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Assistant Director, Teacher Education Institute
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Feb. 26, 2019
Title Assistant Director, Teacher Education Institute
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Teacher Education Institute
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Teacher Education
    Education - General

Position Summary
This position will work collaboratively with Western New York community liaison pre-K-12 school districts, who provide intensive, mentored field experiences and student teaching opportunities. The Graduate School of Education (GSE) at the University at Buffalo (UB) prepares students to be highly-qualified teachers in numerous fields. Housed in GSE, the Teacher Education Institute (TEI) is most closely affiliated with our Department of Learning and Instruction (LAI).
This position:

  • Serves as certification officer for teacher education programs; reviews and recommends students for initial and professional teacher certification
  • Coordinates student, staff, and faculty preparation for the New York State Teacher Certification Exams
  • Maintains current knowledge of New York State Department of Education regulation changes related to teacher certification and ensures compliance
  • Leads the review of the general education core in liberal arts and sciences during the admissions process and serves as the point of contact for enrolled TEI students regarding these requirements
  • Leads the seminar in teaching course (LAI 674), which is taken in conjunction with student teaching
  • Works as part of a team on the program accreditation process, and coordinates reporting to external agencies
  • Works collaboratively with the Assistant Dean for Teacher Education/Director of TEI
  • May require travel to local schools and local/state/national meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

UB’s Graduate School of Education has evolved into a leading graduate center that fosters a welcoming, inclusive, and diverse environment that helps students get the most out of their graduate studies. Today the school offers an extensive array of courses, opportunities for independent study and supervised experiences, and master’s and doctoral degree programs, with study toward New York State teacher certification.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications
The employee in this position must possess: (1) a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, NYS initial certification (or equivalent from another state) with one year teaching experience; (2) technology proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, with the capacity to learn new programs/technologies; (3) the ability to make independent decisions related to tasks assigned and utilizing established policies and procedures; and (4) excellent oral and written communication and analytical skills.

Preferred Qualifications
In addition to the minimum position qualifications, it is preferred that the employee possess: (1) a relevant master’s degree, with one to three years of teaching experience in pre-K-12 schools; (2) experience working with a range of teachers and teacher educators; and (3) a beginning knowledge of the facets of the regents reform agenda (e.g., common core learning standards, clinically rich teacher preparation, performance assessments).

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