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The Certification Officer is responsible to the Dean of the College of Education for all aspects of teacher certification, to include placing student teachers, training supervising teachers, and preparing and submitting reports to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the Texas Education Agency and the State Board of Educator Certification.
Serves as the first line contact for independent school districts within Region 9 for certification questions or issues related to new employees; advises most transfer students on certification requirements; advises all participants in the federally-funded SUCCESS project; arranges placements for student teachers within Region 9; trains student teaching supervisors; and conducts start-up and evaluation meetings requisite to the process of teacher certification.
Previous classroom teaching experience preferred as well as experience in academic administration, personnel management, and advising.
Must have an advanced knowledge of Texas teacher certification requirements. Must also have knowledge in the use of personal computers and commonly used office software programs such as Word, Excel and Outlook. A familiarity with the independent school districts within Region 9 strongly desired.
Must have a Master’s degree.
Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to establish good working relationships with students, faculty and supervising administrators and teachers; good organizational skills; and the ability to supervise and evaluate the work of others. *Regular reliable attendance is required.
*This position is designated as security sensitive and requires a criminal background check.