The College of Education & Human Development, Department of Educator Preparation Program, seeks candidates for Teaching Specialist positions for Fall, 2019.Teaching Specialists are experienced educators who work with teacher candidates to develop their knowledge, skills, attitudes, dispositions and classroom effectiveness. Key responsibilities include:
Serving as liaison between the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) and local schools;
Developing a relationship with the site school leadership that supports and enhances TAMU-SAâ™s mission and goals;
Discussing with the Cooperating Teacher and the student a strategy and time-line for meeting course requirements;
Directly observing TAMU-SA students at their assigned schools;
Providing on-going feedback to students regarding lesson plans, observations, etc.
Arranging and conducting appraisal and assessment meetings to encourage and facilitate the professional growth of the teaching candidate;
Attending required professional development opportunities;
Providing support, guidance, and oral/written feedback to enhance the studentsâ™ development as a classroom teacher;
Meeting with candidates and cooperating teachers throughout the semester to ensure clinical teaching success;
Conducting all assigned observations and write-ups within the identified timeframe;
Remediating difficulties or differences which may arise and impact the teacher-in-training;
Aiding students in improving their professional decision-making abilities through critical self-reflection and self-analysis;
Submitting all required reporting documents in a timely fashion; and
Communicating immediately with TAMU-SA Educator Preparation Program (EPP) personnel if there are serious concerns about the performance or conduct of a teacher-in-training.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Master's degree in field relevant to the position.
Valid Texas teaching certificate.
Relevant and current job experiences.
Skills, flexibility and experience to design effective learning activities.
Five years of experience as a classroom teacher and/or school administrator.
Awareness and understanding of current teaching strategies.
Ability to work with the public in a pleasant, cooperative, collaborative manner.
Ability to travel to multiple school settings within a target area.
Commitment to working with multicultural populations and an awareness of issues affecting women and minorities.
Ability to navigate the Universityâ™s website and enter data.
For questions regarding this position contact Administrative Associate Ms. Aurora Hernandez at email@example.com.
Finalists will be required to provide three current, original letters of recommendation to the Search Committee Chair at the address below. The letters should be less than one year old and should bear the writer's actual signature. Prior to issuing a letter of appointment, official transcripts must be received directly from each degree-granting institution by the department. We cannot accept transcripts issued directly to the candidate. If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator. E-scripts and E-recommendations will be considered IF emailed directly firstname.lastname@example.org .
Teaching Specialist Position c/o Aurora Hernandez Texas A&M University-San Antonio Department of Educator Preparation Program College of Education and Human Development One University Way San Antonio, TX 78224
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