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Lab School Lead Teacher
Title:Lab School Lead Teacher
Type of Appointment:Part-time, non-benefited, grant-funded (temporary)
Lead Teacher
STEM Lab School
California State University, Dominguez Hills Foundation
About the CSUDH Foundation

The California State University, Dominguez Hills Foundation was incorporated in 1968 as a partner of the University to provide services and develop and enhance programs that are an integral part of the University's educational mission. CSU Dominguez Hills is a highly diverse, metropolitan university primarily serving the South Bay area of Los Angeles County. Established in 1960, CSU Dominguez Hills is one of the 23 campuses that comprise the California State University system.

The California STEM Institute for Innovation and Improvement-- CSI3--is dedicated to providing future and current CSI3 teachers with a combination of educational experienced geared to prepare them for 21st Century Learners. Through all of its programs, CSI3 is systematically addressing the shortage of STEM Teachers in high-need schools in and around the Los Angeles area and across the state. CSIhas developed innovative undergraduate, credential, graduate, and specialized programs,  and has formed multiple partnerships with high-need schools and school districts as well as community colleges. 
The CSU Dominguez Hills’ STEM Lab School provides an experiential learning environment for experienced teachers and apprentice teachers in high-need schools. This innovative program integrates classroom practice and university coursework and develops students with 21st century learning behavioral habits to succeed in college and beyond.


About the Position

The Lab School Lead Teacher is a part-time, non-exempt, non-benefited, grant-funded position.

Position Information

Employment at the Foundation is on an at-will basis and can be terminated by either an employee or the Foundation at any time with or without cause or advanced notice. Permanent status can neither be obtained nor granted. 

Salary Range

Commensurate with experience and qualifications.


The Lab School Lead Teacher works closely with a team of Lead Teachers to develop and implement a curriculum for the Saturday Lab School and/or Summer Lab School. The curriculum development entails constructing a coherent structure, focused under a conceptual theme for each subject matter.
The Lab School Lead Teacher is also responsible for planning the orientation for new candidates. The orientation is divided into two parts. The first day is focused on those instructional strategies that will be commonly used in every class. During the second day, the curriculum is discussed and instructional teams, consisting of one lead teach teacher and program candidates, are established.
Lead teachers also facilitate experiential learning opportunities for the candidates and are actively engaging with interactive and collaborative activities that will allow candidates to gain a deeper insight of the strategies they can later emulate in the Lab School classrooms.
  • Model Instruction with: classroom management, differentiation, ELL strategies, strategies for special needs, inquiry, technology, habits of 21st century learning, Common Core State Standards (Math Practice Standards and Science Literacy/Writing Standards)
  • Facilitate candidates’ experiences with: designing lessons, classroom instruction, classroom management, instructional strategies, utilizing resources
  • Facilitate Professional Development of Strategies and Best Practices
  • Maintain Records and Documentation: upload detailed lesson plans on designated file sharing platform (i.e. Google Docs Lesson Template, Dropbox Template), take attendance twice per period session to keep accurate up-to-date records, maintain student portfolios, submit supplies and materials requests list online through designated file sharing platform (i.e. Google Docs Template, Dropbox Template)
  • Full School year and/or Summer commitment
  • Lesson planning with candidates
  • Mentor and support program candidates
  • Development and submission of Unit Plan with accompanied Lesson Plans.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred; 
  • Valid California Teaching Credential;
  • Minimum of three years of successful teaching experience at a middle/high school;
  • Experience and expertise in implementing Project Based Curriculums with an emphasis in interdisciplinary units of instruction that incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) standards.
  • Experience mentoring new teachers is preferred;
  • Copy of resume must be uploaded with application;
  • Minimum of one letter of recommendation from a past or current supervisor must be provided to the hiring manager/coordinator.
Work Environment

Employees in this position work primarily indoors in a classroom environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Application Period

Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2015 and the position will remain open.
Equal Employment Opportunity

The Foundation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. 

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Foundation Human Resources Office at (310) 243-2373.


This position requires new hire/re-hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in partnership with the Social Security Administration.

If hired, the successful candidate will be required to furnish proof that they are legally authorized to work in the United States.

Conditions of Employment

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth as a condition of employment.

A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the Foundation. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants who apply for the position.

Employment at the Foundation is on an at-will basis and can be terminated by either an employee or the Foundation at any time with or without cause or advanced notice. Permanent status can neither be obtained nor granted. 
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