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University of Northern Iowa - Cedar Falls, IA

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Secondary Teacher Education Coordinator

Key Administrative Responsibilities:

• Collaborate with faculty in various teacher education programs to ensure full compliance with Chapter 79 of the Iowa Administrative Law Code, including:

-Organize and facilitate the work of specific groups of faculty to review various teacher education programs for compliance, and make recommendations for program changes

-Facilitate the change processes (curricular, managerial or administrative) that are needed to bring specific teacher education programs into compliance

• Chair the respective Teacher Education Senates and attend and help organize Teacher Education Executive Council meetings

• Serve on various internal and external committees involved with teacher education (e.g., the University Curriculum Committee, the Teacher Education standing and ad hoc committees (including serving as chairs of some of these committees), state program review committees, the Professional Development School Advisory Board, state committees and task forces as needed, etc.)

• Manage student disciplinary and appeal processes related to the teacher education program

• Oversee the maintenance and updating of basic records (e.g., curriculum exhibits, training certificates, background checks, Praxis I and II scores, applications to teacher education, state mandated team teaching hours for faculty, etc.)

• Oversee the organization and delivery of various training modules required for students (OSHA, mandatory reporters of abuse, high risk behaviors and substance abuse)

• Communicate with faculty, administrators, and students about changes in state and program requirements

• Correspond with state officials in the Iowa Department of Education and the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners regarding teacher education

• Serve as the recommending official for designated teacher education and graduate licensure programs

• Develop and implement new program requirements in response to changes in state requirements for licensure and endorsements

• Coordinate responses to requests for information from the state (the Board of Regents, Iowa Department of Education, Iowa Board of Educational Examiners, Iowa Board of Education), or other external entities (media, licensure officials from other states, etc.)

• Collaborate with the Director of Assessment and various programs to facilitate continuous program improvement

• Provide evaluations of the impact of pending legislation on teacher education

• Develop content for and oversee maintenance of the Teacher Education Webpage

• Maintain the Teacher Education Faculty rosters and listservs and the Teacher-ed-majors-minors listserv

• Facilitate filling representative membership on the Teacher Education Senates

• Facilitate the appointment of faculty representatives to Teacher Education standing and ad hoc committees

• Facilitate curriculum changes and processes in Teacher Education, including the updating of the course catalog, the curricular consultation process, the review of curricular proposals impacting teacher education, etc.

• Provide a minimum of three orientations to teacher education students each semester

• Review applications to the Teacher Education program, and determining which are acceptable

• Participate in the Teacher Education Induction Convocation

• Review student appeals for admission to teacher education courses, student teaching, or recommendations for licensure

• Provide advising to students, especially post BA students, and students who are not yet fully admitted to teacher education

• Review and approve/disapprove student requests

• Oversee the Notification of Concern system, facilitate faculty use of the system, and monitor student progress after a Notification is filed

• Respond to parent questions and concerns within the rules set by FERPA, including organizing meetings with parents when necessary

• Attend departmental and college administrative meetings to facilitate communication with faculty about compliance and other licensure issues

• Communicates with the Admissions Office, specifically staff working with transfer students

• Communicate with community college personnel regarding UNI Teacher Education program requirements

• Collaborate with institutional leaders to implement the university’s strategic plan as it relates to teacher education

Administrative Employment

• Academic Year

• One half administrative stipend for the academic year

• Summer: one month

Teaching Responsibilities

• A teaching load of nine credit hours per academic year

Education Requirements:
Associate Professor status

Required Qualifications:
• Excellent attention to detail paired with the ability to work on multiple complex tasks simultaneously

• Excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills

• Excellent collaboration skills paired with the ability to set clear limits, and move agendas forward when progress is stymied

• Problem solving skills

• Deep understanding of all aspects of the teacher education program: the licensure core, majors, and minors, the LAC, student teaching, and how all these pieces fit together

• The Secondary Teacher Education Coordinator must be generally familiar with all secondary teaching programs within the College of Business Administration, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, College of Humanities, Arts and Science and the K-12 majors: Music, Art and Physical Education and Health.

• Understanding of the licensure process, state and institutional requirements for licensure and endorsement, state rules and regulations

• Ability to consistently take a long term, holistic, and university-wide perspective on teacher education

• Extensive experience with faculty governance, especially within Teacher Education

• Ability to listen well, look for ways to compromise, and build coalitions so that needed change takes place

• A minimum of five years of extensive active involvement in Teacher Education in multiple roles (i.e., teaching, governance, and service)

Online Application Required Documents

Required Documents:
Curriculum Vita

References:
References must be filled out online during the application process; however, only professional references will be allowed.

Number of References: 3

Cover Letter:
A plain text cover letter is required.

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