The Elementary Education Program Chair oversees the daily operations of the campus Elementary Education K-6, licensure program. This responsibility falls in two major areas:
Teaching and Advising
The program chair position is a full-time, 9-month appointment, and the chair is expected to carry a teaching load of 12 credits per semester.
The program chair oversees the academic advising of candidates in the field of education in their licensure area. Advisors provide assistance and counsel with educational planning, career choices, personal and spiritual issues. Advisors work individually with candidates in the area of dispositions that may need to be addressed or with specific struggles that a candidate is experiencing. Advisors also complete plans of improvement for candidates who need support areas for overall success.
The program chair, in cooperation with the Unit Chair, oversees the education faculty in his/her licensure program through faculty recommendations, maintaining files of qualifications, professional development, and service to the profession of faculty, evaluation of faculty, and assisting in the development of faculty goals.
The program chair assists the Supervisor of Student Teaching with the field and clinical placements, cooperating school and teacher’s information and qualifications for the best placement of candidates in the field.
The program chair works in collaboration with the Unit Chair to provide all program information, KSDE reviews, and assessment data for program improvements and updates to increase candidate learning.
MSE in education or related field
Hold a valid professional teaching license
Three or more years of a combination of successful college/university/K-12 teaching and academic administration
Organizational skills to promote collaboration and teamwork with the Teacher Education Department
Capacity to build and maintain academic programming, quality curricula development, and training of candidates and adjuncts with effective teaching content and pedagogy
Knowledge of technology related to teaching and that is used in schools
Effective interpersonal and communication skills
Collegial attitude with the ability to effectively lead teams
Highest levels of integrity and confidentiality
A commitment to the overall mission of Barclay College.
PhD or EdD in Education or related field
Hold a valid KSDE professional teaching license in Elementary Education
Experience with teacher evaluation processes and procedures
Familiarity with Kansas Licensure Requirements
About Barclay College
Barclay College was founded by Quaker settlers in Haviland, Kansas, in 1917 as the Kansas Central Bible Training School and was formally known as Friends Bible College from 1925 to 1990. The college’s main campus is located in south-central Kansas on US Highway 54/400 between Dodge City and Pratt. This location combines the advantages of a very friendly, safe, small-town environment with easy access to larger-town services about ten to twenty minutes from campus. The campus itself is an attractive, open campus of twenty acres and eight major buildings. The newest addition to the campus is the Ross-Ellis Center for Arts and Ministry, with exceptional, state-of-the-art theater and classrooms, completed in 2018. A new Wellness Center is under consideration by the board.