The Program in Teacher Preparation is Princeton University's teaching certificate program that prepares undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni to qualify for the state teaching license. Reporting to the Director of the Program in Teacher Preparation/Teacher Certification, the Assistant Director will work with students in Social Studies, including the supervision of clinical work in schools. The Assistant Director will also assist with teaching the program's interdisciplinary courses and the administration of program initiatives.
Teaching and Supervision:
The Assistant Director will have the responsibility of working with Social Studies candidates and assisting in the teaching of the program's interdisciplinary seminars. The Assistant Director will:
Supervise the student teaching (TPP 406) of Social Studies students and work with school practitioners to promote the development of students' knowledge and skills as classroom teachers.
Advise Social Studies students at all levels in the program, meet with advisees regularly, monitor the progress of students, update student records, assist with cooperating teacher selection, student records, conduct portfolio reviews at the conclusion of student teaching.
Serve as an instructor in program courses as needed for The Seminar on Instructional Practice and Pedagogy (TPP 403), Clinical Practice (TPP 404), or other program courses.
Serve as a primary contact for University departments in Social Studies and develop recruiting strategies for attracting Social Studies students and alumni to the program.
The Assistant Director will have administrative responsibilities focusing on program areas that engage school districts or individual schools. The Assistant Director will:
Develop relationships with school personnel to collaborate in the clinical placements of student teachers in area schools
Serve as primary liaison with school districts for all levels of clinical placement including but not limited to ensuring that all students meet all program and district requirements.
Administer the Teacher as Scholars Program which includes identifying faculty for seminars, communicating with participating schools/districts, preparing for seminars, and overseeing the seminar logistic requirements.
Administer the High School Program by interacting with school contacts, holding information sessions for high school students, overseeing the application and placement processes of students in University courses, and interacting with University department representatives.
Perform other program duties as needed, including participation in national accreditation processes, serving on award selection committees, and the planning of special events and projects.
Candidates should have a doctorate related to teacher education, teaching experience in both higher education and K-12 public schools, a background in teaching Social Studies and experience in supervising or mentoring pre- or in-service teachers.
Additional preferred qualifications include experience with CAEP accreditation and data collection; possess a public school certification; be familiar with current research in the field and have experience in conducting and presenting academic research. Familiarity with the edTPA performance assessment is also preferred.
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