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Sessional Instructors - Faculty of Education (Winter 2022)

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Faculty of Education
Sessional Instructors
Winter 2022

The Faculty of Education at the University of Prince Edward Island has an opening for sessional instructors to teach the following courses in Winter 2022.

ED - 3640-99 – Assessment of Adult Learning

This course examines general principles, processes, and techniques of assessment and evaluation that meet the needs of the instructors, learners, and stakeholders. New assessment techniques in the psychomotor domain are expected. Students develop practical experience in designing and implementing strategies for identifying learners’ needs and assessing learning outcomes in the adult, technological, and/or business sectors.

This is a three semester-hour course offered on campus on Wednesdays, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, from January 5 to March 30, 2022.  This course is offered to students in our Certificate in Adult Education and Bachelor of Education students interested in the Adult Education Study Focus.


ED – 4130-2 – Multiliteracies Across the Curriculum

This course introduces students to the critical, developmental, and pedagogical dimensions of supporting students K-12 as they learn the range of literacies required for life in the twenty-first century.

This is a three semester-hour course offered on campus to the Intermediate/Senior cohort of our Bachelor of Education program, Tuesday, and Thursday from 11:30am to 2:20pm, from January 5 to February 15, 2022.


ED – 4470-2 – Intermediate/Senior Science II

This course examines the development, nature, and limitations of science and technology; the role of science and technology in society; and the teaching of science and technology in the schools. Time is devoted to an examination of the provincial science curricula, innovative teaching and assessment strategies and techniques, and the development of active learning opportunities.

This is a three semester-hour course offered bilingually (English and French) on campus to students in both the Intermediate/Senior cohort of our Bachelor of Education program and the Intermediate/Senior cohort of the Bachelor of Education (français langue seconde).  The course is offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, January 5 to February 15, 2022.  


ED – 4888-4 – Littératie – Éducation en Français II (Intermédiaire/Secondaire)

This course allows students to continue to explore the theoretical foundations and practices in the field of literacy. Students build their understanding of reading and writing processes by exploring the characteristics, needs, and practices that are unique to learners who are in the process of becoming autonomous or advanced on the development continuum of readers and writers. Students continue to learn the components of an effective literacy program, including those that allow for instructional differentiation, such as writing and reading workshops and reading circles / clubs. In addition, student’s appropriate practices and resources that develop literacy skills and competencies across subject areas.

This is a three semester-hour course offered in on campus to students in the Intermediate/Senior cohort of our Bachelor of Education Program (français langue seconde) program.  The course is offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am to 11:20am, January 5 to February 15, 2022.  


ED – 4971-1 – Preparation for the Teaching Profession II

Through a series of seminars, students will continue preparing for a professional career in education. Topics from ED 4961 will continue to be developed and will also include job interviews, student referrals and supports, relationships within schools and community, and final preparations and submissions of an e-portfolio.

This is a three semester-hour course offered on campus to students in the Primary/Elementary cohort of the Bachelor of Education program on Tuesdays from 2:30pm-5:20pm and Fridays from 8:30am-11:20am, January 5, 2022 to February 15, 2022. 


ED – 4972-99 – Practicum II (1 French Section)

Students will complete a 10-week teaching placement with the guidance of a Faculty practicum advisor and a host mentor. Students will further develop planning and teaching effective lessons, themes and unit plans, personal classroom management skills, and assessment. Professional growth will be demonstrated through the presentation of an e-portfolio.

This course primarily involves in-school supervision of pre-service teachers, as well as 3-4 meetings with groups of students during the semester.  ED-4972-99 is a three semester-hour course taught in French from February 1 to May 6, 2022.


ED – 6110-55 – Introduction to Research Methods in Education

In this course, students are introduced to a variety of methods that are appropriate for conducting research in educational settings. Students develop an understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. Students are introduced to the process of planning, conducting, and reporting research on learning and instruction, and to the critical analysis of current studies reported in educational literature.

This is a three semester-hour course offered on campus to students in the MEd Focus on Global Perspectives.  This course is offered Mondays from 1:30pm to 4:20pm, from January 5 to April 5.


Ideal candidates will have a Masters of Education degree.  Successful candidates will normally have school-based experience in a Canadian public K-12 system.  For applicants without school-based experience, teaching in other contexts relevant and appropriate to the position will be considered.

In addition, candidates applying to teach graduate courses will normally have established expertise, and successful leadership and/or teaching experience in a context related to the foci of the cohort.

In all instances, qualified applicants on the UPEI Sessional Roster of the Faculty of Education will be given priority.


For additional information regarding positions in the undergraduate programs, please contact Elizabeth Blake by email to

For additional information regarding positions in the graduate programs, please contact Dr. Jane Preston at 902.620.5072 or  

Application Instructions: 

Applicants should submit an electronic version of a cover letter outlining the specific course they wish to teach and how their background is relevant to the course material, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact details of three referees to:

Dr. Tess Miller, Interim Dean
c/o Karen-Anne O’Halloran (
Faculty of Education
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 4P3

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

Review of applications will begin October 27, 2021.


UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.