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To coordinate all aspects of field placement component of the elementary and secondary teacher education programs. The person in this position will also directly supervise teacher candidates in mid-level field placement settings.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Field Placement Organization: Initiate and organize early, mid-level, and culminating level field placements for teacher education candidates in Elementary; Middle School (Math, Science, Language Arts & Social Studies); Secondary (English, Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science & Social Studies); K-12 (Art, Dance and Foreign Languages-Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Russian & Spanish). Meet with school staff and HR designees to establish field placements. Coordinate the logistics and scheduling of field placements.
Field Placement Supervision / Management: Manage day to day field placement operations; coordinate the communications with school district partners, department faculty and staff; direct supervision of teacher candidates in mid-level field placement settings.
Teach the Elementary (4841 Elem. Field Experience) and Secondary (4843 Field Experience Seminar) which includes collaboration with colleagues in preparation for the Technology Certificate of Merit.
Media/Technology: Oversee Technology Certificate of Merit Program; teach students how to create an interactive lesson plan using SMART board technologies; teach students how to video record presentations; teach students how to edit video; present other classroom technologies for students to incorporate into lesson planning.
Background Checks: Security Officer for Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) background check system, which includes maintaining sensitive records and complying with MSHP audits.
Perform other duties as assigned, including but not limited to representing the education preparation program at Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), Missouri Association of School Personnel Administrators (MoASPA), and Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (MACTE) meetings and conferences as required.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Education in the School of Arts & Sciences at the Danforth Campus.
Teacher certification; must attend MSHP training for background check procedures.
Excellent teaching record.�
Minimum of 3 years of experience in PK-12 schools and/or educator preparation.
Knowledge of K-12 education environment and its needs.
Project management experience.
Experience with evaluation such as observing and interviewing.
Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing.
Ability to work effectively in collaborative settings.
Demonstrated ability to manage work and major processes.
Ability to produce high-quality work accurately, timely and independently.
Experience in public school teaching and coordinating/leadership experience.
Experience in university or college administrative support.
Experience in professional development of teachers.
Advanced degree in education or related field.
Evidence of published scholarly research in field of education.
Knowledge of research and theory that supports the use of technology for teaching and learning.
Must have knowledge of classroom technologies, including video recording and editing, SMART board technology and expertise in training.
Applicant Special Instructions:
The work is to be performed mostly from the Education Department (Seigle Hall) and at local area schools. Travel is mostly limited to local area schools or the state educational agency and occasionally to conferences or conventions within the state. The work hours are flexible, but represent a 37.5 hour / 5 day workweek schedule. There is periodic (but limited) travel for MACTE, DESE, MoASPA, and MSHP trainings in the St. Louis area, or to Lake of the Ozarks, Jefferson City or Columbia, Missouri.
The hiring range for this position is $41,301 - $52,631 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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