A successful candidate will play an active role in FMU's existing
academic success. The Director of Teacher Education Center will
serve as the coordinator of graduate studies within the school of
education; together with the graduate program faculty, share in the
responsibility for guiding and improving graduate education within
Responsible for coordinating and implementing field
experiences/student teaching for students seeking teaching
certification, coordinating teacher education assessments and
interventions, coordinating teacher education compliance and
reporting, maintaining partnerships with area school districts to
enhance students' placement opportunities, coordinating service
learning experiences and internships in local schools and community
agencies; and responsible for student recruitment and enrollment in
undergraduate and graduate education programs.
Professional Studies Responsibilities:
Teacher Education Center Responsibilities
- Supervise and coordinate the administration and governance of
graduate studies within the graduate programs in school of
- Serve as a point of contact for graduate students enrolled in
- Act as the liaison among the graduate students, program
faculty, and partnerships.
- Communicate relevant matters to the program faculty or
committees as needed; informing the faculty of graduate
education-related policies, deadlines, and programs as appropriate;
and forwarding recommendations, nominations, and other information
from the faculty to the appropriate collegiate and Graduate School
- Provide written criteria to each student, upon entry, of what
constitutes acceptable progress through the program and the grounds
for the student’s termination from it.
- Receive, arrange for the review of, and monitor the progress of
student applications and petitions.
- Oversee the maintenance of graduate student records and the
annual student evaluation process.
- Provide periodic reports on the program and data to the
- Facilitate a program of professional development activities for
graduate students within the program.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Serve as the point of contact for local school and community
administrators, teachers, faculty, staff, and students for the
field-based Teacher Education Program courses and experiences.
- Solicit and coordinate field experience and internship
placements for undergraduate students.
- Secure placements for students in all field-based Teacher
Education Program courses including student teaching.
- Collaborate with faculty to determine the nature of the field
experiences or internship placements that students require to meet
- Actively engage in outreach to sustain and develop new
partnerships opportunities for field placement opportunities that
reflect student and faculty course goals.
- Conduct pre-placement meetings and orientations for students
- Facilitate and participate in the evaluation of student
participation, performance and work relating to field
- Maintain regular contact with supervisors of field experiences
and trouble-shooting administrative and/or placement issues with
students and faculty
- Maintain student fieldwork and academic files and records
associated with fieldwork.
- Maintain a database for tracking placements, including
fieldwork sites, site supervisors and clinical teachers; ensuring
diverse experiences and ensuring that candidates meet number of
- Initiate, track, review, and monitor status of placements and
all associated paperwork including required clearances. Collect,
maintain, and dissemination information and data related to student
clearances. Purge documentation as appropriated based on retention
- Participate in ongoing analysis of field experiences and
- Assist in the coordination, management and assessment of
service-learning experiences and internships in local schools and
- Work with department chair and department faculty to ensure
currency and accuracy in program handbooks on an annual basis and
assist with revisions and updates.
- Ability to handle information of sensitive and confidential
nature in the utmost professional manner.
- Effective analytical and decision-making skills . Excellent
communication (oral and written), organizational, and time
management skills . Effective interpersonal skills and ability to
work with diverse constituents .
- Attention to detail and adaptability to a changing environment
is extremely important as well as dependability.
- Demonstrate a high level of professionalism, initiative,
resourcefulness, and personal accountability.
- Moderate physical activity. Requires handling objects of
average-weight up to fifty (50) pounds or standing and/or walking
for more than four (4) hours per day.
- Note: In compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA),
those functions of the job which are identified essential are
required to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
Requests to facilitate the performance of essential functions will
be given careful consideration.
- This position requires a master's degree or higher in Education
or a related field.
- A minimum of 5 years of professional experience as a teacher
and/or administrator in public or private schools.
- Demonstrated record of professional development with teacher
education students or practicing teachers.
- At least one Florida Department of Education approved teacher
certification and/or leadership endorsement.
- Extensive hours and weekends will be required at times.
- Pre-Employment screening is required: criminal background-check
and drug testing.
Qualified applicants are asked to upload a cover letter of
interest, resume/curriculum vitae, and/or certifications, if
In addition to the completed application, candidates must submit a
list of three professional references (at least one from a previous
employer) that includes names and contact information. Review of
application materials will begin ASAP and will continue until the
position is filled. No phone calls please.
Florida Memorial University is an Equal Employment Opportunity