Certification Coordinator - School of Education

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Administrative

Position Title: Certification Coordinator - School of Education  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

33700 - Teacher Education

Advertised Salary: $48,000 to $54,000 plus a comprehensive benefit package (health care, vacation, etc.)  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: 12 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: This position will work closely with the Michigan Department of Education and the School of Education administration. The primary responsibility is to recommend teacher certification. In addition, they will work with students who are seeking teacher certification as post-bachelor degree students and graduate level Special Education and Educational Leadership. They will work with persons seeking certification in Career and Technical Education, as well.
Anticipated start date of this position is March of 2023.
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: Bachelor’s degree  
Required Work Experience: 2 years of experience teaching or education administrative experience in K-12 or higher education systems

Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Master’s degree in Education or related field.

Experience with education certification.
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Recommend teacher certification candidates to the Michigan Department of Education for Ferris State University students graduating from the education programs.
Direct inquires for students who are seeking teacher certification as post-bachelor’s degree students.
Verify student enrollment at Ferris State University for the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) and records scores once those are reported to the University.
Complete Title II reports, as required by the Federal Government for Teacher Education programs.
Respond to requests from the Michigan Department of Education at it relates to teacher certification.
Review all Level II applications for on and off campus students. Ensuring that the student has met CAEP Accreditation requirements and Department of Human Services’ background checks are complete.
Complete verification of program completion for those seeking out of state certification as required by that state.
Implement policies from the Office of Career and Technical Education Program at the Michigan Department of Education.
Identify teachers needing certified in secondary and post-secondary CTE programs.
Assist teachers or potential teachers in gaining a Standard Teacher Certificate with CIP programs through transcript evaluation and recommendations.
Have a working knowledge of all MDE approved CIP codes and career and technical pathways
Recommend teacher certification for Career and Technical Education candidates through the Michigan Department of Education.
Evaluate student candidacy into the ProMoTEd program.
Assist CTE faculty in program promotion.
Demonstrate an understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.
Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity and inclusion.
Data collection and database management.
Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents: Unofficial Transcript 2  
Special Instructions to Applicants: Unofficial Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of Bachelor's degree.
Unofficial Transcript 2 (OPTIONAL): Applicants with a Master’s degree in Education or related field please attach a copy of those unofficial transcripts.
Transcripts must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.
Initial Application Review Date:
January 23, 2023  
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at ferris.edu. The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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