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Secondary Practicum Supervisors - College of Education (multiple positions)

Apply now Job no: 507876
Position type: Staff Part Time
Benefit Status: Non-Benefited – Non-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: College of Education
Salary: $900 per student per semester
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General Summary of Position:

The College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is seeking part-time practicum supervisors and pre-practicum observers with interest and experience teaching middle school or high school mathematics, science, English Language Arts, and History in public schools to supervise teacher candidates in the field during the practicum and to conduct field observations during the pre-practicum.

Practicum Supervisors observe, coach, and train undergraduate and graduate candidates seeking teacher licensure, working collaboratively with teacher preparation faculty on supervision protocols, and executing the state mandated Candidate Assessment of Performance (CAP). Supervisions typically occur one or more 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, with some exceptions. Supervisors observe and meet regularly with teacher candidates during their practicum

Pre-practicum field observers work with the course instructor to observe teacher candidates during their teaching event and provide feedback to the teacher candidate and instructor on candidates’ performance.

Job Duties:

  • Attend CAP trainings prior to the start of the semester provided by UML
  • Support supervising practitioner in implementing CAP requirements by providing information about evaluation, rubrics and evidence to develop a shared understanding of the candidate’s performance
  • Communicate regularly with instructor and program coordinators about progress of teacher candidate(s)
  • Maintain regular communication and coordinate evaluation process with supervising practitioner and teacher candidate
  • Conduct formal observations (at least 4 for one semester practicum per candidate for the practicum or one per candidate for the pre-practicum) and document candidate’s progress
  • Conduct formal meetings with supervising practitioner and teacher candidate and provide constructive feedback to improve candidate performance
  • Gather evidence of candidate performance and complete required formative and summative assessments using an online CAP platform

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Master's degree
  • At least 5 years of teaching experience in Middle School or High School education in public schools  
  • Strong communication and organization skills and ability to work collaboratively with Middle/High 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience supporting novice teachers (as a mentor, coach, administrator, or teacher educator)teaching math, a science discipline, English Language Arts or History
  • Familiarity with CAP

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is a part-time, temporary, non-unit, non-benefited position

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications have been received.

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process. 

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