Create and develop educator preparation program procedures according to TEA guidelines and ILTexas policy, then submit program application to TEA for approval. Upon approval, ensure effective program implementation to achieve program sustainability and success.
Master's Degree, Educational Leadership (preferred) Valid Texas Educator Certificate plus Principal or Mid-Management Certificate
• Knowledge of Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 228 – Educator Preparation Programs (EPP) compliance requirements
• Researching, developing and drafting policies and procedures to implement systems and structures for all area of EPP components ensure they align with TEA guidelines in regards to coursework and certification requirements
• Considerable knowledge of TEA/State Board for Educator Certification statues and regulations related to educator preparation
• Knowledge of national Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation standards - Required License/Registration/Certification
• Experience with certification credentialing related to teacher education
• Evidence of administrative and budgeting abilities, experience with assessment, curriculum design and alignment.
• Manage the overall operations including, but not limited to; assisting and advising students, curriculum and student observations, creating materials and strategies for program.
• Ability to use software to develop complex reports, spreadsheets, and databases
• Effective organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated leadership skills that emphasize collaboration, teamwork and facilitation
• Flexible 40-hour work week as evenings and Saturdays may be required to accommodate student need
Five (5) years of professional experience in instruction, curriculum design and school administration including budget management Previous experience as a Program Coordinator
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Coordination, Implementation and Management of Educator Preparation Program
1. Research, manage and review all aspects of the application process ensuring all TEA guidelines have been met
2. Collaborate with various departments to meet the curriculum goals of a successful EPP
3. Maintain open and frequent communication with TEA, school administrators and support problem solving to ensure effective program implementation
4. Establish systems and structures for the clinical components of the program ensuring they align with coursework and certification requirements
5. Develop and implement effective processes for selecting and training mentors and field supervisors
6. Develop policies and procedures, organize, coordinate, create and conduct trainings relevant to program needs
7. Foster an inclusive and collaborative culture ensuring all participants feel valued, supported and inspired to innovate the program in way that will hold a transformational impact on students.
8. Keep updated records and create reports or proposals to support the growth and development of the program
9. Create presentations, summaries and helping materials to ensure better communication and district- wide understanding of the program.
10. Responsible for all aspects of EPP and certification process, including working with program candidates, ILTexas staff and TEA
11. Screen all candidates to verify they have met all requirements to enter program, then upon completion they obtain certification
12. Develop and teach courses within the curriculum in a manner that facilitates student learning
13. Responsible for all aspects of the certification process
14. Responsible for all components of the pre-service training program, including; design, implementation, evaluation and continuous improvement
15. Find, vet, interview, contract and supervise instructors for pre-service training
16. Provide diverse clinical practical experiences for candidates, through thoughtful compliance with state and national accreditation standards governing the profession, the collection and analysis of candidate progress data and supporting candidates in all aspects of the certification process
17. Initiate, track, review and monitor status of students and all associated documentation, including required clearances and eligibility documents
18. Implement student disciplinary and professional development plans as needed
19. Communicates with students via e-mail, phone calls, and face-to-face meetings regarding state teacher/educator exams, exam registration process, exam preparation resources, exam approval requirements as well as TEA rules and standards.
20. Schedules practice tests and other test preparation workshops
21. Prescribes remedial measures for students who need to retake practice tests or state exams.
22. Creates and updates lists of test preparation resources for all subject areas and ensure lists are readily available to students
23. Engage in professional development to maintain knowledge and skills in the area of responsibility
24. Conduct information sessions
25. Address program participants' programmatic issues related to the teacher preparation program
26. Serve as the primary professional point of contact for teacher candidates during preservice training
27. Develop a long-term vision and strategic plan for the continued development of the EPP and its integration with the education landscape of ILTexas
28. Manage the budget ensuring funds are allotted in line with programmatic priorities Policy, Reports, and Law
29. Implement policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policy in area of business operations.
30. Be accountable for the performance of program candidates in the TExES examinations
31. Maintain the ILTexas Service Center status under the state accountability system for educator preparation programs, as “Accredited through compliance with program state and federal requirements.
32. Assist with the curriculum audits and compliance with local, state and national standards
33. Meet regularly with administrators to update on program progress, participant success rate and base support
34. Stay current on accreditation, certification, licensure, credentialing regulations obtaining to program and active participants.
35. Maintains compliance with all state regulations, grant requirements meets deadlines and budgets accordingly
36. Interprets and implements all current and new test policies enacted by TEA and developsnew in- house procedures where needed to satisfy TEA test policies
37. Records all practice test and state exam scores in student files
38. Compile information from various agencies and data sources for federal/state reports
39. Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required.
40. Follow district safety protocols and emergency procedures. Personnel Management
41. Prepare, review, and revise department job descriptions.
42. Develop training options and/or improvement plans to ensure exemplary operations.
43. Select, train, evaluate, supervise staff and make recommendations relative to assignment, retention, discipline, and dismissal. Additional Duties
44. Any and all additional duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.
Supervise, evaluate, and recommend the hiring and firing of the educator preparation program staff (if applicable).
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Standard office equipment including computer and peripherals
Prolonged sitting; frequent standing, kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting; may work in tiring and uncomfortable positions
Repetitive hand motions, frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching
Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds)
May work prolonged or irregular hours; occasional districtwide and statewide travel
Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress
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