The Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP) is a 12-month full-time program preparing excellent classroom teachers at the elementary and secondary levels. Leading to a masters degree in education and a California teaching credential, STEP integrates a high quality academic program with a well-supported, yearlong student teaching placement. STEP aims to prepare educators who can meet the practical and intellectual challenges of the teaching profession, serve the needs of today's diverse student populations, and revitalize the profession by preparing educational leaders for tomorrow's schools.
The Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE) aims to strengthen its renowned teacher education program by improving the preparation of general education teachers who can help build effective and inclusive schools and classrooms in support of all learners. The Clinical Associate in Special Education will serve as a key resource in this effort.
Clinical Associates in STEP fulfill a unique and essential role in service of the program's mission, and their contributions are paramount to the program's success. As educators working at the university and in partnering schools, Clinical Associates facilitate the joint work of preparing and developing teachers and educational leaders. They draw on the knowledge base regarding the professional preparation of teachers, are conversant in research on teaching and learning, are well grounded in relevant disciplinary fields, and have experience teaching in K-12 settings and at the university level and thrive in both contexts.
The GSE is a top ranked school of education, known for its prestigious faculty, rigorous graduate degree programs, and its impact on the quality of education across the world. The GSE is committed to developing leaders in education research, practice and policy. Our community includes over 60 Faculty, 400 students, 200 staff, 8,000 alumni and countless people from the local and global communities we work with and impact. The work environment is dynamic, deadline-driven, fast-paced, and energetic.
STEP is seeking a Clinical Associate with the capacity to fulfill the range of roles described above with and who possesses particular experience and expertise in special education. This Clinical Associate will support STEP's efforts to develop an outstanding program in preparing general education teachers to build effective and inclusive classrooms for all learners.
Each clinical associate's work portfolio is different, based on program needs and individual strengths and skills. The following responsibilities are illustrative of the types of efforts the incumbent would undertake, though it is not expected that any clinical associate would engage with all of these efforts in any one program year:
Provide support and leadership for STEP's initiative to strengthen and integrate inclusive practices
Develop and instruct core courses for teacher candidates in inclusive practices and supporting students with special needs
Supervise teacher candidates in their clinical placements
Provide guidance, support and mentorship to other university supervisors, cooperating teachers, instructors, and STEP graduates
Maintain and foster positive relationships with partner schools; provide or facilitate professional development in partner schools
Remain conversant in professional scholarship tied to educational practice related to inclusion and special education
Provide outreach and advocacy within and across STEP and its partner schools to support eﬀective inclusive practices.
Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains d...edicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 9000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu.
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.