Drew University is seeking a Coordinator of Candidate Assessment, Clinical Partnerships, and Inservice Teacher Education in the Teacher Education Department. This role will develop and maintain relationships with New Jersey public schools and secure placements for clinical internships - a required component of the Master of Arts in Teaching program. In conjunction with this work, this role will supervise and train cooperating teachers & field supervisors and collaborate with local districts, the Drew Writing Project, and Digital Literacies Collaborative to offer professional development workshops and other inservice training for area teachers. Additionally, the position is responsible for the collection of data related to accreditation, especially data related to clinical work, and the overall coordination of candidate assessment and certification. This is a full-time, 12-month staff position with some teaching responsibilities.
Secure placements and supervisors for clinical interns (20-30 per year), train supervisors and cooperating teachers in assessment requirements and edTPA, and conduct field orientations for interns and their mentors
Collaborate with clinical partners, the Drew Writing Project, and Digital Literacies Collaborative to create and offer in-service teacher education opportunities, including AP Institutes and alumni induction programming
Create and maintain clinical partnerships, including annual review and signing of MOUs with school districts
Act as certification officer and facilitate candidate applications for state certification
Collect and analyze assessment data, including management of TK20, support of faculty use of the system, and coordinate efforts to collect and analyze data from the field to support program review and accreditation needs
Teach two courses in the teacher education department per year
Required Skills & Abilities:
Successful applicants must have facility with data collection & analysis and a willingness to learn technological systems that support candidate assessment. They must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with school-based personnel, as well as with field supervisors. The ability to manage personnel, as well as multiple projects, is a key part of the job. As the program is evolving and growing, successful candidates who think entrepreneurially and work collaboratively to develop new systems, programs, and pathways to creating excellent teachers are highly preffered. Applicants should be able to teach in one or more of the following areas: instructional methods, assessment, special education, English as a second language/bilingual education, technology, and content pedagogy.
Education and Experience:
Applicants must have a master’s degree (doctorate preferred) in education or related field and should have experience teaching, supervising, and/or providing professional development to teachers. Experience in accreditation for teacher education is desirable.
To apply, submit the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name in the subject. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Cover letter that states your interest in this position and your abilities to perform the job responsibilities
Contact information of 3 professional references
About Drew University:
Drew University, located on a beautiful, wooded,186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,100 students with 145 full-time faculty members. Over 35% of our undergraduate students are from underrepresented groups, and we were recently ranked 19th among baccalaureate institutions for the number of international students enrolled. The Theological and Caspersen Schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers bachelor’s degrees in 32 disciplines.
Drew is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship and hands-on learning that successfully prepares students for their futures. Students regularly connect with local communities, and because of our proximity to New York City, we are home to multiple New York Semester experiences for our undergraduate students: Wall Street, United Nations, Contemporary Art, Communications and Media, Social Entrepreneurship, and New York Theatre. The University also houses the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti, the Center for Global Education, the Center for Civic Engagement, the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, and the United Methodist Archives and History Center. Drew also recently received a multi-year grant to transform teaching and learning in the humanities by incorporating emerging digital technologies, methods, and pedagogies.
To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, a successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. These positions are subject to a background check.
Internal Number: hr0419-7
About Drew University
Drew University's highest priority is excellence in liberal education in a changing world environment. This priority guides the planning, implementing, and evaluating of the programs and activities of the University as well as the stewardship of its varied resources.