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Adjunct Faculty Instructors in the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Program (#651)

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The Professional and Graduate Education programs at Mount Holyoke College are seeking adjunct faculty instructors to teach education courses in the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program.  Mount Holyoke’s M.A.T. is accredited by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and supports graduate students in earning Massachusetts teacher licensure in multiple disciplines, including moderate disabilities and English learners.

We also offer content coursework in special education and English learners for students who are pursuing licensure in any area, but want to earn an additional license as a teacher of students with moderate disabilities or English learners.

Adjunct faculty instructors are responsible for course planning and instruction and should have experience conducting classes in various delivery modes, such as, face-to-face, on-line, hybrid and/or blended formats using Zoom, Moodle, and other forms of digital technology. In addition, adjunct faculty are responsible for student evaluation, timely feedback, and accurate submission of required paperwork related to instruction.

Adjunct positions are open for summer and fall courses that include in a range of areas of expertise including special education; differentiated instruction; Universal Design for Learning; Response to Intervention; philosophical bases and current research behind classroom practices; multicultural, anti-racist, and global approaches to teaching and learning.

Class Title: X. SPED 441 Differentiated Instruction

This class specifically addresses Universal Design for Learning, Specially Designed Instruction, Response to Intervention, progress monitoring strategies, augmentative and adaptive communication, developing and interpreting individualized education programs, as well as general education accommodations and targeted instructional practices for students with special needs. Applicants should have a strong working knowledge of the aforementioned content and experience teaching courses related to these topics.

Class Title: X. EDUC 460 The Process of Teaching and Learning in Middle and Secondary Schools

This course is intended to help prepare prospective middle and secondary school teachers for effective classroom instruction.  The philosophical bases and current research behind classroom practices are examined and specific course activities focus on exploring and establishing a personal philosophy of education. Class sessions will focus on multicultural, anti-racist, and global approaches to teaching and learning within the context of the students’ school based placements.


  • Earned Master’s Degree in special education or closely related field;
  • Teaching experience in education;
  • Experience facilitating online and/or in-person class sessions;
  • Ability to work with students, staff and faculty in a collegial environment;
  • Success teaching and working with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds;
  • Experience in higher education and/or facilitating professional development for teachers
  • Commitment to social justice, culturally responsive teaching, and anti-bias education

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching in a public school setting;
  • Doctorate in education, special education or a related field;
  • Expertise in special education, teaching English language learners, trauma-informed teaching practices, and/or in EL (formerly Expeditionary Learning)
  • Published research on a related topic

Applications must be made online at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu/.  Please submit letter of application, CV including contact information for three references, a teaching philosophy statement, and a minimum of one sample syllabus from previous courses taught. Applications must be received by May 1, 2018.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty.  Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color.  Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members.  Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society.  In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including faculty of color, faculty with diverse gender identities, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.