Employment at WGU

Regional Manager, Compliance for Educator Preparation

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Job Category: Staff-Accreditation/Institutional Research

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Job Description


The Regional Manager of Compliance for Educator Preparation (RMEP) serves as an expert on educator preparation programs, state-specific education agencies/associations, and state-specific certification/licensure requirements for teacher and principal candidates within a prescribed region. The RMEP ensures that WGU is represented at state meetings of educator preparation groups (e.g., deans, field experience supervisors, compliance officials, etc.) and assists in establishing relationships that transform state legislation and/or regulations for educator preparation.



  • Work with the senior manager and other RMEPs to obtain and/or maintain direct program approval, as applicable, in each state in the region;
  • Represent the university at strategic meetings of the state deans, clinical experience supervisors, and accreditation and compliance officers;
  • Identify opportunities for state and innovator partnerships to advance educator preparation;
  • Liaise, as needed, with licensing/certification students residing in the region;
  • Apply national, regional, state, and programmatic standards and regulations and rules to determine effects on college operations; raise issues that require different resourcing or problem solving; and coordinate project plans to support departmental initiatives; and
  • Monitor college practices, programs, and administration to make recommendations to improve student experiences, enrollment, continuous improvement and quality, as appropriate.



  • Attendance and/or coverage of all major meetings of strategic educator preparation agencies/ associations within the region;
  • Maintenance of direct, direct approved, and/or reciprocal licensing/certification pathways for each of the Teachers College programs within the region;
  • Knowledge of changes to legislation and/or regulation of educator preparation programs within the region that affect students’ attainment of licensing/certification;
  • Respond to questions in fewer than 48 hours; and
  • Complete personal and professional goals as established annually.


  • Adhere to FERPA and other state/federal regulations for educator preparation candidates;
  • Establish effective working relationships with educator preparation agencies/associations, partner schools/districts, and fellow employees;
  • Understand the requirements of licensing/certification bodies and be able to communicate them accordingly;
  • Apply university policies and procedures equitably while developing creative solutions to solve issues;
  • Manage competing projects, meetings, and deadlines; and
  • Have an acute attention to written and spoken details.

Required Skills

  • Basic understanding of descriptive and inferential statistics;
  • Technological competence with email and calendar, MS Office Suite, Adobe, and databases;
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present information clearly and accurately;
  • Exceptional attention to detail and able to meet all required deadlines;
  • Able to multi-task and work on multiple projects simultaneously as needed;
  • Able to work well within a team but independent enough to work well alone;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Strong organizational and planning skills;
  • Sensitive to and able to maintain confidentiality;
  • Able to interpret policies, legislative and/or regulatory codes, and standards;
  • Able to exercise good judgment and effectively organize, prioritize, and perform multiple job functions and conflicting priorities;
  • Able to adapt quickly and easily to changes;
  • Able to travel throughout the region.

Required Experience

Basic Requirements

  • Must reside in MO, UT, or WA
  • Master's degree in teacher education (or a related field) from an accredited college or university
  • 5 years of experience as a teacher and/or administrator in an elementary or secondary (PK-12) school setting
  • Experience in program approval and teacher licensure.
  • Proven record of success in working with national, programmatic, and state accreditation and approval bodies including state boards of education/educator preparation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in teacher education (or a related field) from an accredited college or university
  • Experience in leadership roles within educator preparation programs

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