Drew University is seeking a Coordinator of Clinical Partnerships and Candidate Assessment in the Teacher Education Department. The individual will develop and maintain relationships with New Jersey public schools and secure placements for clinical internships, a required component of the Master of Arts in Teaching program. In conjunction with this work, the person will supervise and train cooperating teachers and field supervisors. Additionally, the position is responsible for the collection of data related to accreditation, especially data related to clinical work, and the overall coordination of candidate assessment and certification. This is a full-time, 12-month staff position with some teaching responsibilities.
Secure placements and supervisors for clinical interns (20-40 per year), train and oversee supervisors and cooperating teachers, and conduct field orientations for interns and their mentors
Coordinate edTPA and offer workshops for candidates
Create and maintain clinical partnerships, including annual review and signing of MOUs with school districts
Act as certification officer and facilitate candidate applications for state certification
Collect and analyze assessment data, including management of TK20 and support of faculty use of the system, and coordinate efforts to collect and analyze data from the field to support program review and accreditation needs
Teach courses in the teacher education department per year
Required Skills & Abilities:
Successful applicants must have facility with data collection and analysis and a willingness to learn technological systems that support candidate assessment. They must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with school-based personnel, as well as with field supervisors. The ability to manage personnel, as well as multiple projects, is a key part of the job. Because the program is evolving and growing, the program director appreciates individuals who think entrepreneurially and work collaboratively to develop new systems, programs, and pathways to creating excellent teachers. Applicants should be able to teach in one or more of the following areas: instructional methods, assessment, special education, English as a second language/bilingual education, technology, or content pedagogy.
Education and Experience:
Applicants must have a master’s degree (doctorate preferred) in education or a related field and should have experience teaching, supervising, and/or providing professional development to teachers. Experience in accreditation and facility with Tk20 is desirable.
About Drew University:
Drew University, located on a beautiful, wooded,186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,100 students with 145 full-time faculty members. Over 35% of our undergraduate students are from underrepresented groups, and we were recently ranked 19th among baccalaureate institutions for the number of international students enrolled. The Theological and Caspersen Schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers bachelor’s degrees in 32 disciplines.
Drew is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship and hands-on learning that successfully prepares students for their futures. Students regularly connect with local communities, and because of our proximity to New York City, we are home to multiple New York Semester experiences for our undergraduate students: Wall Street, United Nations, Contemporary Art, Communications and Media, Social Entrepreneurship, and New York Theatre. The University also houses the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti, the Center for Global Education, the Center for Civic Engagement, the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, and the United Methodist Archives and History Center. Drew also recently received a multi-year grant to transform teaching and learning in the humanities by incorporating emerging digital technologies, methods, and pedagogies.
To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, a successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. These positions are subject to a background check.