Instructors

AT THIS TIME WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR MATH & SCIENCE INSTRUCTORS

What is an Upward Bound Instructor:

Summer Instructors teach Morning Core classes, Afternoon Elective classes, and/or Tuesday evenings. They teach a variety of classes during the on-campus Summer Academy. They are responsible for planning and preparing all lessons, teaching classes, grading homework, completing paperwork, encouraging students, enforcing discipline, and ensuring each room is a safe learning environment.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree (does not have to be in teaching).

  • Strong knowledge base in the subject(s) which you are teaching.

  • Ability to present knowledge to high school students in a hands-on learning environment.

What to expect as an Instructor:

  • Classes should be innovative and exciting for students and instructors.

  • Students who are excited and eager to learn.

  • Small classroom sizes (10-20 students).

  • Support from Admin Staff.

  • 4-5 weeks of instruction.

  • Regular paperwork assignments, including: course syllabus, goal & objectives, lesson plans, student & class reports, discipline reports, final reports, evaluations, etc.

Afternoon Elective Instructors:

      • Will teach 3, 1-hour classes in the afternoons Monday - Thursday.

      • Classes should be something fun and original that students would be excited about taking with an academic focus.

      • Elective classes could include: sociology of Star Wars, comic book literature, digital photography, ceramics, drawing, gardening, outdoor living, journalism, Harry Potter literature, serial killers, sociology, criminology, chess, video editing, Hunger Games literature, military history, watercolor, painting, lithographing, animal care, CSI detectives, disease detectives, guitar, choir, singing, banjo, folklore, martial arts, quilting, horror literature, and so many more!

      • We must offer foreign languages, so we are looking for instructors to teach French, Spanish, German, Latin, Arabic or any other language other than English.

      • We must offer hands-on research based elective courses. So we are looking for classes in the STEM fields that meet this requirement. These may include robotics, laboratory sciences, environmental sciences, computer programming, engineering, computer design, design process, etc.

      • You will suggest 4 or more elective courses when you apply, and the interview committee will choose 3 for you to teach.

Morning Core Instructors:

      • Will teach 3, 1-hour classes in the mornings, Monday - Friday.

      • Core subjects are high school English, math, and science.

Evening Instructors:

      • Will teach 4, 2-hour sessions in the evening (7-9 pm), Tuesday.

      • Sessions focused on research based projects to a small group of students.

      • Curriculum for these classes is already developed.

Past Successful Instructors were:

  • Excited & knowledgeable about their subject area

  • Able to manage a classroom effectively

  • Mentors to students

  • Flexible

  • Organized

  • Detail oriented

  • Able to manage time effectively

  • Comfortable with diverse populations

  • Emotionally adept

Please see the FAQ page for specific information about dates, compensation, etc.

AT THIS TIME WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR MATH & SCIENCE INSTRUCTORS