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Physical Education Pedagogy

Primary Responsibilities:

The teaching fellow will assist in Physical Education methods courses focused on teaching students basic pedagogical skills and applying those skills to kindergarten students.  The specific course, PHED 102, includes two hours of lecture and a two hour lab (2 sections) during which they peer teach on campus and then travel to field-based sites to supervise and observe the assigned teaching episodes.  During lecture, assistance is provided presenting the content including opportunities to design and deliver full lectures or lecture segments that would be suitable for serving as a PETE professor in the future.  One significant portion of this position involves the investment in the enrolled learners providing consistent office hours during which the clinical supervision cycle occurs before and after the teaching episodes.  Supervisory feedback immediately after teaching episodes enhances student learning as they train to become effective teachers.

Secondary Responsibilities: 

Secondary responsibilities will include organizing and preparing students to teach at a community site (King Street Kindergarten).  Copying and filing of necessary paperwork (CORI forms, lesson plans, systematic observation instruments) are also part of the fellowship position.

Fellowship Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications: 

  1. Certified Physical Education teacher
  2. Teaching experience in the field
  3. Competent in systematic observation

Position Requirements:

  1. Relevant and contemporary content and pedagogical knowledge in the field of Physical Education that is based on National Standards and Grade Level Outcomes.
  2. Ability to observe and analyze best practices in a Physical Education venue and subsequently provided valuable feedback conducive towards improving the student’s ability to deliver effective lessons using effective instructional strategies.
  3. Ability to correct and score written lesson plans and other project assignments in the Physical Education discipline.
  4. Interpersonal skills suitable for meeting and conducting meaningful dialog/feedback with enrolled students including the display of compassion as the evolving pre-service teachers hone their craft
  5.  The ability and attitude to display the highest degree of responsible and professional behaviors displayed at all times.

Hours per week:                    20 hours a week

Application Deadline:           February 15, 2017   

*The compensation listed for this position applies to Ph.D. candidates only.