Director of Teacher Education Programs

The Evergreen State College   •  

Olympia, WA

Industry: Education


Not Specified years

Posted 65 days ago

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Director of Teacher Education ProgramsJob Summary

We seek a creative, collaborative administrator/educator to serve as the Director for The Evergreen State College Teacher Education Programs. The Director is responsible for the Master in Teaching Program (MiT) and other programs that may be developed. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative leader who thoughtfully and intellectually engages with faculty, staff, the College and the larger MiT community in developing and sustaining a vision for the program. We are particularly interested in someone who will think with us about how to best serve those with the most at stake in public education: families and communities.

The MiT program has a commitment to addressing how public education can meet the needs of the diverse peoples who live in our democracy. We examine what it means to base teacher education and public education within a political, culturally responsive, inclusive, democratic, developmental perspective. We employ an interdisciplinary perspective that creates an integrated, inquiry-based approach to teacher development. We carefully explore how theory and practice effectively support teacher development and student learning.

The Master in Teaching degree program is transitioning to a model in which candidates earn their Washington State teacher certification in four quarters and receive support through an induction program that culminates in a Masters degree. Upcoming revisions to our MiT program will provide the MiT team with opportunities to collaborate on curricular revisions that enhance access as well as the diversity of our educator workforce, and that reinforce community networks.

Additional information about the Master in Teaching Program is located at

The Director fulfills multiple roles, including:
Outreach to Schools and Communities
• Developing and sustaining, in collaboration with MiT team, mutually beneficial and respectful partnerships with local families and communities, K-12 district partners, local schools, and educators.

Administrative Leadership
• Leading through collaboration and consultation with staff, faculty, students and administrators
• Working collaboratively with the other graduate directors, their staff members, and the graduate programs support staff
• Overseeing data collection and preparation of annual data analyses and reports to guide program improvement;
• Overseeing budgets for all teacher education programs and classes;
• Coordinating and participating in recruitment, admission, and retention activities in collaboration with MiT team;
• Supervising staff and preparing annual evaluations;
• Mediating appeals by teacher candidates.

Duties with State Agencies & Stakeholders
• Preparing college, state and federal reports;
• Representing the program to state-level entities including Professional Education Standards Board (PESB);
• Actively engaging with entities such as the Washington Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (WACTE); and
• Leading the program’s advisory board (PEAB).

• Teaching in the program, as needed;
• Working in collaboration with MiT team to ensure that all teacher education programs and classes meet state accreditation requirements and align with the program’s Conceptual Framework; and
• Providing support and coordination for the edTPA.

The Director holds a 12-month faculty position and reports to the Provost. Faculty membership at Evergreen is unranked with salary determined on a non-competitive, open scale based on earned degrees and years of relevant experience. Based on experience, the qualified candidate may be offered a continuing faculty appointment in the MiT program that is equivalent to tenure. The director part of the position is a three-year renewable contract.

Job Expectations

Collaborate regularly with MiT interdisciplinary teams and teach when necessary. Fulfill director responsibilities. Demonstrate the dispositions, knowledge and skills expected of MiT Director.

A complete list of administrative faculty & facultyresponsibilities can be found in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Minimum Qualifications

? Completed Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Teacher Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership, or a similar field;
? Evidence of skills in building and sustaining mutually beneficial and respectful partnerships with local families and communities, K-12 district partners and educators;
? Sound knowledge of education reform and current issues related to public education and teacher preparation;
? Proven ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, students and administration;
? Supervisory experience
? Demonstrated ability to maintain relationships while making difficult decisions, with attention to due process;
? Demonstrated skill in managing program and/or department budgets, working with data bases, data analysis, and data reports;
? Demonstrated experience in a leadership role in K-12 and/or higher education;
? Successful college teaching experience or equivalent work with adult learners; and
? Successful public K-12 teaching experience;
? Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

? Knowledge and expertise related to education reform, initiatives, and current issues related to public education and teacher preparation in Washington state;
? Knowledge of Washington state’s culture and systems for teacher certification and PESB’s role in governance;
? Ability to work effectively with the state legislature, state accreditation board, and other public officials;
? Experience with grant application and management;
? Experience supervising staff;
? Evidence of teaching K-12 students with inclusive, culturally and linguistically responsive strategies;
? Evidence of teaching pre-service teachers with inclusive, culturally and linguistically responsive strategies, and teaching them how to engage these strategies with their future students;
? Experience supporting edTPA;
? Inclination to work within both the non-traditional, interdisciplinary, collaborative structure of The Evergreen State College and the data-driven climate of teacher preparation;
? Experience in collaborating with others in admissions, recruitment, and retention activities;
? Demonstrated record of scholarly work and/or applied practitioner/specialist work;
? 5+ years of successful college teaching experience or equivalent work with adult learners; and
? 3+ years of successful teaching experience in the public K-12 system.

Application Instructions

? Cover Letter – this should serve as a statement of administrative philosophy and practice by speaking directly to the minimum and preferred qualifications (please use the qualifications as headers in your letter–we understand this may lead to a longer letter);
? Curriculum Vitae, including list of all current or former K-12 certifications and endorsements;
? List of 3 references with contact information (2 of which must submit letters of reference);
? 1-2 page statement of your teaching philosophy and practice;
? 1-2 page statement of experience with equity and diversity issues.

Finalists will be asked to submit a portfolio including scholarly/applied work, student evaluations, syllabi, and other materials.

About Evergreen

Evergreen is an innovative, public, liberal arts college emphasizing integrated interdisciplinary study and collaborative team-teaching throughout the undergraduatecurriculum and in three graduate programs. Teaching is the central work of the faculty at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Successful teaching at Evergreen requires broad-ranging intellectual curiosity, the ability to formulate interdisciplinary questions, and the pedagogical skills to support our diverse student population.

EEO Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

Full time/Part time Full Time Salary Information Faculty membership is unranked with salary determined on a non-competitive, open scale based on earned degrees and years of relevant experience. Posting Detail Information Number of Vacancies one Location Olympia Start Date Summer quarter, 2019 Open Date 11/16/2018 Review Start Date Review of complete applications begins January 15, 2019. The posting may close to new application materials any time after this date.