The part-time instructor and clinical faculty is a 12-month, 70% fte appointment in the College's Department of Professional Learning & Innovation. This position is non-tenure track and is not benefits eligible.
Provide coaching and mentorship for up to 15 participants as they work as teachers-of-record in SLPS classrooms.
The UMSL Teach Residency field mentor advises and mentors participants in areas of their professional practice. Through the creation and implementation of a structured mentor program, this mentor will be present to address critical needs faced of new SLPS teachers and connect them to tools, resources, and the supports needed to face these initial challenges. The mentor will use various modes to connect with participants throughout the course of their program.
Support participants' efforts to pass the Missouri content licensure exams within 6 months of program start.
While UMSL does not guarantee that participants entering the Teach Residency program will pass the Missouri Content Exam, several supports will be offered to Teach Residency participants who are preparing for or have unsuccessfully passed the exam. The UMSL Teach Residency field mentor will ensure and monitor the following supports offered to SLPS Teach Residency prospects:
Available check-out materials for MOCA exam prep
Online- Tutorial preparation program to include progress monitoring by the field mentor
Support participants to ensure successful completion of the Teach Residency program.
The UMSL Teach Residency field mentor assures accuracy and sees to it that participants are knowledgeable of their certification area and hold the appropriate provisional certificate throughout the program. Additionally, the mentor will closely monitor academic performance by conducting mid-semester grade checks. Success coaching and intervention supports will be given to those in danger of breaching their academic contract. During year two, the field mentor will facilitate the practicum course and evaluate participant performance which will be used to determine their transition from student to professional status.
Provide the District with quarterly reports detailing the progress of every program participant, with indicators such as course completion, percent completion of program, number of courses remaining to completion, etc.; provide overall cohort progress broken down by demographic factors and other indicators; provide overall cohort progress towards initial certification.
The participants in the residency program are provisionally certified and therefore must adhere to the guidelines of a DESE-approved academic contract. The Teach Residency field mentor will closely monitor participants' compliance with all requirements necessary to maintain the provisional certificate. Progress will be monitored and reported to the program coordinator on a quarterly basis. Additionally, individual reports will be submitted to SLPS noting certification completion status, academic standing, confirmation of provisional dates, and confirmation of passed licensure exams.
Master's degree in Education or related field with teacher certification.
Preferred areas of certification and experience: Elementary Education, Special Education and Literacy, physical education, ELL or Secondary Education Content (e.g. English, social studies, mathematics, science)
Successful full-time school teaching experience for a minimum of 5 years, including teaching in PK-12 grades.
Demonstrated successful teacher leader or administration experience in a PK-12 setting and the ability to develop and maintain relationships with a variety of professionals;
Excellent interpersonal communication skills (written, oral, technological).
Demonstrated high level of initiative and problem-solving.
National Board Certified Teacher
Local knowledge of schools and educational agencies
Expectations: The successful applicant will be expected to perform these duties in a professional manner and to abide by the Collected Rules and Regulations of the University Systems. The holder of this position will report to the Director of Teacher Education and will be reviewed on teaching and service annually. The holder of this position will work from a remote office, with the primary amount of working time being in schools with teacher candidates.
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