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Multiple Subject Program Coordinator

Application Window

Open date: April 28th, 2021

Next review date: Monday, May 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Masters of Arts in Teaching Program is a 14-month program that leads to both a teaching credential and master’s degree. Elementary candidates engage in 3 quarters of fieldwork and student teaching and complete an action research project. The curriculum of the MAT program is organized around five core commitments: Equity, learning from practice, teaching and learning in the content areas, understanding learning and learners, and leadership.

We are seeking a program coordinator with knowledge of curriculum, pedagogy and current research in effective teacher preparation or related areas. The position will be 100% and include both administrative and lecturer responsibilities. The program coordinator teaches a 4-unit fieldwork course in the fall and organizes student teaching seminars in winter and spring quarters. Additional teaching may be required as needed. The position is expected to start during the summer of 2021.

BASIC FUNCTIONS

Under the supervision of the Director of the MAT Program, the Multiple Subject Program Coordinator is responsible for the following:

  • Place student teachers in public schools settings for fieldwork and student teaching
  • Plan and conduct orientations and other events for site-based mentor teachers
  • Collaborate with faculty who teach program courses to provide smooth implementation of program requirements
  • Advise credential candidates about program requirements
  • Monitor candidates’ progress in fieldwork, course work and student teaching
  • Assist with coordination of a Teaching Performance Assessment
  • Utilize current technology to accomplish administrative duties
  • Coordinate the activities of and provide professional support for Supervisors of Teacher Education
  • Manage the collection of performance data for Supervisors of Teacher Education and conduct an end-of-year conference to evaluate performance
  • Make school site visits and act as liaison between the university and school site teachers and administrators
  • Plan and teach field-based course: ED301 Directed Elementary Field Experiences
  • Plan and teach student teaching seminars: ED304/306 Student Teaching in -Elementary Schools and Supervised Teaching in Bilingual Education
  • Review applications and conduct admissions interviews

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND AUTHORITIES

Specific responsibilities on a yearly basis include the following:

  • Placement of approximately 80 multiple subject student teachers in public schools for one co-teaching experience in the fall quarter and one student teaching assignment in winter and spring quarters
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress of the student teachers through on-going communication and collaboration with public school mentor teachers
  • Orientation and training of Mentor Teachers who host student teachers
  • Orientation, advisement, supervision and evaluation of student teachers including classroom visits to student teachers when necessary for support
  • Development, implementation and monitoring of assistance plans for at-risk credential candidates in collaboration with the MAT Program Director and Student Affairs
  • Coordination of part-time faculty who act as university supervisors
  • Participation in the evaluation of Supervisors of Teacher Education, including shared observations of student teachers and annual reviews
  • Use of various technologies to perform administrative duties related to the program
  • Participation on internal advisory and steering committees
  • Participation various district induction advisory boards
  • Organization of job fair, administrator and alumni panels, and alumni events
  • Participation in accreditation activities, including data collection and analysis, report writing and program alignment efforts.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

  • Works under the supervision of the Director of the Master of Arts in Teaching Program
  • Works with leadership team comprised of coordinators and directors
  • Works with supervisors of teacher education, faculty, and staff in the teacher credential programs
  • Works directly with school site administrators and teachers

SCOPE

  • Advises approximately 80 credential candidates each year.
  • Responsible for the management of approximately 160 student teacher placements in public school classrooms each year (2 placements per candidate).
  • Manages and assigns student teacher case load to Supervisors of Teacher Education
  • Represents the School of Education at conferences and educational organizations.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in education or a related field, preferably an administrative credential or doctorate
  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and/or related experience in public school secondary classrooms
  • Knowledge of current educational research and policy and the ability to help candidates make connections between research and best teaching practices
  • Knowledge of California Content Area Standards and Frameworks

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with and knowledge of university teacher credential programs
  • Experience with and knowledge of technology and its applications to administrative duties, and including educational technology and its applications in secondary classrooms

Application Process
Applications should be submitted online at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF06759 and must include:

  • Cover letter, summarizing your experience and qualifications for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Reflective Teaching Statement
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity
  • Names and contact information of three referees

Salary
Salary will be commensurate with experience. This position will hold split titles, Academic Coordinator and Lecturer. Term of appointments are for one year, reappointment is possible based on performance.

Inquiries about the position may be directed to Virginia Panish, Director of Teacher Education Program at vpanish@uci.edu. Administrative inquiries may be directed to Laurie Andress-Delaney, Director of Personnel at landress@uci.edu. For more information on the UCI School of Education, see www.education.uci.edu.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    Advanced degree in education or a related field, preferably an administrative credential or doctorate
    Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and/or related experience in public school secondary classrooms
    Knowledge of current educational research and policy and the ability to help candidates make connections between research and best teaching practices
    Knowledge of California Content Area Standards and Frameworks

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF06759

Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA