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Director of Teacher Education

Appalachian State University
Job Location:
Boone, North Carolina
Teacher Education
Boone, NC

Faculty Rank: Yes

Provide Rank: TBD: Dependent upon education and experiences

Position Number: 047511

Department: College of Education - 260000

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Masters in Education, Higher Education, or related discipline.
  • Minimum 2-years teaching experience in higher education setting.
  • Administrative experience in higher education setting.
  • Experience working with complex course schedules.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
  • Strong analytic and organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally in the exchange of information with students, faculty, and staff.
License/Certification Required


Preferred Qualifications
  • Doctorate in Education, Higher Education or related field.
  • P-12 Teaching experience.
  • Five or more years of relevant professional experience in a P-12 and/or higher education setting.
  • Experience with program assessment.
  • Demonstrated experience with curriculum development and implementation.
  • Knowledge of NC Teacher Education Licensure process.
  • Expertise in policy development and implementation.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Director of Teacher Education resides within the Dean's Office of the Reich College of Education (RCOE) and provides leadership across Teacher Education programs to direct:
  • The RCOE Professional Education CORE
  • Teacher Education licensure
  • Admission to Teacher Education
RCOE Professional CORE
  • Collaborate with all Undergraduate Teacher Education Program Directors to ensure all education majors are provided with the content within the Professional Education CORE necessary to meet state requirements, legislative mandates and accreditation requirements.
  • Work closely with department chairs and program directors to project and develop Professional CORE course schedules.
  • Lead workshops and professional development for faculty, education majors, and P-12 partners to develop and sustain Professional CORE community.
  • Ensure that equity, diversity, and inclusion are represented throughout the Professional CORE courses through the development of professional development opportunities and resources to support Professional Education CORE faculty, staff and students.
  • Prepare and maintain reports related to RCOE Professional Core.
  • Develop and facilitate the Induction to Teacher Education process and ceremony.
  • Assist with planning, coordination, and implementation of Mountaineer Steps to Teaching - First Steps and Second Steps.
  • Liaison with the James Center for Student Success and Advising regarding professional development seminars related to Teacher Education.
  • Collect, review, and disseminate appropriate Professional Core program data to make programmatic improvements.
  • Work closely with the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Program Services to develop and implement policies and procedures to support the Professional CORE.
  • Coordinate and lead program meetings as necessary to support the Professional Core.
  • Convene regular meetings of the Professional Education CORE Affiliated Faculty, course developers, instructors, program directors, and department chairs to engage in curriculum development, professional development, and assessment of the Professional Core to ensure curriculum and practices remain relevant and aligned with state and national standards.
  • Develop processes, procedures, and policies to support the Professional Education CORE and Teacher Education Students.
  • Represent the Professional Education CORE on the Professional Education Council.
  • Teach in the Professional Core, as needed.
Teacher Education Licensure
  • Work closely with the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Program Services to implement licensure requirements and policies.
  • Oversight of the Initial Licensure Teacher Education Handbook in collaboration with the RCOE Associate Deans and the Director of Clinical Education.
  • Liaison with NCDPI on licensure policies and systems, as needed.
  • Develop and maintain systems to support licensure process internal/external to the RCOE.
  • Engage with public school partners concerning licensure requirements.
  • Reich College of Education Licensure Officer (Residency & UG/Graduate Verification Forms).
Admission to Teacher Education
  • Work closely with the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Program Services to develop and implement policies and protocols to ensure that legislative requirements are met for all Teacher Education candidates.
  • Stay current on legislative requirements and implement accordingly.
  • Manage admission to Teacher Education process.
  • Coordinate and implement First & Second Steps to Teaching (partnership w/ Director of Clinical Education).
  • Liaison with Associate Director of Admissions for Teacher Education to coordinate retention and recruitment efforts.
  • Coordinate monthly undergraduate program director meetings.
  • Collaborate with James Center for Student Success and Advising to inform of licensure and ATCH changes.
  • Liaison with Appstate IT to develop and maintain systems and modify based on changes in policy.
  • Coordinate and lead student disposition meetings- Shared responsibility with Director of Clinical Education.
  • Lead RCOE Teacher Education Recruitment Committee.
  • Supervise and evaluate support staff (Student Record Specialist).
Type of Position: Full Time Position

Staff/Non-Faculty: Staff/Non-Faculty

Appointment Type: 1.0

Work Schedule/Hours
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Number of Hours Per Week: 40

Number of Months Per Year: 12

Mandatory Staff: No

Suggested Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of a professional position within a university .

Posting Date: 05/06/2022

Open Until Filled: Yes

Evaluation of Applications Begins

Proposed Date of Hire: 07/05/2022

Special Instructions to Applicants

For a complete application, please apply and submit all below-required documents electronically through Appalachian State University's Job Board:
  • Cover Letter addressing how the candidate meets the minimum and preferred qualifications for the position
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Diversity Statement: Please review the Appalachian Diversity and Inclusion and the RCOE Inclusive Excellence webpage and provide a statement regarding your commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and how you might prioritize this in your work as the Director of Teacher Education.
  • List of three professional references with contact information
Search Chair Name
Terry McClannon

Search Chair Email

Disability Accommodation Information

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, Director & ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or

AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Important Contacts:

Director of Human Resources/EEO Officer
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3187

Office of Title IX Compliance
123 I.G. Greer Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-2144

ADA/504 Coordinator & Office of Disability Resources Director
Office of Disability Resources
224 Joyce Lawrence Lane/Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3056

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

Background Check Statement

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Eligibility for Employment

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed. This position may or may not be eligible for H-1B sponsorship; EHRA positions are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. To request further information about sponsorship for this position, please contact International Student and Scholar Services and Outreach at

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