Texas Tech University

Child Development Research Center

Human Development and Family Studies

CDRC Careers

Career Opportunities

Senior Teacher - Infant and Toddler Teacher

Position Description

Performs instructional and educational work while serving as a teacher in a classroom/lab. Organizes and develops course work, coordinates classes for students, observes and assesses the needs of the students. Maintains communication both formally and informally with students and other educators. May supervise clerical, professional and/or technical employees and lab students working for college credit.
Major/Essential Functions

  • Demonstrate the mental, emotional, and physical ability to work with young children and parents. Knowledge, skills and abilities to work with children with disabilities and from culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to plan and facilitate developmentally appropriate experiences and environments utilizing knowledge of Developmentally Appropriate Practice, NAEYC Accreditation Standards and DFPS Minimum Standards.
  • Maintains daily and routine communication both formally and informally with parents and students.
  • Shares responsibility with co-teacher to supervise and evaluate 10-15 student assistant staff and assign tasks. Plan and conduct monthly student staff meetings.
  • Provide student staff with information about individual children, child development principles and guidance issues.
  • Assist with planning and conducting parent meetings/conferences, and special center functions. Conduct one formally scheduled teacher/parent conference per semester.
  • Ability to model for and communicate with college students how to interact with, discipline, assess and plan appropriate experiences and environments for young children while also focusing on the children in the classroom.
  • Read, evaluate and provide feedback on college students' assignments.
  • Provide for the health, safety and supervision of children at all times.
  • Maintain professional ethics and positive working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, students and parents. Ability to work as a member of a professional team. Attend and participate in weekly team planning meetings and center staff meetings.
  • Maintain CPR and First Aid certification for infants, children, and adults. Adhere to the Texas Family Code 231.001 as it pertains to the abuse and neglect of young children.
  • Observe and record behavior of children in the classroom to determine needs and interests as a basis for planning and intervention. Record one formal assessment per child per semester.
  • Participate in professional development by attending conferences and professional meetings and by reading professional literature. Provide in service training for local early childhood programs.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree required; Teacher certification preferred. Two years teaching experience required.

Student Assistants

We are currently taking applications for student assistants to work in the classrooms for the upcoming semester. Workstudy students are preferred but all applications will be accepted. Early childhood majors are encouraged to apply. Please check with the financial aid office to see if you qualify for workstudy funding before applying. Click below to fill out the application. You may submit the application in the following ways:

  • Email the saved application to cdrc@ttu.edu.
  • Fax to: (806) 742-4210
  • Drop off in person at our office located in the CDRC bldg. at the corner of 15th and Akron.


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Child Development Research Center

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