This position will coordinate the Social Studies Education (SSE) Licensure M.Ed.; oversee the supervision of field experience/practica for SSE Licensure students; coordinate SSE course offerings related to the licensure program; and provide innovative leadership in program development and revision related to all SSE licensure and degree areas.
The individual hired will be appointed to a part-time (50% fte), 9-month, annually-renewable position as a Teaching Specialist or Lecturer in SSE.
Teaching, Advising, and Curriculum Development (30%)
Teach a minimum of 3 credits per academic year, courses that are part of the SSE licensure or degree programs.
Advise licensure and M.Ed. students as needed alongside SSE faculty.
Develop curricula and oversee curriculum development as needed in consultation with program faculty and to meet Minnesota professional educator licensing and standards board (PELSB) criteria and standards.
Develop and submit proposals for new courses and/or major and minor course changes in consultation with program faculty.
Supervise, mentor, and evaluate graduate assistants who supervise in the SSE initial licensure program.
Co-advise M.Ed. students in SSE as available.
Program Coordination (70%)
Coordinate initial licensure program in SSE.
Handle admissions with program faculty and academic advisers.
Recommend students for Minnesota teacher licensure.
Appoint and train supervisors and oversee field experiences.
Establish and maintain relationships with k-12 schools to locate field experiences for post-bac students and arrange the details of the contracts with the schools.
Schedule courses in consultation with program area faculty.
Provide oversight to marketing and promotion for SSE.
Facilitate PERCA and PELSB review needs.
Provide innovative leadership in program development and revision in accordance with new NCSS standards for teacher preparation for all SSE licensure areas and M.Ed. students.
Meet with Social Studies program faculty at regularly scheduled times.
Serve as SSE representative on the College’s license program lead (LPL) committee.
A Master’s degree in a relevant education field (or in the content area – see below) to be hired as a teaching Speclaist. A PhD degree in a relevant educational field is required to be hired as a Lecturer.
Licensure or previous licensure in Social Studies Education
Advanced coursework in various research methodologies common to the Social Studies.
Demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and curriculum development at the post-secondary level.
Demonstrated record of excellence in academic program development related to Social Studies teacher education or teacher development.
Prior experience supervising licensure candidates in field experiences.
At least three years of secondary teaching experience in Social Studies in k-12 schools as the teacher of record.
Evidence of scholarly accomplishments through publication and/or conference presentations related to Social Studies.
Evidence of a commitment to teaching and working with schools in multicultural urban and suburban settings.
Demonstrated current knowledge of research in Social Studies Education.
A doctorate in Social Studies Education or equivalent within the fields of Education/Social Sciences
Internal Number: 330995
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