Primary Purpose of Position
This position will report to the Principal Investigator of the North Carolina A&T Teacher Residency program, a project funded by the United States Department of Education. The Instructional Coach will work closely with candidates in the Master of Arts in Teaching program who seek their initial North Carolina teaching license. The Instructional Coach will assist with the development of candidates’ mastery of content knowledge and content pedagogical skills grounded in an equity framework that eliminates achievement gaps in P-12 public schools. The successful candidate will: (a) influence, coach, and motivate a cohort of 10-15 teacher residents to strengthen their teaching skills that positively impacts the learning of P-12 students; (b) observe and provide specific, actionable, real-time feedback to teacher residents during the school year; plan and execute daily coaching experiences that include in-classroom interventions based on P-12 student performance data; (d) co-facilitate instruction in required core courses that support the acquisition of content knowledge and content pedagogy; (e) provide targeted assistance and feedback on lesson plans before and after they are implemented; (f) collaborate with university supervisors to evaluate the classroom performance of teacher residents; (g) attend professional development training, conferences, meetings, and workshops; (h) work collaboratively with district- or school-assigned mentors to assist teacher residents once they are employed as classroom teachers.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The vision of the College of Education is to become a recognized national leader in the advancement of research and practice on equity, access, and advocacy through the preparation of scholars, practitioners, and innovators. Faculty in the College strive to prepare educational and human service leaders who create, use, and share knowledge in local, state, national, and global communities. Faculty instill in candidates a lifelong passion for public service while emphasizing the importance of collaboration with key stakeholders. The College consists of four academic units. This position is housed in the Office of Student Success and Educator Engagement, which is responsible for providing direct supplemental services focused on recruitment, retention, student success, and undergraduate candidate professional development.
The position requires a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Mathematics, Educational Leadership, School Administration, or a closely related discipline. The candidate must possess a current valid North Carolina teaching license in mathematics. The candidate must have the ability to collaborate with multiple partners and must have excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills as well as an awareness of and comfort with issues of diversity, specifically on race, class, socioeconomic status, gender, and exceptionalities. The candidate must have a minimum of five years teaching experience in a P-12 public school.
Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
Emphasis is placed on candidates who demonstrate evidence of positive impact on student growth (i.e., EVAAS data) as a classroom teacher within the last three years. A candidate who possesses National Board Certification is preferred.
Required License or Certification
The candidate must possess a current valid North Carolina teaching license in mathematics.