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Napa Valley Adult Education 

Coleen Petersen, Principal 

Position Description

Part-time Instructor for Citizenship Preparation Class

Pay Rate: $50.63 (credentialed)

Approximately 7 hours a week

Open until filled

Under the direction of the English as a Second Language Coordinator, the instructor will plan, carry out, evaluate and
supervise instructional activities to enable students to pass the U.S. citizenship examination and INS interview. Instruction
includes a background in U.S. history and a basic understanding of the structure of the U.S. government and awareness
of their civic potential to be a part of the political process. Additionally, instructors will deliver a curriculum that enables
listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English to help prepare adult students for the naturalization process.

Duties include:

  • Minimal Prep. (pacing guides, lesson planners, and student materials will be provided), support staff available
  • Create a welcoming environment appropriate for adult students
  • Establish good rapport with students, ESL program teachers, and support staff
  • Employ student persistence strategies as outlined by the department
  • Adhere to lesson plans and pacing guides for assigned curriculum
  • Employ a variety of appropriate instructional methods including, but not limited to, differentiated instruction and collaborative group activities to build community
  • Follow appropriate instructional practices and classroom procedures
  • Work with program team to develop and upgrade these practices through individual, department and school-wide
  • trainings, meetings and Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)
  • Support standardized testing such as: CASAS and English Literacy Civics testing
  • Maintain student records and submit necessary paperwork in a timely manner
  • Become CASAS CIT Certified
  • Education and Experience (CA Teaching Credential Required):
  • Adult Education Credential with an ESL designation (DSAE Credential)


K-12 Credential:
● Option A - Multiple Subject Credential OR
● Option B - Designated Subject (Single Subject) Credential with authorization to teach ESL and
12 hours of upper division credits in English, Languages or Communications.
Preferred: CLAD; TESOL or TEFL Certificates; specialized training or certificate


April 2024 - June 2024 & August 2024 - June 2025. Position is temporary and subject to cancellation.
Hours: Between 5 to 7 hours a week.

In Person Teaching and Location:
● Napa Valley Adult Education Main Campus 1600 Lincoln Ave: 2 days a week (W/TH) from 6:00-8:30 pm

To Apply: Please visit to apply.