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Requisition ID:  8690

Associate Teacher

Job Summary

The Associate Teacher supports the daily operations of their assigned classroom.  This includes assisting the Head Teacher in establishing and maintaining a safe and supportive classroom environment, planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate curriculum, modeling best teaching practices, and supervising other classroom staff and Purdue students.  The Associate Teacher supervises the afternoon program for children, and develops and maintains professional relationships with staff, parents and students. 




  • Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or closely related field
  • One (1) year of experience working professionally with young children (ages 3-5 years) in a group setting, including classroom teaching experience
  • Excellent planning, development, implementation and evaluation skills related to:
    • Inclusive educational programming for young children
    • Parent involvement programs
  • Ability to lift and carry 25 to 50 pounds frequently and up to 60 pounds occasionally



  • Master's degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or closely related field
  • First aid & CPR certification completed


Additional Information:

  • This posting represents multiple vacancies
  • A background check, drug screen, and a health assessment will be required for employment in this position
  • Applicants must be 21 years of age
  • Purdue will not sponsor an employment related visa for this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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