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Director of Field Experiences and Clinical Practice

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Executive/Director/Management, Administrative/Professional, Project Management/Planning, Other

Department: UMBC Department of Education
Position Overview:

The Director of Field Experiences and Clinical Practice is responsible for developing, implementing and assessing field experiences, specifically internships for UMBC teacher education candidates. The Director works with school district partners as well as UMBC faculty and staff to ensure candidates gain valuable hands-on experience in their area of certification, and align with MSDE and COMAR requirements on remote, office and field-based experiences.

Why Work at UMBC?

UMBC offers competitive compensation. This role starts at $91,000 and has over 4 weeks of vacation for regular full time roles. Tuition remission is also available.

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A hybrid telework schedule may be available.


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Managing collaboration with academic departments and the Sherman program to identify internship opportunities that align with program and MSDE/COMAR requirements. Collaborating with school districts and UMBC faculty and staff to establish, build and maintain relationships and school partnerships to arrange diverse and meaningful internship opportunities for UMBC teacher education candidates. Developing and implementing a field experience program for undergraduate and graduate UMBC teacher education candidates in various disciplines. Creating innovative internships and collaborating with school districts to develop on-the-job internships to support grow-your-own programs and other programs as assigned.
  • Hiring and supervising supervisors, liaisons and mentor teachers.
  • Managing and executing the fiscal responsibilities of the Office of Field Experience and Clinical Practice. This includes calculating the costs of intern supervision, mentor teachers and travel and facilitating a budget in excess of $75,000.
  • Fostering an innovative spirit to grow programs and recruiting and retaining students.
  • Facilitating the collaborative planning of continuing professional development of Professional Development Schools’ (PDS) faculty and the inquiry into teaching and learning in collaboration with UMBC Program Directors and PK-12 schools. Overseeing the continuing development and operations of all PDS relationships and field experiences in accordance with State and accreditation standards for clinical experiences and the PDS Implementation and Assessment framework.
  • Assisting the department in addressing issues that arise in internships and field experiences. Establishing a supervisor/school-based liaison framework to provide support, supervision and professional development for UMBC teacher education candidates. Developing, managing and evaluating student teaching programs and creating handbooks, orientation materials and surveys to support supervisors, mentors, interns and PDS stakeholders. Ensuring compliance with applicable state and district policies (e.g., videoing, technology guidelines, visitation, substitute teaching) teacher candidate background and safety requirements. Working with programs to ensure compliance with Blueprint, accreditation and MSDE PDS or Partnership schools’ expectations.
  • Overseeing UMBC teacher education candidates throughout the internship process including pre-internship interviews, orientation, on-site supervision and post-experience debriefing and reflection. Evaluating the effectiveness of field experience programs and making recommendations for improvement.
  • Maintaining and updating Memorandums of Understanding with PDS and partner districts. Collaborating with teacher preparation partner schools through engagement in statewide meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership or a related field
  • Three years of experience in classroom teaching and educational administration
  • Five years of supervisory experience 


Preferred Qualifications: 
  • PhD in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership or a related field
  • Experience developing, managing and evaluating field experience programs and developing standard operating procedures
  • Knowledge of current legislation, policy, initiatives, trends and best practices in the field of teacher education and professional development at the state, district and institutional level
Background Screening Statement:

A background check will be required. 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Upload a cover letter and a resume.  

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

UMBC offers a rich benefits package.

Regular and grant funded regular positions (Full benefits summary click here):

Generous Leave which includes accruing:

  • 22 Days of Annual Leave  
  • 15 Days of Sick Leave  
  • 15 Holidays
  • 3 Personal Days

Tuition Remission:

  • 8 credit hours per semester
  • Tuition remission at UMBC for eligible dependents after two years of FT employment

Additional Benefits:

  • Life and disability insurance
  • Retirement plans (including the choice of joining the pension plan)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Wellness opportunities
  • & Much more

Contingent II positions may include some benefits

Benefits offered align with type (Regular, Contingent II, etc.) of position. 

Salary: Salary starts at $91,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full-time
Type: Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt
 Equal Opportunity Statement: UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Title IX: As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. For more information about Title IX and contact information for Title IX Coordinator click here.   


If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Work Authorization:  As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

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Applications close: Open Until Filled

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