Job Summary: JOB SUMMARY: Provide English as a second/subsequent language instruction to international students enrolled in SVSU's intensive, non-credit, English Language Program.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach courses as assigned including preparing course calendar, class materials, tests and evaluating students.
Participate in staff orientation.
Attend scheduled staff meetings and professional development sessions.
Participate in assigned committee meetings as needed.
Engage in professional development/research as appropriate to improve pedagogical methods and/or serve to benefit English language learners.
Perform expected administrative duties (e.g. turning in grades, midterm reports, and required lesson plans in on time; using the university electronic calendar, e-mail, and learning management system, etc.)
Participate in scheduled ELP student and university events when possible.
Communicate to Program Director all relevant programmatic information.
Minimum Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
BA and ESL Certificate
Ability to work with diverse populations
Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
One year of teaching experience in English as a Second Language or literacy, university-level IEP teaching experience
Experience living abroad
Proficiency in a second language
About SVSU: Saginaw Valley State University is a comprehensive university with more than 90 programs of study for its nearly 9,000 students. Located on a suburban campus in Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region, SVSU is committed to a supportive and empowering environment for students, faculty and staff. The Chronicle of Higher Education recognized SVSU as a "Great College to Work For" in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
SVSU emphasizes undergraduate teaching and learning, and community-based research. In 2015, SVSU received the Community Engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a distinction achieved by only 7 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. By their senior year, 84 percent of students have engaged with community employers and agencies in internships, field placements or some other component of their academic preparation.
SVSU is establishing itself as a leader in STEM education for the Great Lakes Bay Region, partnering with businesses, foundations and school districts to improve students' performance in math and science at the middle school, high school and university levels.
More than 70 percent of SVSU freshmen live on campus in student housing. SVSU fields 17 varsity sports at the NCAA Division II level. The average class size is 23 students. For more information, please visit our website, http://www.svsu.edu.
Internal Number: 208_54341
About Saginaw Valley State University
The University creates opportunities for individuals to achieve intellectual and personal development through academic, professional, and cultural programs. By fostering an environment of inquiry and openness that respects the diversity of all whom it serves, the University prepares graduates whose leadership and expertise contribute to the advancement of a pluralistic society. The University serves as a cultural and intellectual center dedicated to the pursuit and propagation of knowledge.
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