Baton Rouge, LA
Sep 22, 2017
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Other Organizations

About Louisiana Board of Regents:

The Louisiana Board of Regents is a state agency created by the 1974 Louisiana Constitution that coordinates all public higher education in Louisiana. The Board began operations January 1, 1975, succeeding the Coordinating Council for Higher Education.  The 15 volunteer members of the Board of Regents are appointed by the Governor to six-year, overlapping terms, with at least one (but not more than two) Regents drawn from each of Louisiana’s seven Congressional districts.  In addition, the Louisiana Council of Student Body Presidents appoints one student member as its representative on the board.  Policies and decisions of the Board of Regents are administered by a full-time staff headed by the Commissioner of Higher Education.

Job Description:

The Associate Commissioner for Teacher and Educational Leadership Initiatives reports directly to the Deputy Commissioner for Planning, Research & Academic Affairs within the Board of Regents (BoR).  This is a full time, 12 month position. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Advising the BoR Deputy Commissioner for Planning, Research & Academic Affairs on issues pertaining to teacher preparation, educational leadership preparation, and PK-12 education;
  • Serving as the Director of the BoR Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITAL) whose purpose is to help improve university-based teacher and educational leader preparation programs;
  • Serving as the State Consultant and BoR contact person for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP);
  • Representing the BoR and higher education at teacher education and educational leadership related state-level meetings with universities, university systems, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE), Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE), and other state agencies;
  • In consultation with the Associate Commissioner for Academic Affairs, reviewing requests from universities and two-year colleges for new degrees/programs, and changes in existing degrees/programs to ensure that they meet BESE certification requirements and BoR requirements;
  • Applying higher education knowledge when meeting with BoR, BESE, LDOE, and other state agency staff to discuss policy changes and implementation of strategies that impact teacher preparation and educational leadership preparation;
  • Monitoring the preparation and submission of teacher preparation data for the State, ETS, Title II, and Westat by universities to ensure data accuracy;
  • Developing and implementing data bases to support State and national reports about teacher preparation and educational leadership preparation;
  • Responding to questions from legislative staff regarding policy changes to teacher and educational leadership preparation programs and fiscal impact;
  • Applying knowledge of CAEP national program accreditation and State policy changes to support universities and two-year colleges as they address changing national and state expectations;
  • Designing, developing and managing grants that impact PK-16+ education; and
  • Serving as a champion of teacher preparation and educational leadership preparation in Louisiana.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of an earned master’s degree in an education related field from a regionally accredited institution; doctorate preferred.
  • Minimum of three years of professional experience within a higher education setting in an education related field.
  • Demonstrated research related capabilities.
  • Excellent technological skills.
  • Exemplary communication skills, both oral and written.

Preferred Qualification:

  • Current knowledge about Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) national program accreditation.

Application Instructions:

The ideal candidate will be identified by December/January and the candidate selected will begin on June 4, 2018.  Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to