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Texas A&M University - Commerce Certification Specialist in Commerce, Texas

Job Title

Certification Specialist

Agency

Texas A&M University - Commerce

Department

Educational Certification & Academic Services

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Commerce, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT:

During the application process you have one opportunity to upload documents as a combined PDF. The page “My Experience” has an area provided under Resume/CV to drop or upload the file.

This one combined PDF must include:

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume/CV

  • Three professional references with complete contact information (Unsolicited letters of recommendation will not be considered).

  • Transcripts – If required for the position (Unofficial will be accepted with application. Official transcripts are required at time of verbal offer). If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.

All documents must be electronically submitted through the Texas A&M Online Employment Services website to be considered. Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration.

SUMMARY:

Certification Specialist is responsible for the daily activities of the certification or credentialing program for the College of Educator Certification and Academic Services. May interface with outside testing organizations. The Certification Specialist evaluates and documents student completion of all necessary requirements to qualify for state certification under the direction of the Program Director for Education. The Certification Specialist works with students, clinical and field experience cooperating teachers and school administrators, and education department faculty in all aspects of student completion of the requirements of their education program of study, from admission to graduation and certification.

DUTIES& RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Review certification applications, review supporting documentation and determine eligibility status for processing applicants for recommendation for Texas Standard Certification.

  • Review certification applications, review supporting documentation and determine eligibility status for processing applicants for recommendation for an Emergency Permit, Intern or Probationary Certificate.

  • Provide information and documentation for any out-of-state transfer requests.

  • Provide information to current and future candidates requesting certification information and respond to requests for information regarding certification.

  • Serve as primary contact for processing applicant's certificate request.

  • Serve as primary contact for processing "letter of intent" to school districts for teacher candidates seeking employment prior to program completion.

  • Support the development and maintenance of certification forms and documents including information verifying eligibility of various certificates.

  • Assist with review and maintenance procedures of all candidates records.

  • Maintain an understanding of TEA and EPP Program regulations, as well as policy and procedures.

  • Aid in the implementation of certification policies and procedures.

  • Conduct inspections of operations requesting certification, as needed.

  • Track all outstanding candidate certification requests

  • Work with students to complete their application to education programs, including information and data management related to TEA and EPP testing requirements.

  • Recommend and coordinate implementation of needed updates to the Teacher Education Program web pages/community pages related to all certification areas.

  • Clerical support for education program director and faculty.

  • Enters student data from State website into student information systems

  • Additional duties as reasonably assigned.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree required/ Masters Preferred in Education

  • Experience/ Knowledge/ Skills: Background in Education; 3 Years work experience working with databases and computers; Experience working in Higher Education & Knowledge of TEA Requirements and TEAL

  • Ability to: Maintain Confidentiality; Working Knowledge of database Management; Working knowledge of office equipment, including computers and calculators

  • Licensing/Professional Certifications: Teaching Experience and/or Certification preferred

  • Physical Requirements: n/a

  • Other Requirements: Demonstrated ability in WORD, EXCEL and ACCESS Programs including queries; Good knowledge of English grammar, punctuation, and correspondence requirements; Excellent attention to detail and accuracy; Self-motivated; Effective communication skills including verbal and written communications; Ability to exercise sound judgment in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with fellow employees, the University community and the public in general.

PREFERRED EDUCATION/ SKILLS/ EXPERIENCE:

Education skills and experience above and beyond the minimum that would be ideal but is not required.

SUPERVISION OF OTHERS:

Not applicable.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Since 1889, Texas A&M University-Commerce has been known as a leader in providing an excellent education. It’s because we care about people and relationships. We’re a big-name university, but our focus is helping you achieve success. A&M-Commerce faculty and staff will know your name and work closely with you to understand your goals and dreams. Our professors will care about your growth and be your loudest supporters when you walk across the stage to get your degree.

We realize a great education is about more than attending class. It’s about making friends, memories, and a name for yourself as someone who’s passionate about learning. Earning an A&M-Commerce degree and being part of the Texas A&M University system will not only look good on your resume, it will give you the confidence you need to compete in the marketplace."

Texas A&M University-Commerce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (903) 886-5668.

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