The Executive Director of Licensure and Accreditation ensures continuing national accreditation of educator preparation programs through the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation Programs (CAEP) and Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and continued approved program status with the state of Virginia. This position ensures excellence in academic support programs and oversees the Student Services Center which provides clinical placements, review and approval of licensure applications, advising, and admission to teacher preparation. The Executive Director of Licensure and Accreditation is responsible for resolving academic and non-academic student issues. This position works closely with the Assessment Office, School of Education Department Chairs and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Academic Affairs; local school divisions and is the School's liaison and signatory for licensure applications with the Virginia Department of Education.
●Provide leadership for School of Education (SOE) approved educator preparation programs to ensure continued national accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). ●Provide leadership for School of Education (SOE) counseling programs to ensure continued national accreditation by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). ●Provide leadership to ensure continued state approval of educator preparation programs. ●Serve as School of Education liaison with Virginia Department of Education (VA DOE) providing reports and information as necessary to the VA DOE. ●Demonstrate knowledge of the VA Regulations Governing Approved Programs and have an in depth understanding of the procedures for seeking or obtaining continuing VA approved program status. ●Serve as the VCU signatory with VA DOE for all in-state and out-of-state licensure applications. ●Oversee the Student Services Center which includes clinical placements, assessment, evaluation of clinical personnel, and orientation meetings; ensure procedures align with national standards for implementation and data collection. ●Monitor all policies and procedures as articulated to govern partnerships with local schools. ●Ensure quality clinical placements in diverse schools for students. ●Oversee the early hires contractual process and coordinate supervision and evaluation ●Plan and implement regular meetings of university supervisors to ensure that they are aware of the policies and regulations governing clinical experiences and keep them informed of changes or other initiatives. ●Develop and implement innovative partnerships to address teacher preparation for urban and high needs schools. ●Develop initiatives to address local, regional, and state challenges including pathways for provisionally licensed teachers, and the development of strategies and initiatives to ensure graduates are prepared for success in urban and high needs schools. ●Serve as student affairs officer: provide support for undergraduate and graduate academic affairs including grade appeals or other academic transactions; handle petitions for waiver of University academic regulations; handle petitions for waiver of School of Education regulations; handle academic and non-academic student questions, concerns, or complaints. ●Assist the Director and staff of the Student Services Center with annual recruitment training for the Office of Admissions, meetings for Preview Days, Transfer Reception and Open House for new and transfer students, Undeclared Majors Fair, Graduate and Professional Fairs and student recruitment fairs at local community colleges and career fairs with public schools. ●Supervise Director of Student Services Center and Dean's Office administrative assistant. ●Work with the Coordinator of Special Events for student affairs related events (Intern/Student Teacher Orientations, Graduations, Scholarship and Awards Program, Metro Student Art Exhibit) ●Represent the School of Education on University and School-level committees
●An earned doctorate from an accredited institution in education or a closely related field ●The successful candidate must qualify for a faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Professor ●Depth and breadth of knowledge of CAEP standards and evidence of leading or co-leading a successful National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) or Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) review for a traditional teacher preparation program ●Depth and breadth of knowledge of Virginia regulations governing teacher preparation and evidence of leading a successful joint NCATE or CAEP and state approved program visit ●Depth and breadth of knowledge of Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) standards and evidence of leading and preparing for a national review by CACREP ●Demonstrated knowledge and experience in collaboration with school divisions to provide high quality clinical experiences which include diverse placements. ●Knowledge of academic programs and related clinical experiences ●Experience in working with diverse faculty, staff and students in a higher education setting ●Evidence of effective leadership in an administrative position in higher education ●Evidence of strong organizational skills, problem solving skills and the ability to be a team player ●Knowledgeable about challenges in Virginia including the high number of VA teachers with provisional licensure, challenges of urban and high needs schools, and possess an understanding of the state mandate governing undergraduate programs in teacher education ●Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment
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