What is an Upward Bound Instructor:
Summer Instructors teach Morning Core classes, Afternoon Elective classes, and/or 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.
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 - Thursday.
Core subjects are high school English, math, and science.
Research Evening and Activity Night Instructors: THIS APPLICATION OPENS FEBRUARY 20th
Will teach 4, 2-hour sessions in the evening (7-9 pm).
Sessions focused on research based projects or activities to students.
Past Successful Instructors were:
Excited & knowledgeable about their subject area
Able to manage a classroom effectively
Mentors to students
Able to manage time effectively
Comfortable with diverse populations