Essential Functions: Educational Partnerships: develop and maintain strong working relationships with personnel in schools, agencies, and community organizations; collaborate with TED programs/faculty and other WSU divisions/departments involved in teacher preparationCandidate Support and Placement Management: in charge of teacher candidates' placements for clinical experiences; supervise, mentor, and evaluate teacher candidates; review their eligibility across levels for successful completion; counsel and monitor progress of struggling candidates, and design effective plans for improvementCoach and Mentor Development: help select, train, assign, and collaborate with coaches for candidates' clinical experiences; work with district/building personnel to select, train, and assign school teachers as mentors to candidates; conduct meetings and trainings for university-based coaches and school-based mentorsSeminars and Course Pairings: oversee and teach the pre-student teaching and student teaching seminars; collaborate with faculty to develop and execute clinical experience guidelines for courses paired with clinical experiences and other school/community placementsResearch Collaboration: support TED faculty research to develop and maintain viable and reciprocal projects in PK-12 schoolsProfessional Development Service: work with districts, schools, and agencies to identify and provide professional development topics and sessions; work with TED faculty to leverage research/teaching expertise for external PD offeringsOutreach and Recruitment: actively participate in the recruitment of high school students to TED teaching certification programs and of TED alumni, PK-12 teachers, and other education personnel to TED graduate programsProgram Integrity, Improvement, and Innovation: gather, analyze, and present data for accreditation, continuous improvement, and innovation; ensure compliance of teacher certification requirements and guidelines in Michigan; knowledge of certification requirements in neighboring US states and in the nearby province of Ontario (Canada)Policy and Records: collaborate with TED, university, and school personnel to develop and revise policies, procedures, and materials relevant to educational partnerships and clinical experiences; maintain/update databases of educational partners, teacher candidates, coaches, and mentors; maintain/update records for fiscal accountability and resource allocationTED Representative: represent the division/college at university, district, state, and national meetings and committees
Qualifications: Doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in Education or related field.Minimum of five (5) years of successful teaching experience in public schools. PK-12 school or district leadership experience is desirable. Higher education teaching and/or leadership experience will be considered.Experience working in urban, racially and linguistically diverse, and inclusive school settings.Ability to provide appropriate leadership to accomplish TED division goals in regards to educational partnerships and clinical experiences. Experience in the recruitment and retention of teacher candidates of color.Commitment to promote and integrate multicultural and social justice competencies in educational and work environments.Ability to work in participatory and collaborative ways and to engage in deliberative problem-solving to make sound decisions.Comfortable to engage in constructive conflict management and handle confidential information.Strong administrative, supervisory, and mentoring practices.Effective goal-setting, planning, organization, implementation, and follow-up skills.Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.Knowledge and ability to work with technology and its applications for data collection, analysis, and presentation as well as for teaching, learning, assessment, and supervision.Knowledge of teaching certification requirements, curriculum standards, and accreditation policies is desirable.
Internal Number: 76_206205
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.