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Afternoon Elective Instructors

Elective classes are a favorite among UB students. Each year we try to offer a wide variety of electives in order to reach the diverse population we serve. We are always ready to offer something new so if there is something you have been dying to teach, GREAT!

There are a few classes that we are required to offer so if you would like to teach but aren't sure what to offer you may want to apply and submit these classes for proposal:

Scientific Research
Foreign Language
While you do have to have a bachelor's degree in order to teach electives for UB, it doesn't have to be in the discipline for you are proposing to teach.  For example, if you have a BA in French but you have been knitting for 20 years and would like to offer that as a class, that works for us!!  When thinking of proposals to submit, think of hobbies or interests you have. Maybe you can create a class around one of those things.   Below is a brief list of classes we have offered in the past.  You must submit ideas for elective classes, so take a look at the ones below and see if you can come up with a few of your own.

Kickboxing, Scrapbooking, Sociology of Star Wars, Comic Book Literature, Digital Photography, Clay Art, Drawing, Gardening, Fishing, Journalism, Harry Potter Literature, Serial Killers, Sociology, Criminology, Chess, European Board Gaming, Video Editing, Hunger Games, Military History, Doll Making, Jewelry Making, Watercolor, Painting, Lithographing, Animal Care, CSI Detectives, Disease Detectives, Guitar, Choir, Singing, Banjo, Folklore, French, Spanish, German, Arabic, Martial Arts, Quilting, Horror Literature, and so many more!

Below is a sample schedule:

1:45 - 2:45 pm    Elective 1
3:00 - 4:00 pm    Elective 2
4:15 - 5:15 pm    Elective 3

Please note these are class times and not all required work hours (you will need to complete lesson plans, paperwork, etc during other times).  There is also a mandatory faculty meeting that is held at 1:00pm select Wednesdays during the Summer Academy and additional training and orientation hours.


Job Summary:

Afternoon Elective Instructors will teach elective classes to area high school students within a 16 county region on the campus of Morehead State University.  Elective class size ranges from 10-20 students.

Class proposals for music, photography, physical education, drama, humanities, foreign language, journalism, scientific research, ACT Prep, career planning, college prep, martial arts, computer science, and other elective classes are sought.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Primary responsibility is instruction in the assigned discipline.  Additional duties include mentoring students; developing and executing approved lesson plans, and completion paperwork by assigned deadlines.

Working Conditions:

Afternoon Elective Instructors are expected to teach anywhere from 1 to 3 hours per day,  Monday through Thursday (depending on the number of electives they are teaching), for four weeks with additional mandatory training prior to the Summer Academy and additional work hours during the 4 weeks.  The beginning salary for Afternoon Elective Instructors is $600 per elective offered with the opportunity to earn up to $1800 for teaching three elective classes per day Monday through Thursday.

Summer Academy dates for instructors are:  June 8, 2020 through July 3, 2020.

Mandatory training:  the evening of April 21, 2020.

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants must hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.  Must be organized as well as possess good oral and written communication skills.  Must be able to meet deadlines.  Must have a strong knowledge base in the subject which they are teaching and the ability to present that knowledge to high school students in a hands-on learning environment. 

Additional Desirable Qualifications:

Teaching experience and/or experience working with teenagers is preferred but not required.