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EdTPA Faculty Coordinator

Monday, April 14, 2014  
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EdTPA Faculty Coordinator

Primary Category:  Faculty

Type of Position:    Half-time

Education Requirement:  Master’s degree, PhD or EdD preferred

Summary:

Half-time position in the Education Department; Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in teacher preparation program; serve as edTPA resource to students, faculty, staff, PK-12 educators and administrators; Assistant professor rank; Day and evening courses.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

-Teach half-time load of classes in teacher preparation program, day and evening classes on campus and possibly future off-campus sites

 -Facilitate work to connect edTPA to Rockford University teacher education standards and the Common Core Standards

-Support faculty use of edTPA data and evidence to inform program improvement

- Assist in redesign of Elementary Education program as well as any future program redesigns required by the state of Illinois, including implementation of edTPA skills into coursework

-Provide professional development in edTPA training and scoring for TEP members, adjuncts, and student teaching supervisors as needed

-Communicate and collaborate with 2-year partner programs (RVC, HCC) regarding course alignment and edTPA backmapping

- Work as part of the Education Unit with the guidance of the Unit Head to coordinate and manage curriculum, courses, texts, and standard assessments

- Coordinate instruction and clinical experiences in accordance with the teacher preparation program standards

-Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities in working with faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds including academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation, and disabilities

Education and Experience:

-Master’s degree in Education with five years of experience

- PhD or EdD preferred

-Classroom teacher

-Reading teacher

-Reading leadership such as a reading coach or principal

-Five years of experience in the above categories

-Active involvement in professional organizations

-College-level teaching experience preferred

-Experience with EdTPA implementation required

Qualifications: 

-Evidence of strong verbal and written communication skills

-Demonstration of teaching effectiveness

-Evidence of scholarly abilities

-Understanding of diverse populations

- Evidence of continued professional development

Physical Demands:

- Ability to travel to off-campus sites for supervision and community outreach

Work Environment:

- Professional environment

- Must be able to attend meetings and events outside normal working hours

How to Apply/Contact:

Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to Professor Jean Harezlak, Unit Head and Chair, Education Department, Rockford College, 5050 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108 or jharezlak@rockford.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


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