The Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota invites nominations and applications for a Special Education Teacher Preparation Leader position in special education. This is a full-time, annually renewable, 9-month (plus one additional summer month in 2018), non-tenure-track Professional and Administrative position in a nationally-ranked program within a highly regarded department and college of a major research university. The start date for this position will be August 28, 2017.
The person who fills this position will be responsible for providing instruction and leadership/service in the Special Education Teacher Preparation program. Specifically, the person in this position will teach and provide leadership in coordinating existing core special education coursework, as well as in rethinking Special Education Teacher Preparation program offerings and how they can be administered in innovative ways that align with the Special Education program’s vision for special education teacher preparation.
Instruction (70%) will include:
Teaching 18-21 credits of undergraduate- and graduate-level courses related to foundations, assessment, and instructional methods in special education.
Leadership/service (30%) will include the following types of duties:
Coordinating across multiple areas of special education licensure that access core special education courses to implement, evaluate, and, as needed, revise and refine the curriculum
Providing quality oversight of core special education coursework taught by adjunct or doctoral instructors, including working with Office of Teacher Education (OTE)/Dean’s office on documentation required for hires
Communicating with external school partners/advisory board members
Attending and participating in Special Education faculty meetings, department meetings, and licensure meetings (Special Education and OTE) as relevant
Serving as a liaison between the Special Education program and the University of Minnesota Office of Teacher Education (OTE)
Contributing to preparation for state and national accreditation reviews
Representing the Special Ed Program to the Minnesota Dept of Education and Board of Teaching
Student advising as needed
If hired as a Teaching Specialist, ABD or MEd/MA (in special education or a closely related field).
If hired as a Lecturer, earned doctorate with at least one graduate degree in special education or a closely related field.
School-based teaching or related experience with students with disabilities.
Familiar with state teacher licensure requirements.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity.
Demonstrated commitment to evidence-based instructional practices and data-based decision making.
Capacity to work cooperatively with others within the department, college, university, and community.
One year B-21 teaching experience (as teacher of record) in special education.
Advanced academic preparation (Masters or more) in teacher education or in field (if undergraduate teacher education licensure program only was completed).
Special education teacher license.
More than one year B-21 teaching experience (as teacher of record) in special education.
Strong record of teaching, leadership, and service experience in a university setting.
Experience working in the areas of developmental disabilities, emotional/behavior disorders, and/or learning disabilities.
Strong understanding of curriculum concepts and processes.
Strong understanding of teacher training in clinical settings.
Experience with advising and/or supervision of teacher candidates in the field.
About Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota
The College of Education and Human Development is one of the top ranked professional schools of education in the nation. We are a more inclusive, nationally distinctive college that explores education and human development across the life span to increase the intellectual synergy and cooperative inquiry required to address the complexity of educational and social issues facing children, youth, and... families in the 21st century. Located in the culturally diverse cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the University offers unique opportunities for research and participation in varied cultural communities. Additional information about the college and the department can be found at: http://cehd.umn.edu.