Tk20 Directions (SCSU online assessment system 6-15)

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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 in a timely manner.

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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