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General Description
Requirements
Policy Provisions
Performance Evaluation
Subject Experts
Responsibilities of the University Supervisor
Policy

Document Number: SOEDU--115 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 07/11/2013
Primary Author: Dean of the School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 05/15/2012

General Description
Description:

Information about the responsibilities of the university supervisor for student teaching relative to School of Education and Public Policy policy.


Purpose:

Delineation of policy.


Scope:

Administration, Deans


Responsibility: Academic Affairs
VP for Academic Affairs

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Requirements
Relevant Knowledge: In order to comply with this policy you should know:
Current University policy

Terms and Definitions: Additional training

Corrective Action

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Policy Provisions
1.

Responsibilities of the University Supervisor


1. Initiating contact with cooperating teachers, and principals,  and thereafter maintaining open communication. Supervisors are to visit each school within a week of each placement beginning to introduce themselves to principal and cooperating teacher and answer any questions about the program.

2. Introducing student and cooperating teachers to all relevant University guidelines. Check that CU program  and plans are fully understood and on track. Make adjustments as needed, informing the Coordinator.

3. Conducting at least two separate lesson evaluations during times when the student teacher has some teaching responsibilities (during each placement). Time should be arranged for conferencing with the student teacher regarding this observation, preferably immediately after the observation.

4. The supervisor should provide written evaluation/feedback after each of the observations. One copy shall be given to the student teacher and one shall be retained by the supervisor.

5. Arranging time for any needed conferences with the cooperating teacher for discussion and evaluative purposes. Whenever possible, these should include the student teacher.

6. Working with the cooperating and student teachers in planning, executing, and evaluating the Professional Semester experience.

7. Conducting regular group seminars and/or individual conferences which allow the student teacher to discuss classroom and school experiences.

8. Determining the student teacher’s final grade, (pass/fail) taking into consideration all written evaluations made by the cooperating teacher.

9. Upon request of the student teacher, the supervisor may write a letter of reference for the student teacher’s credential file as well as for individual school districts seeking such information.

 


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Performance Evaluation
Performance Metrics: Compliance with standard policy and procedure

Consequences: Further training

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Subject Experts
The following may be consulted for additional information.
Dean of the School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts

VP for Academic Affairs

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