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Part-Time Director of the Special Education Learning Disabilities Program

Date: Jul 8, 2019

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University


The School of Education at American University invites applications for  Director in the Special Education: Learning Disabilities (SELD) program.  


The Master of Arts in Special Education: Learning Disabilities (SELD) program is committed to preparing teachers to work with students with high prevalence learning disabilities (e.g., dyslexia, dyscalculia, nonverbal learning disabilities) as well as related disabilities (e.g., attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, speech and language disorders). Program graduates are equipped with diagnostic and prescriptive intervention techniques that they apply to teaching students with disabilities in a range of placement settings, ranging from inclusive general education to self-contained special education classroom settings. The program is designed to prepare Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade teachers, in alignment with the District of Columbia’s Cross-Categorical Special Education Teaching License. The MA: SELD program is currently recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children. Information about the SELD program can be found here:


The Program Director’s key responsibilities include advising SELD students, overseeing the admissions process and evaluating program candidates, providing leadership on marketing and recruitment plans, hiring and supervising adjunct faculty, managing graduate program coordinator and program graduate assistants, and developing and maintaining relationships with external partners.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
  • 12-month part-time position and will commence on August 1, 2019
  • 15-20 hours a week with the option of teaching for additional compensation
Salary Range
  • The salary is commensurate to the number of students the candidate can bring in
Required Education and Experience
  • Master’s degree in special education or another relevant field
  • Applicants’ experience and knowledge should include learning disabilities, dyslexia, inclusive teaching practices, Universal Design for Learning, assessment of learning disorders, behavior management, or other related areas
  • Competitive candidates will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equitable outcomes for all students.
Preferred Education and Experience
  • A doctorate or other terminal degree
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled
  • Questions should be directed to Ms. Inés Luengo de Krom, Senior Administrator Assistant, School of Education, 202-885-3728,


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