Certification & Teaching Internship Specialist / Staff Associate
Massachusetts College of Art - Boston MA

Internship Category: Paid

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  • The Art Education Department prepares students to be skillful, imaginative, and socially engaged teachers and artists. Art Education offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Masters Programs, and Certificate Programs in teacher preparation. The department nurtures students to develop contemporary and historical understandings of the theories and practices of learning, art, and teaching. Reporting to the Chair of Art Education, the role of the Certification and Teaching Internship Specialist is meant to provide professional vision and to manage the certification and licensure requirements of the profession.

    • Work collaboratively with the Department Chair in long-term and day-to-day management of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) certification and internship processes.
    • Serve as liaison to DESE and shepherd all aspects of the MA DESE accreditation process, guiding students from matriculation through licensure.
    • In coordination with the Art Education Department, oversee student teaching placements, including placing eligible students at field-based sites, relationship-building and establishing communication systems with supervising practitioners and fieldwork sites.
    • Maintain, facilitate and report evidence-based data related to educator preparation. Translate to and from the field about curricular decisions related to fieldwork sequence in pre-practicum and studio courses.
    • Oversee and supervise staffing and training for onsite supervising practitioners and MassArt program supervisors (student teaching supervisors).
    • Facilitate public school partnerships with a focus on Boston Public Schools.
    • Coordinate non-school based internships and work in concert with the Art Education Department, MassArt Internship Office, the Center for Art and Community Partnerships, and external partners.

    The Certification and Teaching Internship Specialist will promote the Colleges commitment to diversity and collegiality by:

    • Building effective partnerships with co-workers throughout the University by freely sharing appropriate information and providing assistance when needed.
    • Ensuring optimum service to all internal and external partners in response to all requests for service and information.
    • Maintaining an environment that is welcoming to persons of all backgrounds, nationalities, and roles.

    MassArt seeks to be a leader in increasing the diversity within its curriculum and support programs, as well as in its faculty, staff, and student populations. MassArt and its Art Education Department are promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to our goals and encourage applicants to apply and to identify their strengths in this area. Successful candidates must also have the clear potential or demonstrated ability to work effectively with and benefit a diverse student body.

    Review of applications will begin on Friday, February 2, 2018 and will continue until filled.

    The Art Education Department prepares students to be skillful, imaginative, and socially engaged teachers and artists. Art Education offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Masters Programs, and Certificate Programs in teacher preparation. The department nurtures students to develop contemporary and historical understandings of the theories and practices of learning, art, and teaching. Reporting to the Chair of Art Education, the role of the Certification and Teaching Internship Specialist is meant to provide professional vision and to manage the certification and licensure requirements of the profession.

    • Work collaboratively with the Department Chair in long-term and day-to-day management of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) certification and internship processes.
    • Serve as liaison to DESE and shepherd all aspects of the MA DESE accreditation process, guiding students from matriculation through licensure.
    • In coordination with the Art Education Department, oversee student teaching placements, including placing eligible students at field-based sites, relationship-building and establishing communication systems with supervising practitioners and fieldwork sites.
    • Maintain, facilitate and report evidence-based data related to educator preparation. Translate to and from the field about curricular decisions related to fieldwork sequence in pre-practicum and studio courses.
    • Oversee and supervise staffing and training for onsite supervising practitioners and MassArt program supervisors (student teaching supervisors).
    • Facilitate public school partnerships with a focus on Boston Public Schools.
    • Coordinate non-school based internships and work in concert with the Art Education Department, MassArt Internship Office, the Center for Art and Community Partnerships, and external partners.

    The Certification and Teaching Internship Specialist will promote the Colleges commitment to diversity and collegiality by:

    • Building effective partnerships with co-workers throughout the University by freely sharing appropriate information and providing assistance when needed.
    • Ensuring optimum service to all internal and external partners in response to all requests for service and information.
    • Maintaining an environment that is welcoming to persons of all backgrounds, nationalities, and roles.

    MassArt seeks to be a leader in increasing the diversity within its curriculum and support programs, as well as in its faculty, staff, and student populations. MassArt and its Art Education Department are promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to our goals and encourage applicants to apply and to identify their strengths in this area. Successful candidates must also have the clear potential or demonstrated ability to work effectively with and benefit a diverse student body.

    Review of applications will begin on Friday, February 2, 2018 and will continue until filled.

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