Director of Teacher Preparation (FA318)

Virginia, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 07, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Company Description:

A comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts foundation, Longwood has a distinctive mission to develop citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good of society. Founded in 1839, Longwood is the third-oldest public university in Virginia.

Longwood is part of the proud tradition of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Roughly one hour's drive from Charlottesville, Lynchburg, and Richmond, Longwood is located in the historic two-college community of Farmville. Longwood currently has approximately 4,800 undergraduate and graduate students and 37,000 alumni. It maintains affiliations with the neighboring Robert Russa Moton Museum of civil rights history and the Longwood Center for Visual Arts, a nationally accredited university art museum. A member of the Big South Conference, Longwood competes at the NCAA Division I level.


Job Description:

Longwood University invites qualified applicants to apply for the position of Director of Teacher Preparation. The  Director of Teacher Preparation (DTP) will manage the Office of Teacher Preparation (OTP). This office bridges teacher preparation programs in the Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences (CCCAS) and the College of Education and Human Services (CEHS) and leads all teacher preparation assessment. The DTP is responsible for implementing and assessing all CAEP-related processes at both initial and advanced levels.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Conducts unit-wide assessment across all initial and advanced licensure and endorsement programs
  • Supervises OTP staff
  • Ensures co-construction of mutually-beneficial P-12 school and community partnerships
  • Implements methods for measuring program impact
  • Implements unit-wide recruitment strategy and coordinating student recruitment
  • Coordinates student advising across elementary, elementary/middle, and Special Education programs
  • Collaborates with program coordinator on advising of students leaving elementary, elementary/middle, or special education licensure tracks
  • Oversees compliance with all federal and state legislative policies for initial and advance licensure and endorsement programs
  • Leads Professional Educators Council and Interdisciplinary Teacher Preparation Committee
  • Works collaboratively with college deans, department chairs, and university faculty
  • Serves as university licensure officer
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Doctoral Degree or Master's Degree with equivalent training and work experience required; Doctoral Degree in an Education-related field preferred
  • Experience in post-secondary education and/or K-12 public schools as a faculty member, supervisor, administrator, or related position
  • CAEP-related experience
  • Experience with data collection and management for quality assurance
  • Familiarity with Virginia teacher licensure requirements
  • Effective presentation, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, collaboration, and time-management skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn with minimal training Banner, Degree Works, Tk20, Via, Sharepoint, Watermark, and Google applications
  • Licensure in K-12 subject areas preferred
  • Experience working with university students preferred


Additional Information:

This position is a full-time, administrative & professional faculty, exempt position. Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position. Salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience. A successful criminal background investigation is required. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Longwood University will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of accommodations in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application. If, however, you require accommodations in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 434-395-2074 or

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Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, position posted 7/7/2021. To apply for this position, qualified applicants must complete the online information section and questions, and attach (under Resume) a letter of interest, resume, unofficial transcript, a copy of current teaching license, and names and contact details of three references.