Payroll Title: UCP V
Class Code: 0535-9085
Job Family: EDU
FLSA Code: E
Under the general direction of designated supervisor, plans and teaches a preschool program for young children while furthering the student training and research needs of the Human Development and Family Relations Program.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Teaches young children directly, providing for individual needs in all areas of development and arranging classroom environment to meet developmental needs; oversees classroom management.
- Plans and carries out curriculum and program by preparing lesson plans, weekly activity schedules and monthly unit plans; coordinates planning with other classroom teachers.
- Supervises, trains, schedules and evaluates a large number of paid paraprofessional and student staff.
- Evaluates student performance of student teachers and fieldwork students, and provides feedback to students through direct classroom supervision, private conferences and determination of grades.
- Develops, documents, and evaluates the overall goals for curriculum, programming, instruction and classroom procedures in accordance with the philosophy of the Child Development Labs.
- Conducts developmental assessments on individual children through observation of behavior and development.
- Writes reports on children’s progress and maintains accurate records; orders curriculum materials and equipment as needed.
- Maintains contact with parents through conferences and home visits.
- Keeps abreast of current literature in the area of child development
- Maintains a safe and sanitary classroom in compliance with State regulations and University policy.
- Develops course guidelines, student evaluation instruments, training session materials and work schedules for designated courses in the Human Development and Family Relations Program.
- Gives lectures in early childhood theory in designated courses and in student planning and training sessions.
- Makes recommendations to the Director regarding educational innovations and improvements and policy changes or actions.
- Serves as a resource to parents, the University community, the public, and outside agencies in matters pertaining to early childhood education.
- Assumes responsibility for coordinating of one of the following areas: Nutrition, Public Relations, Parental Involvement and Education, Fund Raising, or Campus and Community Resources.
- Performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelor’s degree in child development related field.
- At least three years successful experience working with young children in a group setting
- Ability to work independently
- Ability to train and evaluate student teachers and field work students
OTHER DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
- Master’s Degree
- University lab school experience.
- Supervisory experience
Date Created: 06/28/85