Description: The Director of Field-Based Education provides leadership and facilitates operations of field-based clinical education. The Director vets student teaching placements by establishing relationships with individual schools and school districts, conducts site visits to the schools, and manages school-specific field placement contracts when needed. The Director places students, works with faculty in counseling students who have issues related to student teaching, collects and analyzes all state assessment data related to teacher licensure as well as internal teacher assessments related to national accreditation. The Director monitors and revises field placement assessment, and accountability policies as needed by our national accreditors. In addition, the Director recruits, screens, trains and evalautes our field specialists who supervise our students in the field.
Responsibilities: • Provides leadership and facilitates the operation of field-based clinical education • Each semester (fall, spring and summer), conducts student teaching orientation for students, arranges student fingerprinting needed for the districts and provides other documentation to the students needed for entry into the school • Manages all academic records related to student teaching for the students • Maintains the historical student teaching database for internal and external accountability and assessment purposes • As the teaching certification officer, recommends students for state licensure • Serves as the Curriculum and Teaching liaison with the New York City Department of Education in their teacher pipeline programs • Schedules all special workshops for students that are required by state law for certification as well as the special seminar in Health and Physical Education that is required of elementary • Member of the Student Teaching Oversight Committee (STOC) and chairs the Curriculum and Teaching Assessment Committee (CTAC) • Visits P-12 schools to assess the match between Fordham and the schools • Approves payroll for field specialists • Recruits and vets field specialists as well as approves payroll • At the end of the semester, sends student teaching data to Enrollment Services for placement on students’ transcripts • Collects and maintains data on cooperating teachers and checks qualifications of cooperating teachers on the NYSED website
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About the Graduate School of Education
The challenges of the 21st century are complex. Solutions call for thoughtful, knowledgeable leaders and creative, collaborative responses. To respond to this changing world, we are proactive in:
identifying emerging issues;
providing professional preparation and development programs; and
helping practitioners understand and apply the most promising theoretical constructs.
Located in the heart of the New York City, we have forged strong partnerships with public and private schools, other colleges and universities, business and government groups, and human service organizations.
We reflect the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence in a values-laden setting. High standards of scholarship are evident in all of our programs.
We strike a dynamic balance between theory and practice, and among research, teaching, and community service endeavors.
Faculty and student relationships are mutually supportive and reflect the belief that education is paramount in shaping the kind of society we desire by making the world a better place for all people.
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