Special Education Licensing Specialist

State of Utah

Full Job Description
Job Description
As a Special Education Licensing Specialist, in collaboration with Utah Local Education Agencies (LEAs), Institutes of Higher Education (IHEs), stakeholders and Utah State Board of Education (USBE) staff, you will work to support multiple pathways to special education license areas of concentration including competency-based options to ensure that students with disabilities have access to qualified instructors as outlined by the Utah State Board of Education and Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). This is a licensed-level position reporting to and Educational Coordinator or Educational Director and is unique to the USBE.

Principal Duties

Respond to LEAs and educators regarding special education licensing questions and provide technical assistance to LEAs in supporting teachers on an Alternate Educator License (AEL) path through the APPEL-SpEd program
Review transcripts for out of state license applicants
Review transcripts for the development of Professional Learning Plans (PLPs) for APPEL-SpEd candidates.
Recommend for APPEL-SpEd licensure
Assist in the development of Competency-based endorsement for special education and licensure pathways
Conduct Follow up check-ins with APPEL-SpEd candidates and mentors, answer e-mails and phone calls related to the program
Monitor shared in boxes
Grade in house coursework for APPEL-SpEd program
Develop and facilitate professional learning opportunities for educators pursing a special education license or endorsement in Utah.
Provide support for APPEL-SpEd pedagogical performance assessment (PPA), mentoring and clinical experiences
Evaluate special education teacher preparation programs and processes for quality and effectiveness and make recommendations for improvement.
Design and implement new support processes
Ensure alignment of programs across departments and within all sections of the USBE.
Coordinate effectively with other state agencies and services providers.
Help develop and implement effective, equitable strategies and best practices, within a variety of settings.
Work to improve overall LEA understanding of Special Education licensing areas of concentration and the requirements as defined in USBE policy.

Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will possess:?A Utah educator’s license.
A degree, license, endorsement, or equivalent competencies in special education.
A degree, certification, or endorsement in educational technology.
Experience working with statute, policy, including proficient knowledge of the IDEA.
At least five years of experience working in education.

Preference may be given to candidates which have:At least three years of experience working with developing and facilitating online learning opportunities.
Experience in educational coaching and mentoring.
Experience or certification in Speech-Language Pathology or as a Speech-Language Technician.
Experience developing micro-credentials.

Why You Should Join Our Team
The Special Education Services Section of the USBE is a high functioning, highly motivated collaborative team focusing on improving outcomes for students with disabilities. The USBE values employees and promotes collaboration and teamwork to improve educational practices.

Additionally, the State of Utah offers an excellent compensation package which includes generous paid time off, top notch retirement plan options, and a variety of medical insurance plans. This allows you to stay healthy, secure your financial future, and spend more time with loved ones. To learn more about the benefits offered please click?here.

The Agency
The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) leads by creating equitable conditions for student success: advocating for necessary resources, developing policy, and providing effective oversight and support.?To learn more about the USBE, please click?here.

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