Summary of Duties: Direct unit operations for the Office of Field Services and Certification. Develop, plan, organize and direct the placement and supervision of student teacher interns statewide and overseas. Work collaboratively with constituents both internally and externally in the implementation of policies and procedures related to intern assessment, evaluation, and data gathering. Position will provide feedback and input on legislation and policies with statewide impact. Conduct supervisor and mentor teacher training programs. Plan and oversee the budget. Direct management of student teaching records.
Administration and Supervision (70%) - Develop and administer policies and procedures for placement and supervision of field experiences that align with state requirements. Coordinate policies and implementation of the State of Washington's Education Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA). Plan and implement development and training of approximately 25 site-based field coordinators and supervisors in the placement and supervision of WSU pre-service teachers in K-12 schools statewide. Compile and edit student and cooperating teacher handbooks for field experiences. Gather and report statistical data related to the professional preparation program, including but not limited to the Educational Benchmark Incorporated, Student Exit Survey and edTPA.
Coordination of Field Placements (20%) - Coordinate seminars for TCH_LRN 415 Student Teaching. Coordinate MIT 571 and 573 field placements. Initiate and maintain communication for overseas placement opportunities. Screen, place and supervise overseas student teachers and provide instruction/seminars. Coordinate and oversee field related courses for elementary and secondary education and for the Masters in Teaching program.
Liaison to Teacher Education Program (5%) - Serve on department, college, campus and state wide committees. Plan and coordinate three annual state-mandated Professional Education Advisory Board (PEAB) meetings. Represent WSU on the state edTPA committee. Participate and attend WACTE and WACTE Field Directors meetings. Attend all teaching program meetings (Elementary and Secondary Program meetings, etc). Collaborate closely with the Director of Teacher Education.
Other Duties (5%) - Develop and oversee budget/fiscal records for field services and student teaching. Oversee payments to mentor teachers in K-12. Monitor tuition waiver program for participating K-12 schools in Whitman/Asotin counties. Conduct employee evaluations and other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications: Positions require a Bachelors degree in a relevant field and six (6) years of progressively responsible relevant experience, which has included at least three (3) years of managerial experience. A Masters degree in a related field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Education and experience can be tailored to fit the specific organizational entity/directorial assignment.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus. With a new President (Dr. Kirk Schulz began as the University’s 11th president in June 2016) and a new Vice President of Finance and Administration (Stacy Pearson started in March 2017); the University community is energized and excited.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carne...gie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with its Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.