Whittier College is an independent, four-year Liberal Arts College distinguished by its small size (1600 undergraduates) and a nationally-recognized liberal arts program.Whittier College has a history of strong and innovative interdisciplinary programs and a diverse student body.The College is ideally situated in the scenic hills eighteen miles east of downtown Los Angeles.
Director of Clinical Practice The Department of Education and Child Development is seeking a Director of Clinical Practice, with responsibilities in the following areas: (1) District/School Outreach; (2) Clinical Practice; and (3) CalTPA Coordination. We seek a colleague who is also committed to teaching college students of diverse backgrounds, and preparing future teachers to work effectively with diverse students, parents and communities.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week Exempt Status: Exempt Full Time/Part Time status: Full time Salary Range: $50,000-$60,0000; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge.
Reports To: Department Chair-Education and Child Development
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Education and Child Development
Maintain current MOUs and student teaching contracts with local school districts to identify locations for fieldwork and student teaching (TK-High School); this involves articulating department goals and guidelines to district personel as they pertain to particular courses, programs, or partnerships.
Serve as main contact between department and districts when identifying policies and procedures for all clinical practices experiences; such a role requires regular communication both in person and via email or phone.
Attend advisory board meetings for local schools, districts, and Induction Programs.
Serve as a representative of Whittier College on the WASA (Whittier Area School Administrators) Board by attending board meetings and events throughout the school year.
Clinical Practice Responsibilities (Fieldwork & Student Teaching)
In consultation with department faculty and staff, arrange placements for all candidates in undergraduate and graduate level coursework as well as student teaching adhering to district and college policies.
Work with Credential Analyst to evaluate applications for student teaching; this includes interviewing prospective student teachers.
Conduct informational sessions (once per semester) for prospective student teachers.
Recruit, train, and supervise Whittier College supervisors, who observe and evaluate traditional student teachers/interns in local public and private schools. This includes matching college supervisors with student teachers/interns (by credential).
Provide 10 hours of training for prospective master teachers to provide them with information about credential programs and training on how to successfully mentor student teachers.
Teach sections of EDUC 421/521: Student Teaching Seminar for candidates pursuing multiple subject, single subject, and education specialist credentials.
With assistance from departmental administrative assistant, ensure timely payments for all college supervisors and master teachers.
In collaboration with Credential Analyst, document and track all placement information in adherence with CTC guidelines.
Plan student teaching celebration (once per semester).
CalTPA Coordination Responsibilities
Attend Commission on Teacher Credentialing training pertaining to CalTPA (Instructional Cycles 1 and 2).
With assistance from departmental administrative assistant, secure voucher numbers from Pearson for all candidates submitting Instructional Cycles.
Embed candidate preparation for CalTPA in EDUC 421/521: Student Teaching Seminar.
Other Departmental Duties
Attend all department meetings, including biannual Faculty-Adjunct Breakfasts, biannual Advisory Board Meetings, and department retreats (in January and Summer).
Maintain weekly office hours multiple days per week to facilitate coordination with college supervisors, department faculty and staff, as well as prospective and current credential students.
Stay up to date on all news from Commission on Teacher Credentialing (e.g., weekly PSD E-News listserve) requiring requirements for credential candidates.
Supervise collection and maintenance of necessary departmental and state documentation for candidates. This includes data related to CalTPA passage rates.
Beginning Summer 2019, update Student Teaching Handbook, and digitize evaluation and survey forms related to clinical practice.
Non-essential Functions of the Job: 1. None identified at this time.
Position Specifications and Requirements:
M.A. required, Ph.D. or Ed.D. preferred.
Experience with CalTPA Instructional Cycles preferred.
Academic preparation in elementary and/or secondary education. Experience in student teaching supervision highly desirable
Successful teaching experience in culturally/linguistically diverse public elementary or secondary schools, experience in California highly desirable
Evidence of strong commitment to teaching college students of diverse backgrounds and to preparing teachers for diverse student populations.
Application Deadline: Until Filled
The position is based in Whittier, California. To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 90608. AA/AOE.
Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law
Whittier College is a residential four-year liberal arts institution that prepares students from diverse backgrounds to excel in a complex global society. Through challenging, interactive courses, taught by accomplished professors, students learn to make connections across disciplines, understand cultural perspectives, and integrate learning with practical application. Inspired by a Quaker heritage, the Whittier education equips students to be active citizens and effective communicators who embrace diversity and act with integrity.