FY24 Director of Master of Arts in Teaching Program Recruitment, Licensure and Residency

FY24 Director of Master of Arts in Teaching Program Recruitment, Licensure and Residency




Administrative, Professional & Staff Positions




Locations: Macomb, IL


Posted: Mar 27, 2024


Closes: Open Until Filled


Type: FT - Continuous


About Western Illinois University:


Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review. Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves nearly 7,500 students at its traditional, residential campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential branch campus in Moline, IL.


Job Description:


APPOINTMENT: June 1, 2024; this is a temporary 3-year position


RESPONSIBILITIES: Facilitate all aspects of the two-year MAT Program residency; provide potential candidates with comprehensive program information; and complete all Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)-required licensure entitlement processes for both the Educator Licensure with Stipulations endorsed for Alternative Provisional Educator (ELS-APE) and the full Professional Educator License (PEL).




Required Qualifications:


• A Master's degree from an accredited institution.

• Knowledge of and experience within the United States PK-12 teacher education system.

• 4 or more years of teaching in a United States PK-12 public school.

• Experience as a field supervisor for education students in clinical settings.

• Experience guiding students through college/university level academic programs, policies, and regulations.

• Experience working within an information technologies system.

• Experience training others to use Google Suite Applications.

• Experience providing professional development to new teachers.

• Experience leading virtual meetings with Zoom, including the use of breakout rooms.

• Ability to manage multiple projects and balance a variety of tasks at once.

• Superior attention to detail.

• Strong written and oral communication skills.

• Strong problem-solving skills.

• Strong organizational skills.

• Ability and desire to work evenings as needed.


Preferred Qualifications:


• Experience guiding students through WIU's academic policies and regulations.

• Working with WIU's information technologies system is highly preferred.

• Experience with the Danielson Evaluation system.

• Experience with alternative licensure programs.

• Experience with learning management systems.

• Experience writing grant proposals.

• Experience hiring and supervising individuals.


Additional Information:


The Department:


The position is located in the Office of Teacher Education located in the College of Education and Human Services. The Office of Teacher Education supports teacher education and graduate education programs and serves the needs of students, alumni, and the professional community. The Office works with prospective students, current students, alumni, and those seeking initial or subsequent licensure or who have questions about licensure; endorsements; or other teacher, school service personnel, or administrative matters.






Since 1899, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.


WIU-Macomb, IL: Western's traditional, residential main campus offers a comprehensive slate of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, and post-baccalaureate certificates. A diverse community in west central Illinois, Macomb features a unique blend of agriculture, industry, service, retail, education, and culture. Macomb serves as the county seat, with connections across the state with Amtrak providing twice-daily service from Macomb to Chicago (and point in between). Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).


WIU-Quad Cities: Located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Moline, Illinois, the WIU-Quad Cities campus is the only public four-year regional university that serves the Quad Cities region. Designed as a metropolitan commuter campus, WIU-Quad Cities offers select undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Moline is located just 80 miles north of the Macomb campus and is centered within a diverse, bi-state community of 383,000 that offers a broad range of cultural, social, and entertainment amenities and experiences, as well as varied businesses and industries.




Western Illinois University fosters respect, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. WIU is committed to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity. We value inclusion as a core value and as an essential element of Western's public service mission. WIU embraces individual uniqueness and a culture of inclusion that supports broad and specific diversity initiatives. Western believes in the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society as integral to the success of all individuals.


At WIU, we will:


Maintain a safe and secure environment for all members of our University communities. Educate and empower students, staff, and faculty to be social justice advocates.

Provide curricula, programs, training, resources, and environments that reflect and strengthen the diversity of our communities, and to elevate cultural awareness and understanding.

Ensure fair, equitable, and inclusive access to University facilities, programs, resources, and services.

Create inclusive and equitable policies and practices.

Diversify the University's workforce by assessing hiring practices to attract, retain, and develop talented staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds.

Address intergroup disparities through areas as representation, retention, learning outcomes, and graduation rates.

Create a University wide diversity plan to ensure a continued commitment to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity.




More than 61 undergraduate degree programs, 41 graduate programs, two doctoral programs and 16 post-baccaulaureate certificate programs prepare students for a successful career after graduation.


Student Resources


More than 200 student organizations at Western provide social, academic, recreation, athletics, service, academic, and many other opportunities for students to grow and learn, develop leadership skills, and much more.


Numerous concerts, lectures, films, dance performances, cultural events and more are presented and performed each year, along with numerous major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows, and a variety of service-oriented projects and activities, all in a diverse and inclusive campus environment.


The Multicultural Center is home to four cultural and resource centers: The Gwendolyn Brooks, Casa Latina, the Women's Center, and the LGBT*QA Resource Center. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.




The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 17 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports.; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Ohio Valley Conference.


Application Instructions:


APPLICATION: Complete applications include:


1) a letter of application


2) current curriculum vita or resume


3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references


4) copies of unofficial academic transcripts and any certifications/licenses required, official copies will be requested of selected candidate


Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL http://www.wiu.edu/employment/


**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.


Screening will begin April 15, 2024.


Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Lisa Litchfield at mailto:[email protected]


For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Human Resources at (309) 298-1971 or via email at mailto:[email protected].


Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.


To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/5138940


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