General Summary of Position:
Program Supervisors observe, coach, and train undergraduate candidates seeking teacher licensure, working collaboratively with teacher preparation faculty on supervision protocols, and executing state mandated candidate assessments. Supervisions typically occur 1-2 times per month on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., in schools located primarily in the Merrimack Valley. Supervisors observe and meet with teacher candidates during their practicum a minimum of 6 times throughout the semester.
• Attend first seminar meeting to meet student teacher(s)
• Arrange a meeting to meet supervising practitioner(s) with the student teacher present
• Establish timeline for mandated evaluation processes in communication with student teacher and supervising practitioner
• Provide training for supervising practitioner about evaluation elements, rubric descriptors and evidence collection to develop shared understanding of mandated evaluation elements
• Communicate regularly with seminar instructor about progress of student teacher(s)
• Maintain regular communication with supervising practitioner and student teacher. At minimum check in monthly with supervising practitioner
• Conduct formal observations (at least 4 for one semester practicum)
• Conduct formative assessment conference with supervising practitioner and student teacher
• Align and agree on feedback and summative assessment ratings/evidence with supervising practitioner
• Conduct summative assessment conference with supervising practitioner and student teacher
• Deliver completed paperwork to the Licensure Officer at the conclusion of the practicum
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
- Master's degree
- At least 5 years of teaching experience in elementary education in public schools
- Possess a Professional license in elementary education
- Strong communication and organization skills and ability to work collaboratively with elementary school and university faculty
- Demonstrated commitment to collaboration and collegiality
- Ability to handle confidential information with discretion
- Demonstrated commitment to a culture of diversity, respect and inclusion
Special Instructions to Applicants:
This is a part-time, temporary, non-unit position.
Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.
Please include a CV and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required at the time of application.