University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Master Teacher – Child Development Labs

Payroll Title: UCP V
Class Code: 0535-9085
Job Family: EDU
FLSA Code: E
Score: 506

JOB SUMMARY

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

  1. Teaches young children directly, providing for individual needs in all areas of development and arranging classroom environment to meet developmental needs; oversees classroom management.
  2. Plans and carries out curriculum and program by preparing lesson plans, weekly activity schedules and monthly unit plans; coordinates planning with other classroom teachers.
  3. Supervises, trains, schedules and evaluates a large number of paid paraprofessional and student staff.
  4. Evaluates student performance of student teachers and fieldwork students, and provides feedback to students through direct classroom supervision, private conferences and determination of grades.
  5. Develops, documents, and evaluates the overall goals for curriculum, programming, instruction and classroom procedures in accordance with the philosophy of the Child Development Labs.
  6. Conducts developmental assessments on individual children through observation of behavior and development.
  7. Writes reports on children’s progress and maintains accurate records; orders curriculum materials and equipment as needed.
  8. Maintains contact with parents through conferences and home visits.
  9. Keeps abreast of current literature in the area of child development
  10. Maintains a safe and sanitary classroom in compliance with State regulations and University policy.
  11. Develops course guidelines, student evaluation instruments, training session materials and work schedules for designated courses in the Human Development and Family Relations Program.
  12. Gives lectures in early childhood theory in designated courses and in student planning and training sessions.
  13. Makes recommendations to the Director regarding educational innovations and improvements and policy changes or actions.
  14. Serves as a resource to parents, the University community, the public, and outside agencies in matters pertaining to early childhood education.
  15. Assumes responsibility for coordinating of one of the following areas: Nutrition, Public Relations, Parental Involvement and Education, Fund Raising, or Campus and Community Resources.
  16. Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s degree in child development related field.
  2. At least three years successful experience working with young children in a group setting
  3. Ability to work independently
  4. Ability to train and evaluate student teachers and field work students

OTHER DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Master’s Degree
  2. University lab school experience.
  3. Supervisory experience

Date Created: 06/28/85