Single Subject Credential Program
Program Director Job Description
All faculty teaching in the Single Subject Credential Program (SSCP) must have the following qualifications:
- MA or MS in education or related field
- Public secondary school teaching experience
- Ability to use technology (email, TITANium CMS, and SSCP Online Evaluation System) to effectively communicate with candidates, Mentor Teachers, and program faculty and staff; share lesson plan and classroom observation documents; and submit candidate evaluations (including support MT evaluation submissions)
- Committed to ongoing professional development to maintain currency in the field
- Knowledge of CSUF Single Subject Credential Program requirements
The Single Subject Credential Program Director must also have specific qualifications as noted below.
- Doctorate in education or related field.
- Demonstrated capacity to provide faculty leadership
- Knowledge of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) Educator Preparation Program Standards (Common and Program)
- Knowledge of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) Intern Program requirements.
The Director of the Single Subject Credential Program coordinates the program and provides university-wide support for candidates, faculty, and staff involved in the Single Subject Credential Program. This role is compensated with 6 units release per semester and a summer stipend. The SSCP Director is housed in and reports to the Chair of the Department of Secondary Education. Responsibilities are as follows:
Single Subject Credential Program Leadership and Coordination
- Serves as program spokesperson.
- Serves as liaison to participating departments in the program.
- Serves as liaison to district and school sites of candidate placement.
- Communicates with outside agencies, including CTC, NCATE, and the Office of the Chancellor through the Dean and Associate Dean of the College of Education.
- Serves on the All-University Responsibility for Teacher Education Committee (AURTEC).
- Assumes responsibility for program coordination and advisement during intersession and summer sessions.
- Compiles and reports to SECTEP and for Accreditation on student enrollment, demographics, field placements, follow-up studies, and needs assessments.
- Coordinates SSCP information materials (print and digital).
Field Placements and Supervision
- Responsible for field placement of Teacher Candidates according to SECTEP and district policies.
- Communicates placement information to SACs and PDC Instructors.
- Monitors Teacher Candidate contracts between school districts and the university.
- Facilitates efforts of Supervision Coordinator (if appointed) and provides on-going assistance and training of Supervisors.
Student Advisement, Support, Evaluation, and Certification
- Monitors/updates the SSCP Online Evaluation System.
- Confirms program completers to Credential Preparation Center.
- Supports Subject Area Coordinator in candidate remediation and program removal decisions.
Leadership for the Secondary Education Cooperative Teacher Education Program (SECTEP)
- Serves as Chair of SECTEP.
- Prepares agenda and presides over meetings of SECTEP.
- Appoints ad hoc and standing committees. Serves on all standing committees.
- Facilitates the development of new and alternative secondary teacher education programs.
- Provides for program faculty development through retreats and training.
- Provides curricular leadership to SECTEP.
- Communicates with the Career Development Center on teacher supply and demand.
Leadership for Intern Program
- Acts as Intern Program Director (or appoints designee). See Intern Program Director for job description.
Liaison to Department of Secondary Education
- Attend EDSC Directors meetings.
- Confers regularly with the Secondary Education Department Chair regarding constituent concerns, programmatic needs, and coordination activities.
- Performs other program assignments as directed by the Department Chair, College Dean, and SECTEP Advisory Council.