Job: Adjunct - Early Literacy Development - Traditional Campus - College of Education

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Make a Difference at Grand Canyon University

Shape the bright futures of Grand Canyon University students as an adjunct faculty member for the traditional ground campus in the College of Education. Whether students are looking to start or advance their career as a teacher or administrator, GCU offers bachelor’s and master’s in education degrees in key areas including early childhood education, elementary education, and secondary education degrees, TESOL and special education.

As an adjunct faculty member, you’ll provide program instruction incorporating innovative teaching methodologies, cutting-edge technologies and other industry trends reflecting advancements in your discipline. If you are highly motivated and passionate about teaching exceptional quality instruction in modern facilities with smaller class sizes, we’d like to hear from you. 

Course Description:

ECH-425: Early Literacy Development

This course looks at research in language and literacy development, with an emphasis on effective instructional strategies (such as phonemic awareness and decoding) in Birth to Age 5/Pre-K and K to Age 8/Grade 3. NAEYC Standards 1-5 are the focus of study.

This class will take place this fall semester (Aug 29 - Dec 18) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 11:00am-12:45pm.


Responsibilities include equipping students with the required skill set, facilitating classroom discussions, assessing student performance and preparing students to be successful leaders in their chosen profession.


  • Minimum: Masters in Education or Masters in Early Childhood Education AND valid state teacher certification in Early Childhood Education OR a valid state teacher certification in Elementary Education with an Endorsement in Early Childhood Education Teaching certificate in early childhood education OR two items from the following criteria: 1. Leadership position and/or membership in an educational advisory board or a department of education sponsored committee such as a school improvement solutions team within the past five years. 2. Has minimum of one publication of article(s) in a professional education magazine or journal within the last five years. 3. Has minimum of 2 presentation(s) such as in-service for teachers and/or administrators on best practices within the last five years. 4. Served as a subject matter expert; wrote new curriculum or revised materials in an early childhood education content areas within the last five years. 5. A minimum of 3 years teaching students ages birth to age 8/grade 3. 6. Evidence of a minimum of 2 years of part-time or full-time teaching experience in higher education (undergraduate or graduate level) in the area of Early Child Education.

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