Unniversity of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education

Full Time Secondary Math Instructional Coach, Urban Teaching Apprenticeship Program

Posted on April 16, 2019

The Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania seeks a Secondary Math Instructional Coach/Clinical Instructor with experience teaching in grades 7-12,  to join the  Urban Teaching Apprenticeship Program (UTAP). The individual will be a key developer of UTAP’s new school-based Instructional Coaching curriculum/model. In this role, the Instructional Coach will work with UTAP faculty, and K-12 school and district leaders to encourage and nurture partnerships between the schools that include learning experiences that mutually benefit program improvement and K-12 teaching and learning. This is a 12 month, 100% FTE position at the non-tenure rank of Instructional Coach. This is a grant funded position with potential for re-appointment after the grant period, dependent on funding.

Primary responsibilities of the Instructional Coach include:

  1. Coach (in-person) a small cohort of teacher candidates (apprentices)
  2. Lead Mentor Labs – Develop, facilitate and evaluate professional learning opportunities for Classroom mentors (teachers of record that host apprentices) that equip them with coaching skills/practices
  3. UTAP Program Field & School Development – Support the development of the UTAP Instructional Coaching curriculum/model through working with UTAP faculty AND with school and district leaders to nurture partnerships
  4. Teaching Assistance – Support UTAP faculty as teaching assistants in UTAP methods courses and develop “studio days” school-based learning experiences that mutually benefit pre-service teachers in UTAP program as well as in-service teacher in partner schools

Senior Instructional Coach positions may be available depending on level of experience and education. All responsibilities listed above under 1, 2, 3 apply. Instead of #4, senior positions will have independent teaching loads, (2-3 courses, one each summer, fall, spring) and support program research/evaluation.

Position Requirements

  • Masters or doctoral degree with a strong emphasis on education (equivalent experience will be considered). Senior positions may be available depending on level of experience and education.
  • Minimum of five years of teaching and coaching/mentoring experience in a content area [Math, Science, Social Studies, English Language Arts] grades 7-12, preferably in an urban context
  • Experience maintaining innovative school university partnerships in teacher education
  • Deep knowledge of current pedagogies to support teacher learning
  • Strong communication and organization skills and ability to work collaboratively with school and university teacher educators
  • Strong technology skills
  • Flexible thinker
  • Self-motivated and a team player

To apply: Instructional Coach/Secondary Math


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