MISSION: The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will improve outcomes for all public-school students in the state by providing leadership, guidance, and support to school systems.
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Educator Preparation Capacity Building Specialist plays a transformative role in enhancing the future of educator effectiveness in Texas. The specialist will play a key role in translating the expectations of rigorous, practice-based standards and assessments for new educators to educator preparation programs. The specialist will design and facilitate professional development and ongoing capacity building efforts, supporting over 130 educator preparation programs in designing and implementing high-quality and sustainable program models that ensure new educators are ready on day 1 for the rigors of the classroom. The specialist will also coordinate ongoing communication with educator preparation programs regarding educator standards and testing updates. This position performs complex consultative and technical assistance work related to an agency educational program. This position will provide guidance to the Educator Standards and Testing team and Educator Preparation Programs. This position will report to the Manager of Educator Standards and Testing.
The Educator Preparation Capacity Building Specialist will play a pivotal role in supporting the Texas Education Agency’s strategic priority to recruit, support, and retain teachers and principals.
Please note that a resume and tailored cover letter are required attachments for applying to this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applicants who are strongly being considered for employment must submit to a national criminal history background check.
Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.
Experience: At least (3) years of experience in teaching, including a demonstrated track record of improving outcomes for diverse student populations and facilitating skill-building adult professional development.
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or veteran status, unless an applicant is entitled to the veteran’s preference.
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This position requires the applicant to meet Agency standards and criteria which may include passing a pre-employment criminal background check, prior to being offered employment by the Agency.
No phone calls or emails, please. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not accept telephone calls and cannot reply to all email inquiries. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.