Occupational Category (Staff Positions Only): Professional
Hiring Salary: Monthly-Staff
Department: Office of the Dean - College of Education
Bachelor's degree in Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Administration, or a related field. Master's degree preferred. Current Texas teacher, counselor, and mid-management/principal certifications preferred. Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS) Appraiser certification, and completed T-TESS Training-of-Trainers preferred. Three years of service as a K-12 classroom teacher, or experience in a related field. Five years administrative experience as a k-12/higher education administrator, progressive responsibility desirable.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Performs complex administrative and supervisory program work for the 4+1 TEACH program within the College of Education.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Creates Mentor and Resident Guidelines and revises as necessary in response to data analysis, Texas Administrative Code changes, and program needs. Interviews, hires, and places Full-Release Mentors (FRM). Ensures each FRM maintains required Texas educator certifications. Monitors residents' progress in the 4+1 TEACH program and ensures successful completion of internships. Conducts regular check-ins with FRMs and district personnel to monitor residents' progress to internship goals. Ensures FRMs and district personnel complete required evaluations and keep appropriate records that meet Texas Administrative Code specifications. Monitors and interprets State Board for Educator Certification rules in Texas Administrative Code to ensure that residents' internships meet the outlined requirements. Evaluates the design of the residency phase of the program to ensure compliance and revises the design of the residency as changes are made to internship rules. Supervises residents and intervenes in cases of unsuccessful internships. Coordinates with school district personnel (principal and human resources officials), Texas Education Agency staff, SHSU Registrar's office, and university faculty to ensure that Texas Administrative Code, Texas Education Code, and university policies are followed. Serves as second and authoritative T-TESS appraiser for interns when needed. Makes final judgements as to the success of residents' internships and provides recommendations for issuing Texas Educator certifications. Supervises Full Release Mentor's duties. Prepares and monitors budget for Site-based Mentor stipends, Principal's Academy, and residents' professional development. Designs and executes the Principal's Academy, a professional development support service for current partner district administrators. Trains Full-Release and Site-based Mentors in the T-TESS instrument to ensure it is implemented with fidelity. Maintains T-TESS Appraiser and Trainer-of-Trainers Certifications. Plans, designs, and presents Mentor and Resident Orientations. Coordinates SHSU and district partner personnel needed to effectively present orientation. Coordinates 4+1 Job Fair and assists interns with securing teaching positions. Serves as the point-of-contact for principals interested in hiring residents. Negotiates and executes memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with partner districts. Coordinates with partner district personnel to negotiate terms for video recording in classrooms and site-based Mentor stipends. Lias with partner districts to make modifications to MOUs after execution, as necessary. Analyzes data to ensure MOUs are implemented with fidelity. Contributes to annual reports required by the US Department of Education. Analyzes and reports on data related to residents' success in the residency phase of the program. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 23701
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 130 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The Measure of a Life is its Service", echoes across SHSU's six colleges and beyond its Texas campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. Named for Sam Houston, Texas' greatest hero, SHSU continually strives to honor its historical roots through academic excellence that includes exceptional teaching from faculty members who care as much about their students' success as they do about furthering the knowledge of their fields. While embracing its legacy, SHSU also strives to meet the needs of contemporary students, both traditional and online. With over 20 bachelor's and graduate degrees available entirely online, and more in development each semester, SHSU Online is quickly becoming one of the best online universities in Texas.