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A cover letter and resume are required. The cover letter must be PAGE 1 of your resume and should:

  1. Specifically outline the reasons for your interest in the position.

  2. Outline your particular skills and experience that directly relate to this position. 

Please furnish professional references: be highly recommended by at least one professional associate (administrator, teacher, counselor).

Job Summary

Wolverine Pathways English/Language Arts Teacher 

Compensation: $35/hour This is a part-time position.

The University of Michigan Wolverine Pathways was established to increase the high school graduation rate, college acceptance and retention rates of academically promising scholars. The Wolverine Pathways teachers will provide exemplary service and expertise in their given subject area of English to the communities of Ypsilanti, Southfield and/or Detroit. They will facilitate the summer program for highly motivated rising 7th and 10th grade scholars. We are also looking for teachers to fill positions for the fall and winter Saturday sessions.


  • Teach pre-developed curriculum to highly motivated students during sixteen week summer session.  E/LA:  Saturday, June 10-Thursday, July 27. The session runs Monday-Thursday after professional development, and the week of July fourth off. 

    Session dates below: 

    June 26, 2017    Academic Day 1      8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    June 27, 2017    Academic Day 2     8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    June 28, 2017   Academic Day 3      8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    June 29, 2017   Academic Day 4      8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    July 10, 2017    Academic Day 5      8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    July 11, 2017     Academic Day 6      8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    July 12, 2017    Academic Day 7       8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    July 13, 2017    Academic Day 8      8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

July 17, 2017    Academic Day 9      8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

July 18, 2017    Academic Day 10    8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

July 19, 2017    Academic Day 11     8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

July 20, 2017   Academic Day 12     8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

July 24, 2017   Academic Day 13     8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

July 25, 2017   Academic Day 14     8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

July 26, 2017   Academic Day 15     8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

July 27, 2017   Academic Day 16     8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • English/LA areas include: middle and high school language arts, literature, writing, speaking and listening, and reading informational texts.

  • Maintain documentation of work and scholar progress in order to present as needed to scholars, parents, district facilitators, etc. 

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related specialty.

  • Certification in specialty/grade level.

  • At least 2 years experience in selected subject area.

  • Experience with project-based teaching styles.

  • Math teachers should have experience with inquiry-based teaching styles.

  • Have excellent communication and problem solving skills.

  • Desire to be an advocate for the development of students.

  • Be dynamic and creative in the implementation of lessons.

  • Must be able to attend pre-session training day and professional development sessions. 

  • Specific ability-based competencies include: communicating with diverse groups; displaying tact and courtesy; maintaining confidentiality; setting priorities; being attentive to detail; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; and the ability to work as part of a team.

Desired Qualifications*

  • At least 4 years experience in selected subject area.

  • Rated “highly effective” on school evaluations.

  • If a high school teacher, experience with ACT/SAT preparation facilitation.

Additional Information

  • Classes of 20 or fewer.

  • All scholars are application vetted honor roll students.  

  • Teaching sites located in Ypsilanti, Southfield, and Detroit.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.