TCP/MAT Program Director & Department Chair, Education
Department: Adult & Professional Studies – Education
Department Number: 213 (APS) 400 (Online) 224 (Education)
Direct Supervisor: Dean APS
San Diego Christian College (SDC), as an academic and learning community, aims to prepare academically equipped, culturally and globally involved graduates with a biblical worldview and godly character to serve God.
The Teaching Credential Program (TCP)/Masters of Art in Teaching (MAT) Program Director & Department Chair of Education provides leadership and vision for the education and teacher credential programs at San Diego Christian College, advocating for multi-modality education opportunities while serving to further the mission of SDC. The focus of this position is to serve faculty and students who are involved with the education majors, the teacher credential program, and the Masters of Art in Teaching degree program. This Director and Chair position must enhance development and enrichment opportunities that support faculty, staff and students while leading the efforts to secure SDC’s relationship with the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) (www.ctc.ca.gov). Ultimately, this position establishes structures, systems, and strategies to support SDC’s values of servant leadership, community, operating with a student-centric mindset and biblical worldview.
Objectives and Responsibilities
This critical role of Director and Chair provides administration and oversight for the TCP/MAT program in the Adult & Professional Studies program and the undergraduate majors supported through the Education Department. This position must expand a biblical worldview through a positive workplace contribution that will build and develop the gifts of faculty, students, and staff, both individually and corporately.
The work performed will support the Strategic Initiatives of SDC:
Academically Equipped: educated through engaged faculty in rigorous programs built on outcomes derived from competencies and biblical integration within each discipline.
- Maintain and stay current with philosophical, educational, and pedagogical trends in the field of education and the CTC.
- Actively participate in community events such as faculty/staff orientations, CommUNITY, faculty forum, academic senate and appointed committees.
- Support department efforts as they relate to strategic planning for program development, program expansion and relationship to licensing agencies
- Discharge administrative duties as assigned specifically as it relates to scheduling program requirements
- Uphold the policies and principles outlined in the Faculty Handbooks for APS programs and residential programs
- Plan for course syllabi and requirements as required by the program and post them for student access
- Integrate a biblical worldview into the instructional design
- Be present to teach every class that is assigned or provide for a qualified substitution in case of an absences
- Provide direct and indirect assessments to evaluate student achievement and success
- Evaluate and assess student work and provide feedback in a timely matter
- Meet the timelines for submitting midterm grades and final grades
- Respond to students, staff and faculty within 24-48 hours
- Maintain regular office hours
Leadership & Management Responsibilities
- Plan development opportunities for faculty and staff in the education programs
- Coordinate and develop faculty who provide instruction through Education Department offerings.
- Participate in program strategic planning and make recommendations that support budget planning as related to program costs and expenses.
- Strategize with APS leadership and admission efforts to facilitate the recruitment of new students
- Coordinate annual reviews as necessary
- Guide the program assessment plan as outlined by the institutional schedule
- Guide the program review for the Education Department as outlined by the institutional schedule
- Participate in student Capstone experiences
Biblical Worldview: committed to God’s preeminent perspective on life and the realization that He created and enables each person to be a life-changing influence for Christ.
- Commit to demonstrate a daily Christian life that supports SDC community values and heritage
- Support the integration of biblical and Godly principles within the discipline, classroom, and campus
- Champion servant leadership and faith integration values for faculty and staff associated with the education programs
- Regularly attend chapel and other student spiritual life events on campus
- Support a classroom environment that honors a biblical worldview and SDC’s mission, vision, and values
Culturally & Globally Involved: inspired through partnership to be responsible stewards in local communities and global opportunities.
- Develop partnerships and relationships with area schools and school district to support recruitment and retention efforts for students.
- Promote the Education and APS departments within the campus community
- Work with the diverse departments that provide support for the education majors that are served through the various education programs.
- Represent and support SDC with students, parents, instructional, and community relations
- Support and maintain involvement with SDC alumni, particularly Education department graduates
- Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Education or Educational Leadership
- Substantial demonstrated success with the K-12 learning environment
- California teaching credential preferred, but not required
- Doctrinal compatibility
- Committed Christian faith which is evident in daily life
- Support for the educational philosophy of the institution
- Knowledgeable and conversant in California teacher credential system
- Previous experience with Christian higher education
- Knowledge of Educational Technology
- Outstanding critical thinking skills
- Strong, demonstrated ability to problem solve
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Strong demonstrated ability to use and leverage technology effectively such as Learning Management Systems, Student Information Systems (SIS) and databases
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and standard office equipment
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