LDA is seeking a course instructor to join our adjunct faculty team. Assessments course is part of LDA’s ABS licensure program.

The purpose of this course is to deliver foundational assessment, evaluation, and Special Education eligibility content. Teacher candidates learn the foundation of basic standardized assessment and how it directly relates to special education. Teacher candidates learn how to use assessment procedures in a standardized testing situation and then take that data, determine possible eligibility, and use it in developing related services and Individual Education Programs (IEPs) for students with disabilities. Non-discriminatory, appropriate assessment practices, legislation, litigation, and due process regulations related to assessment and evaluation will be highlighted. Teacher candidates learn how to view the assessment process through the diverse cultural lens of the students and their families. Particular emphasis will be placed on using assessment as part of an ongoing process for making instructional programming decisions.  

The course meets one time a week in a synchronous online session for 8 weeks  from March through May 2024.  Asynchronous course content may also be delivered during the 8 week period.

If interested, please send your resume and a cover letter to hr@ldaminnesota.org


Job Duties:
  • Deliver LDA’s Assessment course.
  • Grade candidate assignments and assessments.
  • Facilitate class content and discussions.
  • Class may be online (synchronous) and/or in-person at LDA in Golden Valley, MN
  • There is an expectation of asynchronous delivery of content between scheduled class dates.
  • The course is a part of the ABS licensure at LDA.
Experience Desired:
  • Minimum of Master's degree in Special Education or other related Education field.
  • Current Special Education Teaching License.
  • Minimum of 5 years of teaching in Special Education at any K-12 grade level.
  • Experience with the assessment process, using informal/formal assessment, and aligning IEPs to assessment/evaluation data.
  • Experience in one or more of the following:
    • Leading teachers within a school setting
    • Teaching at the college level teacher candidates
    • Evidence of teaching adult learners.
    • Providing training to groups of teachers, professionals, and/or parents.
  • Familiarity with the Special Education system in P12 settings.
  • Familiarity with the evaluation/eligibility process, data-driven decision-making,  IEPs, 504 plans, Transition plans, and the MTSS system.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with teacher candidates, children, adolescents, adults, and parents with diverse backgrounds such as race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual preference, cultural background, and educational levels. 
  • Evidence of delivering instruction in online, in-person, asynchronous, and/or hybrid formats.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
Application Deadline: September 30, 2023