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Expectations of University Supervisors

Supervisor Responsibilities:

  • The University Supervisor provides necessary orientation for Teacher Candidates concerning their responsibilities.
  • The University Supervisor informs the Cooperating Teacher of any university expectations.
  • The University Supervisor confers with the Cooperating Teacher about the Teacher Candidate placed with them.
  • The University Supervisor contacts the Teacher Candidate and Cooperating Teacher(s) on a regular basis.
  • The University Supervisor will complete a minimum of three formal written observation reports each 8 week placement, reporting on the strengths and and/or weaknesses of the Teacher Candidate. The University Supervisor will facilitate the Cooperating Teacher's completion of three formal observations.
  • The University Supervisor will review all student teaching assignments (i.e. lesson plans, journals, self-evaluation), and provide constructive feedback for the Teacher Candidate.
  • At the end of student teaching, the University Supervisor will complete a final evaluation for each teacher candidate and will facilitate the Cooperating Teacher's completion of the final evaluation.
  • The University Supervisor will be available to assist individual Teacher Candidates with personal and professional problems as they relate to student teaching.
  • The University Supervisor visits the Teacher Candidate and Cooperating Teacher(s) 5-8 times during a placement, depending on student needs.
  • The University Supervisor will facilitate the Cooperating Teacher's completion of three formal observations for each 8 week placement.
  • The University Supervisor will complete assessments—Midterm (End of Block 3 for Elem. Ed.) Assessment and Summative Assessments for each Teacher Candidate and will facilitate the Cooperating Teacher's completion of the final assessments.
  • The University Supervisor will be responsible for submitting grades, final evaluations, formal observation forms, and other relevant material to the Office of Clinical Experiences no later than five days from the last day of the University’s Finals Week.

Some information in this section was gathered by researching other university Teacher Candidate/field experience handbooks including, the University of Northern Iowa and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

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