ELD specialist -Teacher Education Tenure Track position at Cal State East Bay, California- Deadline – October 15, 2014






English Language Development with Content Expertise in an Area Common to K-12 Schools

*OAA Position No. 15-16 TED-ENGLANGDEV-TT

THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, a diverse student body of over 14,000 students, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study. The University has campuses in Hayward, Contra Costa County, Online, and in Oakland, California. Our 600 faculty offer bachelor’s degrees in 42 fields, minors in 62 fields, master’s degrees in 36 fields, and 1 doctoral degree program.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Teacher Education offers Multiple Subject Credentials and Single Subject Credentials in Art, English, History/Social Studies, Mathematics (All areas including advanced), Music, Physical Education, Science (General and Integrated) and LOTE. The Department offers a Masters of Science (MS) degree in Education with four options: Curriculum, Educational Technology Leadership, Reading Instruction, and Early Childhood Education. The mission of the Department is to prepare teachers who are committed to improving school practices for California’s diverse student populations and who can model such practices in their own classrooms.

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: Teach courses in the Multiple Subject (elementary) and Single Subject (secondary) credential programs with an emphasis in English Language (EL) Development along with content expertise in at least one the following: science or STEM related fields; social studies; cross-cultural studies; educational technology; or languages other than English (LOTE) methods courses; and teach courses in the Research Sequence of the Department’s Master’s of Science (MS) in Education. Also, desirable would be the ability to teach courses in Educational Technology and Foundations courses. Assume roles and responsibilities as a member of the Department of Teacher Education. In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities. Teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay including courses at the Hayward, Concord and Online campuses, and may also include teaching responsibilities at School District partnership sites.

RANK AND SALARY: This position is open at the Assistant or Associate tenure-track rank. Hiring classification and salary are dependent upon educational preparation and experience. Subject to budgetary authorization.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Fall quarter, 2015

 QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate in Education or related field, with a clear emphasis in English Language Development in combination with expertise in one of the following content areas: science or STEM related field; social studies, cross-cultural studies, educational technology; or languages other than English (LOTE). Also desirable: bilingual, and expertise in evaluation and assessment. We require at least three years experience in teaching K-12 students; at least one year must be in a public school setting. Expertise in the area of K-12 teaching methods as well as understanding of appropriate standards and their applications is desired. Must have demonstrated ability to teach, advise, and mentor students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds, with a strong commitment to social justice, educational equity, and access that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity. This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see:

How to Apply: Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2014. Position open until filled. Please submit a letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement; a complete and current vita; graduate transcripts; copies of major publications; and three letters of

Recommendation to: Chair, TED Search Committee at

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NOTE: California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work, in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. If you are considered as a finalist for the position, you may be subject to a background check.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

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Bugscope for Preservice Teachers- Michele Korb, Ph.D.

Welcome to this informational page about the use of Bugscope in preservice teacher preparation programs in elementary and middle school science. This page has been designed to disseminate some of the ways in which Bugscope has been used in preservice classrooms as well as in inservice teacher classrooms.

Images: “Build a Bug”, Ellen Bergstrom, Grayslake Middle School, IL;  Beetle Claw, Mr. Joe Finn Jr, 5th grade session, Pewaukee, WI

Bugscope, a cyberlearning project, welcomes students and teachers in K-12 and undergraduate classrooms from across the nation and around the world to remotely access and control an environmental scanning electron microscope in real time to study insects using a web browser on their computers. There is no cost to participate. Classrooms propose their own scientific investigation projects. Once projects are scheduled, classrooms can mail in their specimens. The images students and teachers acquire are their own authentic data. Each classroom session has a home page on the Bugscope website with links to all information connected to that session, such as classroom proposal, specimens used, and session transcript. Between 1999 and 2009, there have been Bugscope sessions from over 500 classrooms from over 45 U.S. states. Students and teachers have acquired over 100,000 images. Bugscope is helping to facilitate an interest in scientific enterprise (Bruce, et al., 1997, 2008; Thakkar, et al., 2000).

My journey in using Bugscope in teacher education started in 2000 when I was introduced to it by Umesh Thakkar at a biology workshop for teacher educators in Wisconsin. We have been collaborating since then via email, phone, and Internet conversations that resulted in projects, publications and presentations.

Take a look at the examples here.  Feel free to contact me for more details and other applications of Bugscope to science curriculum in elementary classrooms.


Bruce, B. C., Carragher, B. O., Damon, B. M., Dawson, M. J., Eurell, J. A., Gregory, C. D., Lauterbur, P.C., Marjanovic, M. M., Mason-Fossum, B., Morris, H. D., Potter, C. S., & Thakkar, U. (1997). Chickscope: An interactive MRI classroom curriculum innovation for K-12. Computers & Education: An International Journal29(2), 73-87.

Chickscope: An Interactive MRI Innovation ……

Korb, Michele A. & Thakkar, Umesh (2010) Poster Presentation at the annual meeting for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Thakkar, U., Carragher, B., Carroll, L., Conway, C., Grosser, B., Kisseberth, N., Potter, C. S., Robinson, S., Sinn-Hanlon, J., Stone, D., & Weber, D. (2000). Formative evaluation of Bugscope: A sustainable world wide laboratory for K-12. Paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

We have the honor of being the recipients of the prestigious, SPORE Award (Science Prize for Online Resources in Education, July, 2011) from Science magazine. 

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