Teacher Education Director, Colorado Mountain College

Job description

The Teacher Education Director leads the college-wide Teacher Education Program, which includes continuous improvement and ongoing assessment to embody best practices and advancements in student preparation for teaching in rural, mountain school systems. The program is present in multiple locations; Glenwood Springs, Vail Valley at Edwards, Leadville, Breckenridge and Dillon. The Director will office in Glenwood Springs or Vail Valley at Edwards; travel to the other program locations throughout the CMC service area will be necessary as well as additional travel at times for professional meetings.

Responsibilities include building the program to meet increasing demands for talented, dedicated teachers, developing sustainable employment systems, building lasting educational partnerships, and the necessary policies to foster ongoing development of a top quality teacher education preparation system. The Teacher Education Director is responsible for the instructional coordination and supervision of the delivery of educational programs with an emphasis on quality instruction and continuous improvement of student learning in alignment with CAEP accreditation standards. The position recruits and supervises full and part time faculty, supports faculty in instructional objectives, handles programming and course scheduling, coordinates practices with district school systems, oversees instructional budgets and risk management as well as other duties related to the administration of educational programs. This position works in concert and reports to the Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working in a culturally diverse environment and the ability to effectively work with students, employees, vendors and community members having diverse backgrounds.

Candidates with Spanish language abilities may be given preference.

View/Download the position description for the Teacher Education Director at www.coloradomtn.edu/employment


Education and experience sufficient for the rigors of the position. Examples of ideal qualifications include: A minimum of a Master’s in Education. Doctorate in Educational Supervision, Leadership, Higher Education Administration, or related field in education from an accredited institution is preferred. A   minimum of 5 years’ experience in educational leadership or administration required.  Experience in teacher preparation with knowledge of Colorado requirements is preferred.  Experience in K-12 school settings is required.

Knowledge of accreditation procedures, program assessment practices, strategic planning, program development, student admission requirements, student mediation procedures, Colorado teacher licensure, program and departmental budgeting essential. Ability to develop positive working relationships with college administration and staff, faculty, students, and school district personnel, act as liaison with the Colorado Department of Higher Education, the Colorado Department of Education, CAEP, regional school officials, postsecondary officials, and other educational entities, develop assessment programs for teacher education, establish student internships, and teacher education preparation guidelines essential.

Apply online at www.coloradomtn.edu/employment: Please submit the required letter of interest, resume, list of three professional references and transcripts. To be considered for a full-time faculty position, transcripts must be included with application material. Please do not send official transcripts; please use copies for application purposes.

CMC is an EOE committed to diversifying its workforce.

Review of application material will begin May 7, 2018.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/16/2018
Application Due: 6/15/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Hiring Salary Range: $77,071 - $85,635