Program SpecialistOklahoma Department of Career Technology
Program Specialist STEM
This position provides instructional leadership in implementing high-quality teaching and learning, advocates strategies to improve STEM education and develops instructional strategies and resources that improve the academic achievement and technical skills of students in career and technology education. The position provides leadership to the STEM cluster and serves as curriculum expert for career and technology education programs and the math and science courses required for those pathways and careers. Bachelor's degree required and Master's degree preferred. Degree in STEM related field, Science preferred. Three years teaching experience. Valid teaching certificate preferred.
Requires ability to use inquiry-based instruction and materials-based science curriculum aligned with National Science Education Standards and Oklahoma Academic Science Standards. Requires ability to comprehend science content and inquiry-based science; instructional knowledge of national science reform literature; knowledge and use of authentic, performance-based science assessments; and evidence of engagement with recent national science reform efforts. Requires ability to comprehend and apply principles of biology, chemical and physical science. Ability to collaborate effectively with career and technology education instructors and counselors, ability to develop strategies to integrate academic content with career and technology education applications. Position based in Stillwater, OK. Frequent daytime travel.
- Use state and national math/science/STEM standards to strengthen career and technology education programs to increase student academic achievement and close the gaps among all student populations.
- Assist in planning, developing and implementing continuous improvement plans for high-quality STEM program.
- Provide guidance for the STEM programs within the statewide instructional framework.
- Provide technical assistance for teachers and local administrators in promising practices in STEM education.
- Identify and document STEM concepts that are indicators for success in targeted industry, clusters, pathways and career specialties to facilitate and/or develop new and innovative curriculum around STEM standards.
- Assess nationwide trends and emerging technologies for relevance and potential impact on STEM programs and the employability of students.
- Plan and implement high-impact professional development training and technical assistance for teachers, staff, and sending school faculty as needed.
- Attend and participate in local, state and national conferences/meetings as required to provide leadership and represent STEM and ODCTE.
- Establish/maintain strategic relationship with key educational leaders and partners to promote CareerTech as a leader in education and career development.
- Assist with planning OKACTE's Summer Conference STEM division.
- Participate as a team player in the STEM division's goals and initiatives such as team meetings, conference planning, and other activities of the division.
Salary/Benefits: $49,235 - $56,621 commensurate with education or experience. Health, dental, life and disability insurance; flexible benefits plan; teacher's retirement; vacation/sick leave; paid holidays; employee assistance program; and flex-time options. Total salary and benefits package valued at $61,234 - $69,176. Position posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days or until position is filled.