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World Languages Course Developer (Spanish), Teacher Preparation Program

Position overview

Position title: World Languages Course Developer (Spanish), Teacher Preparation Program
Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $1,000-$5,000.
Anticipated start: March 1, 2023
Position duration: Until project completed, including review and approval of coursework by Senate

Application Window

Open date: February 10, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, Feb 24, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Mar 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description


UC Merced Extension Teacher Preparation Program (TPP) is in its 4th year of authorizing preliminary credentials in Multiple Subject, Single Subjects in Math, Science, Social Science, and English, in addition to offering a Bilingual Authorization in Spanish. As of August 2021, the Teacher Preparation Program has received full accreditation from the CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). Credentials are currently offered in face-to-face and fully distance modality. The program currently has over 60 pre-service teacher candidates enrolled with over 40 candidates credentialed.


The Teacher Preparation Program invites qualified and interested candidates to apply for the World Languages Course Developer (Spanish) position to support the program’s vision of providing quality educators through the state of CA, with a focus on the Central Valley. The program is preparing proposals to UC Merced Senate and the CTC with the goal of offering a Single Subject World Languages Credential in Spanish.

As a World Languages Course Developer (Spanish), you will work with the Director of Education Programs and various identified UC Merced faculty a part of the Literature, Languages, and Cultures department to develop CTC-aligned courses to prepare 7th-12th grade future Spanish teachers. UC Merced’s Literature, Languages, and Cultures department currently offers Spanish B.A. and Spanish Minor programs to matriculated undergraduates at UC Merced and is simultaneously developing a new Spanish Education Minor to align with the goal of preparing undergraduates to continue into a teaching credential program.

As a World Languages Course Developer (Spanish), you will be responsible for developing course(s) designed to a) address the required Teacher Performance Expectations (TPEs) outlined by the CTC, b) develop pre-service teachers in the SSC World Languages Spanish program with theoretical and practical pedagogy to deliver quality instruction in a K-12 setting, and c) create cross-listed learning experiences with the Spanish Education minor courses.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for applicable deadlines. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.


Basic qualifications
  • A minimum of five years' experience teaching at the middle and high school level (7th-12th).
  • Master’s Degree in related field.
  • Valid K-12 California clear credential and English Learner authorization or CLAD (Teacher Preparation Courses). A terminal degree (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D.) plus demonstrated research and/or teacher education preparation may be substituted for a valid K-12 California Clear Credential.
  • Knowledgeable in the California Common Core State Standards.
  • Knowledgeable of the Teacher Performance Expectations.
  • Knowledgeable in current educational theory and practice.
  • Knowledgeable in support strategies for English learners and students with learning needs and demonstrates these effective strategies within their own classroom.
Preferred qualifications
  • A master's degree in Education or Spanish Education is preferred.
  • Experience teaching must include a minimum of 3 years teaching Spanish coursework.
  • Knowledgeable in online instructional pedagogy.
  • Knowledgeable in the Teacher Performance Expectations aligned with World Languages Spanish credential.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Cover Letter

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Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With over 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students (, UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (

UC Merced is a smoke & tobacco free campus (

Job location

Merced, CA (this position is eligible for remote work)