Coordinator of Special Ed Field Experiences
University at Albany - Albany, NY

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The primary responsibilities of the person in this position include setting up, coordinating, and supervising field placements and course based field assignments, as well as coordinating and leading required seminars that relate to the field experiences. Additional responsibilities include working with faculty on accreditation activities in special education, preparing and guiding students in their requirements for New York State certification including the performance assessments, monitoring student degree clearance, and collaborating on grant activities with other special education faculty.

The person hired will take a leadership role in establishing and maintaining school/university partnerships and in the training and oversight of university supervisors, meeting with field supervisors, meeting with students struggling in their placement and designing student action plans if necessary. Additional responsibilities include service on committees, participation in workshops and presentations, and occasional teaching of special education graduate courses during the academic year.

Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications :
  • Master's degree in Special Education from a college or university accredited by a U. S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • Teaching certification in Special Education
  • A minimum of 3 years classroom teaching experience in Special Education at the K-12 level
  • A minimum of two years supervisory and mentoring experience
  • Strong teaching and supervisory skills
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and proven ability to work with local school contacts
  • Applicants must address in their applications their abilities to work with a culturally diverse population.
Preferred Qualifications :
  • Doctorate in special education from a college or university accredited by a U. S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • Formal university supervision
  • Familiarity and experience with the Danielson Framework for Teaching

Additional Information:
Professional Rank and Salary Range: SL-4

Start Date: September 1, 2013

A review of applications will begin January 31, 2013 and the search will remain open until the position is filled.

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