Director of Teacher Education Programs | The Evergreen State College

Director of Teacher Education Programs

We seek an administrator/educator who will serve as the Director for The Evergreen State College Teacher Education Programs.  The current programs for which the Director is responsible are the Master in Teaching Program (MiT), the Reading Endorsement, and other endorsements added by practicing teachers. Other programs that may be re-initiated depending on budget constraints are the M.Ed. in math and ELL for certified teachers, the elementary math specialist program, and endorsement sequences in special education, math, and ELL.

While the Director is responsible for ensuring that all the programs meet state, program, and college standards, faculty members have the freedom to determine the pace, emphasis, classroom strategies and some of the modes of assessments in the programs they teach. Thus, it is essential that the successful candidate values and can enact collaborative leadership relationships.

The Master in Teaching degree program is a full-time, two-year professional teacher preparation program leading to a master’s degree and Residency teacher certification in Washington State. The MiT program centers on an exploration of how public education can meet the needs of the diverse groups of people who live in this democracy.  Candidates and faculty examine what it means to base teacher education and public education on a multicultural, democratic, socio-cultural and developmental perspective and how standards-based assessment can promote these values. Additional information about the Master in Teaching Program is located at  

The Director fulfills multiple roles.  These roles include but are not limited to:

  • ensuring that all teacher education programs and classes meet state accreditation requirements and align with the program’s Conceptual Framework;
  • overseeing data collection and preparation of annual data analyses and reports to guide program improvement;
  • preparing college, state and federal reports;
  • overseeing, coordinating, and participating in recruitment, admission, and retention activities;
  • recommending and overseeing budgets for all teacher education programs and classes;
  • representing the program to other divisions in the college and to state-level entities;  
  • overseeing staff and preparing annual evaluations;
  • overseeing grant development and outreach to public schools;
  • providing leadership for the program’s advisory board (PEAB);
  • mediating appeals by teacher candidates; and
  • teaching in the program as needed.

The Director holds a 12-month faculty position. Faculty membership is unranked with salary determined on a non-competitive, open scale based on earned degrees and years of relevant experience. The successful candidate for this position will enter on continuing appointment, equivalent to tenure.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Teacher Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Administration (or similar fields);
  • Ability to enact collaborative leadership relationships with faculty and staff;
  • Excellent communication, mediation, and writing skills;
  • Academic and administrative ability and inclination to work within both the non-traditional, collaborative structure of the college and the data-driven climate of teacher preparation; 
  • Knowledge of and skill in working with data bases, data analysis, and data reports;
  • Sound knowledge of education reform and current issues related to public education and teacher preparation;
  • Ability to work effectively with the state legislature, state accreditation board, and other public officials;
  • Interest in or experience with democratic, culturally appropriate, and socio-constructivist pedagogy;
  • Ability to teach an element of teacher preparation, e.g. pedagogies for diverse students in the arts, math, literacy, English, sciences, social sciences, special education, and/or ELL;
  • Commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and learning;
  • Professional experience promoting educational equity;
  • College teaching experience or equivalent work with adult learners; and
  • Experience teaching in the public P-12 system.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching underrepresented student populations;
  • Understanding of the needs of English Language Learners; and
  • Understanding of the roles of technologies in 21st century learning environments. 
To apply, please enter the following information to our online application:
  • Contact Information 
  • Work Experience 
  • Affirmative Action
Submit the following items as email attachments to:
  • Curriculum vitae; 
  • A letter of application that addresses qualifications listed above.  Please be specific about training and professional experiences; 
  • Three current letters of reference from professional colleagues (letters of reference may be submitted via regular mail or email (;
  • Statement (300-600 words) of administrative philosophy and practice (must be separate from the letter of application);
  • Statement (300-600 words) of of your multicultural experience and/or practice (must be separate from the letter of application);
  • 1-2 page statement of your teaching philosophy and practice;
  • Examples of scholarly work; and
  • Optional: Student evaluations and/or letters of support from current and/or former students.

Review of complete applications begins December 2, 2013. We will continue to accept application materials until finalists are selected.

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The College reserves the right to extend searches or not offer positions advertised. As a condition of employment, persons hired must provide proof of identity and employment eligibility within three(3) days of beginning work.  All position offers are contingent on funding. Persons with disabilities can receive accommodations in the hiring process by contacting the Faculty Hiring Coordinator. The Evergreen State College is an equal opportunity employer.
The successful candidate is eligible for continuing appointment based on the guidelines set forth in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.