The University of California, Merced opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university in the 21st century. In keeping with the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and public service of the highest quality, UC Merced offers research-centered and student-oriented educational opportunities at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels through three academic schools: Engineering, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences/Humanities/Arts.
UC Merced Extension was established in July, 2015 and seeks to engage the Central Valley community in transformative scholarship and creativity while fostering a culture of inquiry and discovery learning by offering access to quality academic, professional and personal enrichment opportunities to meet the needs of continuing students, professionals and modern learners.
UC Merced Education Programs, part of University Extension, has been receiving requests to offer preparation/review courses on each of the Multiple Subjects CSET subtests. The CSET assesses content knowledge, as well as how to teach the content. The workshop materials have been developed to address the scope, sequence, and structure of each subtest as well as test-taking strategies.
Under the general direction of the UC Merced Extension Dean and Director of Education Programs, the CSET Workshop Instructors will facilitate a day-long workshop using the “Workshop Instructor Handbook” and the “Pre-Workshop Handbook” materials already developed. Participants who register for the course will be provided with the “Pre-Workshop Handbook” to complete 4 self-directed hours prior to the workshop.
The workshop for Subtest II: Science and Mathematics is scheduled for the Merced area on Saturday, November 4, 2017 and approximately every three months thereafter.
The target audience are those individuals interested in teaching. A pre-service teacher must pass all three subtests prior to enrolling in their final term of their credential program, which includes final student teaching (or final independent teaching). As there are already online courses, UC Merced Extension’s CSET Workshops are intended to be experiential and rely on the “teachers-teaching-teachers” model, such that each day’s course is interactive and collaborative.
This is a by agreement contract position.
Compensation: $400 per workshop (potentially more, depending on enrollment).
Review of applications will begin immediately and positions will be filled as soon as appropriate candidates are identified.
**Please specify in your cover letter whether you are interested in facilitating workshops in Merced, Fresno, or Visalia and if you are willing to facilitate for all three subtests.
University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples. Applications must be submitted via this website.
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