Prof and Extension Spec, Math
Primarily responsible for teaching mathematics for college readiness and college-level mathematics at the School District of Osceola County and Valencia College campuses. Plans, organizes, teaches, and provides feedback to promote and direct student learning in keeping with Valencia's learning centered values and in a manner that meets the essential competencies of a Valencia educator. Engages students outside of class in support of the curriculum and co-curriculum and participates in the activities of the discipline, division, campus, and college.
This position will be based on a 10 month contract with the School District of Osceola County. Work days are based on School District of Osceola County and includes all student and teacher work days. In addition, any work days required to meet Valencia College teaching assignments are included in the base contract. Contract is based on a minimum of 35 hours per week and typically includes:
• Five days per week at the high school teaching five of seven periods each day (approximately 50 minutes each, with one additional period (approximately 50 minutes) per day at the high school designated as “student engagement hours.” (total of approximately six hours per day, 30 hours per week)
• One three-contact hour class plus a minimum of two posted student engagement hours per week to be taught at a Valencia campus during each fall and spring term (may be on campus, online, or hybrid modality) (total of approximately 5 hours per week)
• Additional classes at Valencia may be taught as overloads following existing guidelines/limits
1. Prepares and delivers instruction to students in assigned modalities (including classroom, hybrid, online, etc.) and at assigned locations to include high school(s) within the School District of Osceola County and Valencia College campuses. Prepares instructional materials. Provides feedback on students' progress, including evaluation of student mastery of course and program outcomes.
2. Provides ample periods of time for engaging students in matters related to academic success through posted student engagement hours at the assigned high school(s) and in other activities that support student learning.
3. Prepares and submits required documentation including course syllabi, student attendance, final course grades, and other information as requested or required by the School District of Osceola County and/or the college.
4. Participates in required trainings and meetings at the high school(s) and in Valencia department/division staff meetings as appropriate/required.
5. Maintains and disseminates current information pertaining to services available to students throughout the high school(s) and/or college.
6. Is familiar with and maintains behavior and actions consistent with school district and college policies.
7. Maintains professional development/growth according to personal needs, in fulfillment of annual performance plans, and as required for certification.
8. Performs other duties as assigned.
1. Minimum Requirements for mathematics credentialing:
• Master Degree from an accredited institution in mathematic or statistics, or
• Master Degree from an accredited institution and 18 graduate semester hours in mathematics or statistics
2. Ability to work evening and/or weekend hours and travel between campus locations as required.
3. A demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion.
4. Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
1. Teaching experience at the secondary and/or post-secondary level.
2. Professional commitment to education.
1. Knowledge and understanding of learning-centered values.
2. Ability to design learning opportunities that promote student life skills development while enhancing discipline learning. Demonstrated understanding of developmental advising (Valencia's LifeMap) and competency-based learning (LifeMap).
3. Ability to develop and implement diverse teaching and learning strategies that accommodate the learning styles of students and that promote both acquisition and applications of knowledge and understanding (Learning Centered Teaching Strategies).
4. Ability to use consistent, timely formative and summative assessment measures to enhance learning (Assessment).
5. Ability to design learning opportunities that acknowledge, draw upon and are enriched by student diversity in the learning environment (Inclusion and Diversity).
6. Ability to design and implement curriculum that aligns elements of student learning toward growth in the Student Core Competencies and progression through course sequences (Outcomes-Based Practice).
7. Commitment to stay current and continually improve knowledge and understanding of the discipline (Professional Commitment).
8. Ability to continuously examine the effectiveness of teaching, counseling, librarianship and assessment methodologies in terms of student learning by engaging in the scholarship of teaching and learning (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning).
9. Knowledge of, ability to develop, and commitment to use emerging technologies and alternative delivery methods appropriately, including online delivery, hybrid course options, content software, web-enhancements, etc.
10. Skill in the use of personal computers and general office software.
11. Ability to effectively communicate interpersonally (in group and one-on-one settings), orally, and in writing.
This job operates in a classroom setting and professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard classroom and office equipment such as microphones, audio/videorecorders, computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, or sit for extended periods of time; reach with hands and arms; and have sufficient hand, arm and finger dexterity to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment.