Reporting directly to the Dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences (CEBS), the Director, School of Teacher Education (STE) holds a 12-month administrative appointment and is responsible for the overall leadership and administration of the school including oversight of academic programs, faculty review, course scheduling, budgeting, facilitating innovation, and supporting faculty, staff, and student professional learning. As a member of the College of Education leadership team, the director collaborates regularly with other department heads, directors, the associate deans, and administrative staff to conduct the work of the unit.
The STE is the largest academic unit in CEBS and one of the largest at WKU. The 32 full-time faculty in STE deliver instructional programs in program areas such as Elementary Education, Middle Grades Education, Secondary Education, Special Education, Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education, Libraries, Informatics, and Technology in Education, Gifted Education, Business and Marketing Education, Science and Math Education, Literacy, and Instructional Design. These include teacher certification and non-certification options at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to lead the WKU STE at an exciting time in the school's history.
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