Along with the Education Department Chair, the candidate will serve as the New York State Education Department (NYSED) mandated contact person for all teacher certification programs at the Colleges and will hold primary responsibility for administering graduate and undergraduate certification programs, including coordinating the Teacher Education Program (TEP) and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) admissions.
Will identify, coordinate and oversee field placements for both early field and student teaching experiences for students seeking certification in one of 15 certification areas: Art, Childhood, Childhood and Students with Disabilities, Music, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and 10 subjects in Adolescent Education, as well as three MAT certification areas. Field placement oversight involves coordination with the Department Chair, faculty, and staff, along with networking and coordination with regional schools administrators and teachers, as well as data management and reporting using software management tools (e.g., tk20 by Watermark, Excel, PeopleSoft).
Will be responsible for data management, monitoring, analysis, and reporting to maintain ongoing accreditation and program registration with New York State Education Department (NYSED), US Department of Education (USDOE), and national accreditation entities (e.g., CAEP, AAQEP).
Teacher Certification Responsibilities
Along with the Department Chair, function as the official liaison (regarding NYS teacher certification) among the Education Department, HWS Registrar’s office, other academic departments, regional and local schools, NYSED, USDOE, and national accreditation bodies (CAEP, AAEQP).
Audit and process student recommendations to NYSED for teacher certification upon their successful program completion and graduation.
Coordinate with program advisors and academic advisors, and use database records to facilitate and track students’ successful completion of the TEP requirements.
Help maintain record of TEP requirements, and work with Department to verify additional courses to meet TEP academic requirements, and relay information to Registrar.
Review and assist students with TEACH (the NYSED online system for certification).
Serve as a resource about DASA (Dignity for All Student Act) and/or a contact person.
Provide information about teacher certification, including edTPA and NYSTCE exams, and out-of-state certification.
Assist TEP students and alum with inquiries related to teacher certification.
Help facilitate application process to TEP and MAT, and provide info about the programs.
Help develop print and web-based media to promote the TEP and MAT programs.
Solicit student requests for field placements and screen requests to ensure the correct configuration of placements in accordance with their certification requirements.
Contact approximately 20 regional schools to request and follow up on ~75-100 teaching placements for TEP students every semester.
Visit local schools to connect and work with school administrators, teachers, and staff, as needed.
Distribute placement information to students, faculty, and appropriate school staff.
With Department, coordinate monitoring of students' progress in their placements.
Approve completion of placement assignments by reviewing placement evaluations.
Provide information about securing college vehicles for TEP placements.
Convey student abroad information each semester to Department, and make determinations about whether students’ study abroad teaching placements meet TEP requirements.
Data Management and Other Responsibilities
Help maintain up-to-date TEP student, faculty, and school records.
Assist in conducting ongoing data management, monitoring, analysis, reporting, and auditing about program objectives and outcomes using data management software.
With Chair, prepare and file yearly reports (e.g., NYSED, Title II, CAEP/AAQEP).
With Chair and Department members, participate in the preparation of program reviews, accreditation reports and other program documentation.
Report correspondence of interest from NYSED, CAEP/AAQEP, etc., to Department
Help the Department adapt as needed to future changes in NYSED certification regulations
May be asked to coordinate and hire student workers for the Education Department.
A bachelor’s degree in teaching, education, administration or a related field, experience in education and/or educational settings and strong interpersonal, administrative and technological skills.
A master’s degree in education or its equivalent in experience. Experience within a teacher certification program is highly preferred. The ability to promote diversity within the Teacher Education Program, and K-12 teaching experience are also preferred. Experience with large scale data management and information analytics a strong plus.
This is a full-time, 10-month, benefits-eligible, administrative salaried position. Typical campus hours of work are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., although some program activities take place before and after the typical work day. This position description is not all-inclusive, as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.
About Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Located on 195 acres in the heart of New York State?s Finger Lakes Region, Hobart and William Smith are independent liberal arts colleges distinctive for providing highly individualized educations. Guided by an interdisciplinary curriculum grounded in exploration and rigor, the Colleges prepare students to think critically. In partnership with the Geneva and global communities and through robust programs in career development, study-abroad, service, leadership and athletics, the Colleges foster an environment that values global citizenship, teamwork, ethics, inclusive excellence, and cultural competence.Under the mentorship of faculty, Hobart and William Smith students gain the necessary clarity to be competitive when seeking employment. They win prestigious fellowships like the Rhodes, Gates Cambridge, Udall, Fulbright and Goldwater. They gain admittance to the best graduate programs in the country. They go on to lead lives of consequence.