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Associate Program Chair of Teacher Education

Application Window

Open date: May 10th, 2021

Last review date: Monday, May 24, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Tuesday, Aug 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The UC Davis School of Education (SOE) announces the recruitment of an associate program chair in the School of Education’s Teacher Credential/MA Program. Applications are encouraged from candidates with a strong disciplinary background in the field of teacher education. Please explore our Teacher Credential/MA Program at

As a part of the UC Davis School of Education, our overarching mission is “to confront and eliminate inequities among people and communities through the generation of impactful knowledge and the promise of education.” In the Teacher Education program, we intentionally plan instruction and clinical experiences to prepare candidates to understand and address issues of equity and social justice in tandem with effectively implementing California’s adopted standards and curricular frameworks. We prepare teacher leaders who will be innovative in their classrooms and contribute to reform efforts in their districts. To that end we take pride in leveraging the resources available to us as a research university to provide the most current research-based pedagogical practices to ensure that our candidates complete our program as teacher-scholars who enact the following roles outlined in our Teacher Education guiding pillars:

● Collaborative professionals who work with students, colleagues, and parents to forge effective teaching practices;
● Advocates for educational equity who champion high learning expectations for all students;
● Investigative teachers who continuously use inquiry to examine, define, and refine their teaching practice to promote student learning, targeting underachieving students as a particular focus; and
● Reflective practitioners who employ classroom inquiry to improve teaching practice and create effective classroom communities.

The TE associate program chair (academic coordinator) is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the school’s Teacher Credential/MA Program, implementing practices and procedures developed by the TE program chair (with consultation from the dean, associate dean, department chair and faculty-at-large). Specific responsibilities include administering the Teacher Credential/MA Program budget; overseeing personnel reviews of the TE non-senate faculty (NSF); responding to federal and state regulatory requirements for teacher education programs; preparing proposals and documents for the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC); serving on Teacher Credential/MA committees; working with SOE staff to develop teaching schedules; assigning workload for the Teacher Credential/MA NSF; developing, and overseeing the implementation of, instruments for data collection for the Teacher Credential/MA Program, and providing oversight for Unit 18 MOU compliance in consultation with the program chair, SOE staff, and Academic Affairs.

In addition to a strong record of teaching excellence, the successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the administration of teacher education programs. The successful candidate will have an accomplished track record (calibrated to career stage) of teaching and administration and a clearly articulated vision of how their work at UC Davis will contribute to the SOE’s mission of serving the needs of our preservice teachers and K-12 partners.

Appointment will be as a fiscal year (12-month) academic coordinator. Applicants must have earned a Master's degree or higher in a field related to education. Participation in SOE and university service is an expectation under our shared governance model.

The School

The School of Education is organized to encourage the integration of research and practice across several programs of study: undergraduate coursework in education topics, doctoral study (both PhD and EdD), and the preparation of K-12 teachers.

As an academic unit, the SOE is designed to support the development of knowledge useful to strengthening schooling systems across California's diverse and changing population. To achieve this mission, faculty and staff within the SOE are committed to offering high quality graduate and professional preparation programs and to engaging in collaborative research with elementary and secondary school teachers, administrators and other educators.

As a professional school, the SOE leverages innovative research, exemplary academic programs and community partnerships to realize the full promise of education. Our driving vision is an educational system where all students can learn, thrive, and grow.

The SOE is:
· Deeply committed to educational equity and social justice;
· Focused on building partnerships and collaborative approaches to research; and
· Uniquely situated in close proximity to the state capital, providing opportunities to
influence and inform educational policy.

Our Commitment

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of the University of California, Davis. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can best be fully realized by faculty who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our recently developed Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, our strategic plan: “To Boldly Go,” our Principles of Community, the Office of Academic Affairs Mission Statement, and the UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement.

UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) are strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis -- indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting school.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    Master’s degree or higher in Education or a related field; or other equivalent degree(s)

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
    • a professional background
    • academic training and/or experience in management and teacher education
    • professional knowledge of CTC credential program requirements
Preferred qualifications
    • California teaching credential
    • 5-years of K-12 teaching and/or K-12 leadership

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching - Please describe your approach to teaching and learning based on your experience with preservice and in-service teachers, as well as K-12 students.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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Davis, California