University of California, Irvine
Single Subject Program Coordinator
Recruitment Period Open May 9th, 2018 through June 10th, 2018 Description
University of California, Irvine Place student teachers in public schools settings for fieldwork and student teaching
School of Education
Single Subject Program Coordinator
The Masters of Arts in Teaching Program is a 14-month program that leads to both a teaching credential and master's degree. Secondary candidates engage in 3 quarters of fieldwork and student teaching and complete an action research project. The curriculum of the MAT program is organized around five core commitments: Equity, learning from practice, teaching and learning in the content areas, learning and learners, and leadership.
We are seeking a program coordinator with knowledge of curriculum, pedagogy and current research in effective teacher preparation or related areas. The position will be 100% and include both administrative and lecturer responsibilities. The program coordinator teaches seminars designed to support fieldwork and student teaching, as well as teaching a 4-unit course in the 3-quarter research series. The position is expected to start in beginning of summer 2018.
I. BASIC FUNCTIONS
Under the supervision of the Director of Teacher Education, the Single Subject Program Coordinator is responsible for the following:
Plan and conduct orientations and other events for site-based mentor teachers
Collaborate with faculty who teach program courses to provide smooth implementation of program requirements
Advise credential candidates about program requirements
Monitor candidates' progress in fieldwork, course work and student teaching
Assist with coordination of a Teaching Performance Assessment
Utilize current technology to accomplish administrative duties
Coordinate the activities of and provide professional support for Supervisors of Teacher Education
Manage the collection of performance data for Supervisors of Teacher Education and conduct an end-of-year conference to evaluate performance
Make school site visits and act as liaison between the university and school site teachers and administrators
Plan and teach field-based courses: ED302 Directed Secondary Field Experiences and ED307/309 Student Teaching in Intermediate/Secondary Schools.
Review applications and conduct admissions interviews
Plan and teach a course in the research sequence: ED 246 Teaching Investigation: Identifying Dilemmas of Practice
II. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND AUTHORITIES
Specific responsibilities on a yearly basis include the following:
Placement of approximately 90 single subject student teachers in public schools for one fieldwork experience in the fall quarter and one student teaching assignment in winter and spring quarters
Monitor and evaluate the progress of the student teachers through on-going communication and collaboration with public school mentor teachers
Orientation and training of Mentor Teachers who host student teachers
Orientation, advisement, supervision and evaluation of student teachers including classroom visits to student teachers at least once each quarter
Development, implementation and monitoring of assistance plans for at-risk credential candidates in collaboration with the Program Director and Student Affairs
Coordination of part-time faculty who act as university supervisors
Participation in the evaluation of Supervisors of Teacher Education, including shared observations of student teachers and annual reviews
Use of various technologies to perform administrative duties related to the program
Participation on internal advisory and steering committees
Participation various district induction advisory boards
Organization of job fair, administrator and alumni panels, and alumni events
III. WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
Works under the supervision of the Director of Teacher Education
Works with leadership team comprised of coordinators and directors
Works with supervisors of teacher education, faculty, and staff in the teacher credential programs
Works directly with school site administrators and teachers
Advises approximately 90 credential candidates each year.
Responsible for the management of approximately 90 student teacher placements in public school classrooms each year.
Manages and assigns student teacher case load to Supervisors of Teacher Education
Represents the School of Education at conferences and educational organizations.
Advanced degree in education or a related field, preferably an administrative credential or doctorate
Single Subject Teaching Credential and/or related experience in public school secondary classrooms
Knowledge of current educational research and policy and the ability to help candidates make connections between research and best teaching practices
Knowledge of California Content Area Standards and Frameworks
Experience with and knowledge of university teacher credential programs
Experience with and knowledge of technology and its applications to administrative duties, and including educational technology and its applications in secondary classrooms
Applications should be submitted on line at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04630 and must include a cover letter summarizing your interest and qualifications, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness and the names and contact information of three referees.
Salary will be commensurate with experience. This position will hold split titles, Academic Coordinator and Lecturer, in the quarter the 4 unit course is taught. The remaining quarters, it will be 100% as an Academic Coordinator.
Inquiries about the position may be directed to Virginia Panish, Director of Teacher Education Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or Director of Personnel Tammy Ho (email@example.com). For more information on the UCI School of Education, see www.education.uci.edu.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy
To apply, visit https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04630