Department: School of Education
Reports to: Dean in the School of Education
Status: Faculty rank; non-continuing status track
Time commitment: Half-time, 11-month faculty appointment; limited term 1-2 year appointment
Start date: July 1, 2018 – Applications will be reviewed beginning April 1, 2018, and an appointment made as soon as a suitable candidate is discerned
The Division of Teacher Education at FPU is committed to preparing highly qualified new Multiple Subject and Single Subject teachers who are equipped to teach in the diverse communities throughout the Central Valley. The program is offered on the university’s home campus in southeast Fresno and at two regional campuses Visalia and Merced.
The Coordinator of the Bilingual Authorization Program will lead and manage the certification program, coordinating it with the Multiple Subject and Single Subject credential programs, at all three campuses, and will teach in the program. The Coordinator will work with Teacher Education staff to develop partnerships with local schools and collaborate with educational leaders throughout the Central Valley. The Coordinator will work with the Office of Clinical Practice to develop student teaching placements in bilingual educational settings, with a particular interest in placements in dual language programs and schools.
- Ongoing professional development and participation in teacher preparation professional organizations, and agencies;
- Maintain professional memberships and professional development;
- During academic year 2018-2019, work directly with external consultant to guide program through the CTC approval process;
- Work with Multiple Subjects and Single Subject Credential Program Directors to implement authorization courses within and alongside credential courses;
- Consult with local school districts and Office of Clinical Practice on student teacher placements in bilingual settings, including Dual Immersion programs and schools;
- Develop partnerships with districts with an eye to establishing embedded program cohorts;
- Coordinate two pathways to acquisition of Bilingual Authorization concurrent and post-credential;
- Work with Traditional Undergraduate Spanish program to develop third pathway through undergraduate major;
- Recruit, onboard, support and evaluate faculty teaching for program courses;
- Work with Multiple Subjects and Single Subject Credential Program Directors to develop and implement program assessment;
- Serve as faculty within the program;
- Collaborate with Multiple Subjects and Single Subject Program Directors to admit and advise students;
- Manage all aspects of the credential program, including, but not limited to
- Working with other Program Directors to schedule courses;
- Organizing and facilitating outreach events;
- Organizing and facilitating all program events;
- Completing all program assessments as required by the divisional leadership;
- Developing and maintaining the program’s website;
- Managing student difficulties in a collaborative approach.
- Candidates with a master’s degree, or those nearing terminal degree completion, may be considered;
- Credentials and authorizations Current Multiple or Single Subject teaching credential; California Bilingual Authorization or Bilingual, Cross-cultural, Language, and Academic Development (BCLAD) certificate, or equivalent certification;
- Academic expertise in first and second language acquisition; literacy education; bilingualism, biliteracy, and bilingual education; bilingual methodology; culturally-responsive pedagogy; preference given to candidates with expertise in dual or two-way immersion language education;
- Professional experience Five (5) years of classroom teaching experience in foreign or second language or bilingual settings; experience in reading instruction in multiple languages;
- Administrative experience Experience administering and assessing schools or programs, preferably in a bilingual setting; experience hiring, training and evaluating bilingual teachers; knowledge of types of bilingual programs and models of bilingual education;
- Language Bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish, preferably at the ACTFL Superior level (https//www.actfl.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/public/ACTFLProficiencyGuidelines2012_FINAL.pdf);
- Prior leadership experience;
- Commitment to the Christian faith and the University’s mission of Christ-centered teaching and learning and involvement in a local church.
- Terminal degree (Ed.D. or Ph.D.). in education or related field;
- Record or promise of scholarly achievement;
- Familiarity with, and/or experience working in, the field of teacher education;
- Experience working with adults or adult learners;
- Leadership experience in bilingual educational settings;
- Teaching experience in dual or two-way language classrooms;
- Experience teaching online or with technology;
- Membership in a Mennonite Brethren or Anabaptist congregation.
Dependent on qualifications and experience, and paid out over 12 months.
Send a letter of application, a completed faculty application form (including personal statements), curriculum vita, three letters of reference (including one pastoral), and transcripts or placement file to:
Linda Hoff, Ph.D.Acting Dean, School of Education
Fresno Pacific University
1717 S. Chestnut Avenue, Box 2001
Fresno, CA 93702
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Some 4,000 traditional and adult students attend classes on the main campus in southeast Fresno or centers in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced as well as online. The university also reaches about 10,000 students through professional development studies. FPU has the highest four-year graduation rate of any Central Valley college or university, is a Hispanic Serving Institution, with a Hispanic student population of 44 percent, and is one of the top 10 HSIs nationally in graduating Hispanic students. The Valley’s only comprehensive Christian university granting master’s degrees, the university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top tier among western universities—master’s category by U.S. News & World Report. FPU is affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Church, and all employees express a personal Christian commitment and support the Christian mission of the university. A description of the unique quality of FPU as an academic community can be found in the Fresno Pacific University Idea.
Fresno Pacific University is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic or social background, sex, age, or disability. Committed to excellence and actively supportive of cultural diversity, FPU invites individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply.
The university reserves the right to fill positions before the application deadline or to extend the deadline as circumstances may warrant.