A - Classroom Management for CTE
  • ED 311A - Foundations of Inclusion in CTE
  • ED312A - Educational Psychology for CTE
  • ED 330 - SPED Law and IEP Development
  • ED 331 - SPED Assessment
  • ED 332 - English Language Arts Instruction and Interventions
  • ED 334 - Participating in a Professional Community
  • ED 335 - Educational Technology for Students with Exceptionalities
  • ED 393 - Supervision of Candidates for Teacher Licensure

*Work may include: planning, development, and implementation of classes/workshops for education students; preparing/adapting/revising course objectives; independently planning, organizing, and carrying out instructional and non-instructional assignments; grading, feedback and the reporting of grades.

Minimum qualifications

  1. Master's degree in Education, OR
  2. Bachelor's degree in Education and 3 years of related work experience.
  3. Minimum qualifications must be from a regionally accredited institution and met by the effective date of appointment. 

Desirable qualifications

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D., with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction, Literacy, or equivalent.
  • Five years of teaching experience in the field of literacy education at the P-12 level.
  • Demonstrated use of diverse pedagogical strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse student populations in P-12 educational settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with educational technology.
  • Demonstrated use of effective, caring and collaborative teaching practices.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and/or experience with the University's mission, as it relates to becoming a leading indigenous-serving higher education institution.
  • Teaching experience in undergraduate or graduate-level teacher education, including distance education programs.
  • Experience with teacher performance standards, supervising, mentoring, or evaluating pre-service or in-service teachers.
  • Possession of additional educational certifications
  • Experience with accreditation processes in P-20 educational settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team.

To apply

  1. Please click on the following link and submit your application to HR: SPED-focused (74906, 74907), CTE-focused (74908), and AST-Foundations/Language Arts-Focused (85216)
  2. Click on the "Apply" button on the top right corner of the screen to complete an application and attach the required documents:
    • Official graduate and undergraduate transcript(s) showing degree and coursework to date appropriate to the position,
    • A brief one-page cover letter explaining how you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications,
    • Three letters of recommendation (optional) attesting to job performance and personal character, and
    • Your resume.

Important notes while applying

  • Copies of official transcripts are acceptable; however, original official transcripts will be required at the time of hire. Online transcripts or academic record/grade summaries will NOT be accepted. Diplomas and copies will NOT be accepted.
  • Please REDACT references to social security numbers and birthdate on submitted documents. 
  • Separate documents and application materials must be submitted for each position.
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. 
  • All requested documents/information become the property of Leeward Community College and will not be returned.
  • If you have not applied for a position before using NEOGOV, you will need to create an account.

For all inquiries, please contact: 

Jeff Judd
Teacher Education Program Coordinator 
Phone: 808-455-0434
Email: jjudd@hawaii.edu 

Author: Keoki Kerr