Student Teaching Specialist, Math Education
Job no: 499364
College / VP Area: College of Arts & Sciences
Work type: Staff
Categories: Full Time, Trainers & Educators
PAY GRADE: 31E
CONTEXT OF THE JOB:
The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at the University of Delaware is nationally recognized for its exceptional educational experiences and for integrating instruction, research, and public engagement. With 24 academic departments in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, more than 25 centers, programs, and institutes, and featuring outstanding research and teaching facilities, CAS serves over 7,500 students, is supported by approximately 400 staff, and maintains annual operating expenditures of over $121M. The College’s 600 faculty members emphasize the enduring value of an arts and sciences education and a deep commitment to excellence in scholarship and all forms of creative and intellectual expression, with sponsored research expenditures totaling more than $38.6M per fiscal year.
The Student Teaching Specialist regularly engages in funded research partnerships with teachers in the local schools and work to continuously improve the nationally accredited secondary mathematics education program. The program has produced award-winning secondary teacher candidates, who regularly win prestigious university awards and national fellowships.
TEACHER CANDIDATE SUPPORT & SUPERVISION
- Support faculty in the supervision of secondary mathematics teacher candidates’ coursework and clinical experiences.
- Identify and implement strategies and opportunities in high-quality clinical experiences.
- Help coordinate and supervise secondary mathematics teacher candidates’ clinical experiences (MATH380) and student teaching (EDUC400).
- Attend and play a supporting role in the student teaching seminar (MATH382).
- Provide support to secondary mathematics teacher candidates on required licensure assessments.
RECRUITMENT & RETENTION
- Develop and implement a sustained plan for recruitment of mathematics teacher education candidates.
- Actively recruit and retain secondary mathematics teacher candidates.
- Actively participate in UD Blue and Golden Days and Decision Days.
- Visit local schools to recruit teacher candidates for the programs.
- Facilitate, attend, and/or lead math education recruitment events.
- Participate in additional recruitment efforts as needed.
- Develop mechanisms for retention of secondary mathematics teacher candidates.
PARTNERSHIPS & COLLABORATIONS
- Establish, maintain, and evaluate collegial relationships with schools and districts to facilitate and optimize teacher candidates’ field experiences.
- Collaborate with, and provide guidance and leadership to teacher candidates, field instructors, clinical educators, and other school and district staff in carrying out secondary mathematics education program objectives.
- Participate in professional development activities associated with the secondary mathematics teacher education program.
- Participate in mathematics-education focused activities related to UD and the State of Delaware, such as the Webber Award, Delaware Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and Delaware Mathematics Coalition.
- Participate on secondary teacher education committees and sub-committees as requested and approved by supervisor.
- Stay abreast on state and national teacher education accreditation standards (e.g., CAEP and InTASC) and their application to secondary mathematics education.
- Master’s degree, Ph.D., or Ed.D. preferred, in teacher education with at least five years of experience as a classroom mathematics teacher at the high school level.
- Certification in high school mathematics; additional experience in middle schools and/or college teaching preferred.
- Experience mentoring or supervising preservice teachers.
- Knowledge of current and emerging research and best practices in teacher preparation, mentoring, and clinical experiences and their application to teacher preparation.
- Knowledge of current and emerging research around educational policies related to secondary mathematics education and their application to teacher preparation.
- Experience with formative assessment and student performance data to improve secondary mathematics teacher candidates’ instruction.
- Knowledge of state and national mathematics education content standards and assessments and their application to curriculum and instruction.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to communicate effectively with clinical educators, administrators, University faculty, and field instructors.
- Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value.
- Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures and backgrounds.
Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.
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