Director, Delaware Center for Teacher Education

University of Delaware - Newark, DE (30+ days ago)4.3

University of Delaware: College of Education & Human Development: Delaware Center for Teacher Education
Newark, DE
Open Date
Jun 20, 2018

Director, Delaware Center for Teacher Education

College of Education and Human Development

The College of Education and Human Development seeks applications for the Director of the Delaware Center for Teacher Education (DCTE). DCTE provides support to teacher education programs in the College of Education and Human Development, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The Director will bring leadership and management to DCTE in alignment with the University’s strategic plans.

The Director will hold a faculty appointment in the College of Education and Human Development in the department or school most appropriate to his/her area of expertise and will have a scholarly record commensurate with appointment as a tenure-track or tenured faculty member or will have a teaching and leadership record commensurate with the appointment as a continuing track faculty member. The Director will report to the Dean of the College of Education and Human Development. The position is an 11-month appointment, and the anticipated start date is February 1, 2019.

More information about the Center’s activities can be found here:


Provide leadership and expertise regarding teacher education programs across campus in coordination with DCTE personnel and University faculty.
Supervise and coordinate the efforts of the Center’s multiple offices, providing a collegial environment that ensures high-quality work.

Work directly with the Office of Certification and Accreditation regarding the professional education unit’s accountability processes, which includes: (a) monitoring program coordinators’ implementation of their component of the teacher education assessment system; (b) ensuring the Center fulfills all of its Educator Preparation Program responsibilities; (c) designing ways to efficiently gather required data; (d) writing the annual reports and accreditation review institutional report; (e) supporting the use of research-based strategies in all teacher education programs; and (f) on cycle, preparing for the accreditation visit and the Specialty Program Association reports, with assistance from the Senior Associate Director and program coordinators.

Work closely with the Office of Clinical Studies to support numerous processes, including: (a) securing high quality placements for teacher education candidates; (b) supporting partnership efforts with school districts; (c) providing professional development and mentorship opportunities to support teacher candidates; and (d) preparing annual reports for stakeholders and Delaware Department of Education, with assistance from the Assistant Directors.

Oversee the Education Resource Center on campus, including managing the budget and supervising the Director.

Support the Alternate Routes to Teacher Certification program for teachers of critical needs subject areas.

Chair the University Council on Teacher Education, specifically bringing suggestions to the Council to ensure that UD’s programs reflect current best practices in professional education.
Manage the Center’s budgets and ensure the judicious use of the Center’s funds.
Personally secure, and support others in their efforts to secure, external funds to support and extend the Center’s work.
Support the recruitment and retention of individuals from diverse backgrounds in teacher education programs.
Represent UD’s professional education unit at the state level on various Delaware Department of Education committees; engage in teacher education leadership on the state and national levels.
Remain current regarding the latest research in teacher education and either maintain an active research program consistent with that of a tenure-line faculty member or demonstrate excellence in teacher consistent with that of a continuing-track faculty member.
Teach two courses a year in the Director’s area of expertise.

Ph.D. or Ed.D. in teacher education or a closely-related field

Relevant experiences in higher education and evidence of leadership in teacher education

Skills and relevant experience in managing and supervising professionals and staff

Expertise in managing a budget and skill in resource generation, including grant writing

Knowledge of accountability and accreditation practices, including CAEP requirements

Evidence of a focused teacher education-related research program and the ability to implement research practices that ensure programs of world-class quality

Ability to collaborate with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences

Skill in working collaboratively with teacher education colleagues across campus, state Department of Education colleagues, and school districts

Skill in developing and implementing undergraduate and graduate teacher education recruitment plans

Effective written and oral communication skills and technology skills

SALARY: The salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications


Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. Located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within two hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. with a railroad station in town, the University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Research University (with very high research activity, a designation accorded to fewer than three percent of the degree-granting institutions in the U.S.), and with external funding exceeding $200 million. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, the University enrolls approximately 19,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students. The University of Delaware has been recognized for the past five years by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of America’s best universities to work for.

Application Instructions
APPLICATION INSTRUCTION: Review of applications will begin on October 15 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a letter of application that addresses relevant experiences, expertise, and leadership in teacher education. Applications should also include a curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. The curriculum vitae and other application materials will be shared with departmental faculty.

Applications are accepted through

For questions or additional information, contact Dr. Sharon Walpole, 302-831-2560 (