Director, Office of Educator Preparation

Texas, United States
05 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
05 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


Office of Educator Preparation

Position Description   

Texas State University invites applications for the Director of the Office of Educator Preparation (OEP) in the College of Education. The OEP Director provides leadership and oversight of Texas State’s educator programs in partnership with academic departments. This is a non-tenure-track position with the faculty rank of Program Faculty.


1. Provide leadership for and management of the Office of Educator Preparation, including supervision and evaluation of OEP staff.
2. Oversee educator certification activities and responsibilities including but not limited to educator preparation program admittance, field placements, educator certification testing and recommendation, data management, and accountability.
3. Oversee the student teaching program, including securing university supervisors; training and communicating with student teachers, university supervisors, cooperating teachers, and school district personnel; managing out-of-area student teaching; directing the development and storage of student teacher electronic records and resources; and working with supervisors, student teachers, school personnel, and parents (when appropriate) to resolve student teaching issues.
4. Maintain communication and strengthen partnerships with internal and external constituents, including but not limited to Texas State academic departments and advising centers; Texas State advisory councils; school district partners; and national, state, and regional organizations and agencies.
5. Oversee program compliance with federal and state regulations.
6. Actively engage in educator preparation national accreditation efforts.
7. Oversee OEP participation in recruitment and job placement activities.

Required Qualifications  
1. A master’s degree in education or closely related field.
2. A minimum of three (3) years teaching experience in Texas public schools.
3. A minimum of three (3) years administrative or leadership experience in school or university settings.

Preferred Qualifications  

1. Doctorate in education or closely related field.
2. Ten years (10) or more administrative or leadership experience in school or university settings.
3. Experience working in educator preparation programs.
4. Experience working closely with school district human resources departments.
5. Experience with classroom observation and evaluation protocols/frameworks.
6. Evidence of scholarly record in teacher education.

Application Procedures    

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered,

To assure full consideration, please submit the following by June 10, 2019: (1) a cover letter that addresses how your expertise and experience matches the job responsibilities and required and preferred qualifications, (2) two letters of reference, and (3) a curriculum vitae that includes all degrees and certifications, all professional experience, and a list of three professional references with names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers.

Legal Notices    

Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

Why Work at Texas State?    

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.