The Support for Teacher Education Programs Office coordinates all activities concerning teacher preparation programs that include field placements and lead to licensure. The STEP Office is responsible for the placement of students for field experiences and student teaching, administration, oversight and organization of the teaching performance assessment, and relationships with school and district partners.
The Performance Assessment Coordinator manages many day-to-day aspects of the STEP Office, including all aspects of the performance assessment for licensure (currently edTPA), oversight of the data monitoring that occurs in the office, and placement of students in field placements leading up to student teaching. This work is coordinated with the STEP Director and the Dean's Office. The assignment includes meeting with students, faculty, and cooperating teachers to provide training and support.
The Assessment Coordinator administers all aspects of the performance assessment under the direct supervision of the Director. These aspects include training faculty in best practices, overseeing equipment distribution, teaching students how to complete and upload the assessment using LiveText, attending monthly meetings of state performance assessment coordinators, ensuring that supervisors and cooperating teachers fully understand their roles, and meeting with students in small groups or one-on-one to provide support and guidance.
The Assessment Coordinator is a liaison with school districts and faculty to arrange field placements for students in pre-clinical and Clinical I courses. This includes developing and maintaining relationships, monitoring the submission of clearances and other documentation, and participating in the work of the Professional Development School Network.
Master's Degree in education-related field (Bachelor's degree in Education with Masters in another field is acceptable)
Certification as NJ educator; Knowledge of PK-12 educational systems; experience as a full time teacher is preferred
Knowledge of performance assessment systems, including edTPA
Strong skills in the use of technology, including proven ability to learn new technological systems. Current technology includes Microsoft Office, SWIVL, LiveText, Qualtrics, and Google Drive - experience in these is preferred.
Ability to work collaboratively and cultivate relationships with school district personnel and faculty; ability to assist and provide for the needs of students and department coordinators.
Effective oral and writing skills
Qualified candidates should apply online and submit a letter of interest, resume (CV), as well as the names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin May 10. Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of background and reference checks.
To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.
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The College of New Jersey, founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, is primarily an undergraduate and residential college with targeted graduate programs. TCNJ's exceptional students, teacher-scholars, staff, alumni, and board members constitute a diverse community of learners, The College of New Jersey, founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, is primarily an undergraduate and residential college with targeted graduate programs. TCNJ's exceptional students, teacher-scholars, staff, alumni, and board members constitute a diverse community of learners, dedicated to free inquiry and open exchange, to excellence in teaching, creativity, scholarship, and citizenship, and to the transformative power of education in a highly competitive institution. The College prepares students to excel in their chosen fields and to create, preserve and transmit knowledge, arts, and wisdom. Proud of its public service mandate to educate leaders of New Jersey and the nation, the College will be a national exemplar in the education of those who seek to sustain and advance the communities in which they live.