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Description: Job Summary: The Faculty member will be responsible to teach some courses in the department, oversee the Teaching Materials Center, serve as the Certification Officer, and serve as the CAEP Coordinator for the Teacher Education Program.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversee the Teaching Materials Center by curating and managing its collection of curriculum materials, books, and other resources, creating an inviting environment for students, faculty, and community members to access and benefit from the Center’s comprehensive collections of teaching resources. Coordinate all functions and operations of the TMC, both library and retail, submit accounting documents for items sold, solve patron issues, manage the TMC budget, coordinate scheduling of TMC usage, oversee the TMC website, and hire, train, and manage TMC employees. Manage usage of library computer program, in cooperation with McKee Library personnel.
Collect and process certification documents for all students graduating with eligibility to seek teaching licensure, in cooperation with the SEP Dean.
Review the degree audits of all students seeking elementary, middle school or secondary teaching licensure as they progress to the final stages of their program.
Consult with all program students and faculty as needed regarding teacher licensure requirements and help with the development of students’ programs of study.
Advise secondary, middle school, and elementary teacher candidates when requested or in the absence of their primary advisor regarding teacher education issues.
Advise students who already have degrees and are seeking teaching licensure by evaluating their transcripts and guiding them as to what they need to do to get their licensure.
Complete and manage the Title II report.
Manage SEP’s entries for TN Compass, for the ETS database, and the TN Report Card.
Consult with the Tennessee Department of Education and the Southern Union Registrar on certification issues.
Consult with other academic departments and schools regarding the development of other teaching licensure areas.
Help to prepare materials to be sent to the State Department of Education for new licensure programs and changes to old licensure programs.
Maintain documentation of how state standards are met in each of the certification areas. Provide when needed for accreditation reports.
Provide coordination for maintaining CAEP accreditation.
Become well-informed on CAEP standards, expectations, and methods of reporting. Attend CAEP training.
Collaborate with the Dean of the School of Education and Psychology in determining needed steps to satisfy CAEP requirements.
Provide oversight for the quality assurance process for educator preparation, ensuring that the requirements of all CAEP standards are being addressed.
Work with the faculty and the Assessment System Manager to develop standards-aligned assessment instruments, collect and report data, and ensure that assessment results are used in program decision making.
Coordinate preparation of materials for annual reporting and for periodic renewal of CAEP accreditation.
Serve as a member of the Southern Union Certification Review Committee.
Maintain files of academic and other materials used in the preparation of certification requests.
Collect and process certification documents for all students graduating with eligibility to seek school counseling licensure, in cooperation with the SEP Dean and office manager.
Attend TACTE biannual meetings to keep up-to-date with trends and changes in Tennessee licensure.
Special Requirements: Must have a strongly expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, a SDA church member in good and regular standing.
Earned master’s degree in education, required
Teaching experience in K-12 education, minimum of 3 years
Experience in higher education
Able to effectively manage multiple projects with great attention to detail, as well as with sensitive and confidential issues. The ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
Must possess excellent organizational skills, have good people skills with ability to work well in both team and individual approaches to goal setting/problem-solving.
Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require
lifting up to 30 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office
machines such as computers, fax machines, calculators, and telephone. Requires normal range of hearing and vision.
Working Conditions: Essential tasks are performed under normal office/school conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort. Work area is well lighted and ventilated.
Contact:Tammy OverstreetSouthern Adventist University
School of Education and Psychology
P.O. Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315-0370