Dear Prospective Instructor:
We are looking forward to our 30th annual Upward Bound summer residential program this year! Much of our success can be attributed to the enthusiasm and expertise of our teaching staff each summer. Teaching for Upward Bound is a great opportunity to work with dynamic youth who aspire to go to college but who need extra support to get there. You will help us provide underrepresented high school students with the opportunity to learn in a challenging but supportive environment. We invite you to be a part of the program this year by submitting an application, a cover letter, and a course proposal. Instructors are paid at $25/hour with a BA/BS or $30/hour with a teaching credential or Master's Degree. Experience teaching and working with adolescents are desired qualifications.
We are seeking course proposals that offer project-based or hands-on learning opportunities and preferably courses that teach more than one subject-matter. For example, a class may have a theater arts theme that requires students to write, analyze literature, study history, and perform a monologue. Another may have an environmental science theme that includes laboratory projects, the scientific method, critical thinking, and expository writing. For more information about project-based learning, see http://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learning-introduction-video
Please we aware that temporary staff at College of the Redwoods are only paid once a month on the 10th of each month so you will not receive your first paycheck until August 10th.
Our schedule allows for 1 hour/day courses and 1.5 hours/day courses that meet for 18 days between July 8th and August 6th. You may propose more than one course. Teachers with strong course proposals and desired qualifications may be invited to teach more than one class.
Please use the following link to download a template for your proposal:
UB Summer Course Proposal Template
We look forward to receiving your proposal for our summer program.
Feel free to give us a call at (707) 476-4278 or (707)476-4303 if you have any questions.
TO APPLY: complete the following 3 steps...
1) Fill out application. (PDF Here)
2) Create a course proposal using our template. You may submit more than one proposal for consideration. You will need to upload your course proposal to your CR Online Application before you submit your application.
3) Cover letter:
Applications are currently closed for the 2019 summer program, please check back next year.