UChicagoUTEP Induction Coach
Hyde Park Campus
12730 UEI - UCTEP
About the Unit
The University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program (UChicagoUTEP) is in search of a new staff member to join its growing team. UChicagoUTEP is an innovative degree (MAT) and certification program geared towards preparing excellent teachers to work in urban public schools. The program, entering its fifteenth year, is administered by the Urban Education Institute and Graham School of General Studies at the University of Chicago.
The UTEP Induction Coach will join a diverse faculty of teacher educators, all of whom are experienced urban classroom teachers. Within the UTEP faculty, the UTEP Induction Coach will join an existing team of Induction Coaches who meet regularly to deepen their Induction practice as it applies to novice teachers in Chicago Public Schools. The primary responsibility of the UTEP Induction Coach will be to provide in-classroom professional development and coaching to approximately 15 recent graduates of UChicagoUTEP who are in their first three years of teaching in Chicago Public Schools and are working in K-8 classrooms. In addition, the UTEP Induction Coach will be a co-instructor of one course in the UTEP residency that is focused on job-preparedness and the transition to full-time classroom teaching.
We are looking for candidates who share UTEP's commitment to a justice-oriented, anti-racist approach to teaching and learning. The ideal candidate has experience teaching in CPS (or other urban district) and has an understanding of (and experience with) teaching and learning in classrooms across the K to 8th grade spectrum. In addition, the ideal candidate has experience – formal or informal – in a teaching or coaching role with other adults (e.g. as a grade-level team leader, adjunct instructor/teacher educator, instructional coach, etc). This is a term-limited position funded for the FY19 fiscal year. The position will end on June 30, 2019.
- Provide in-classroom professional development and coaching to approximately 15 recent graduates of UChicagoUTEP who are in their first three years of teaching in Chicago Public Schools and are working in K-8 classrooms.
- Serve as Co-instructor of one course in the UTEP residency that is focused on job-preparedness and the transition to full-time classroom teaching.
- Demonstrated abilities in classroom teaching, K-8 curriculum, and building and maintaining caring, critical classroom communities in urban schools required.
- Demonstrated commitment to a justice-oriented, anti-racist approach to teaching and learning is required.
- Knowledge and practice in designing and implementing high quality classroom workshop models is required.
- Demonstrated deep understanding of child-centered instruction, creating supportive classroom environments, and linking theory to practice required.
- Excellent interpersonal, communications, both written and verbal and collaborative skills required.
- Excellent organizational skills required.
- Knowledge of online communications required.
- Valid driver's license and access to transportation due to traveling required.
- Knowledge of UChicagoUTEP is preferred.
- Ability to communicate effective in both academia and school/clinical environments is preferred.
Education, Experience, and Certifications:
- Bachelor's degree or higher in education or education-related field required.
- Master's degree in education or education-related field preferred.
- At least five years of teaching experience, preferably in Chicago Public Schools or similar large urban school district required.
- Extensive experience and knowledge of elementary school state standards required.
- Formal experience with mentoring and coaching other teachers strongly preferred.
- Experience working with primary grade children and teachers (K-3) is preferred.
- Cover Letter
- Writing Sample
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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