Ball State University’s Teacher Education Services department has an opportunity available for a Student Teacher Supervisor in Germany.
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Position Function: The University Supervisor is an adjunct faculty instructor in the Teachers College (TC) under The Office of Teacher Education Services and Clinical Practice (OTES-CP). The supervisor serves as the liaison between TC and the P12 School where teacher’s candidates are placed for their student teaching experience. The primary function of the university supervisor is to provide guidance for the teacher candidate in their development of teaching competency, complete assessments which demonstrate that competency, and lend assistance to the mentor teacher.
If this is the first time an individual will be in the Germany supervisory role, and have not been a supervisor before, then they must make time the semester prior to visit and/or shadow with a veteran university supervisor.
Supervisors must be available to observe and conference with teacher candidates during the school day.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Attend University Supervisor Training sessions each semester as well as defined University Supervisor meetings.
- Complete, at the minimum, 6 official visits to each P-12 school per student teacher. Should a student teacher need additional guidance, it is expected that the university supervisor conduct more visits.
- Conducting pre- and post-conference meetings for every formal observation to assist in improving instruction, analyzing problems, identifying strengths, and reflecting on teaching effectiveness.
- Completing required evaluation forms and assessments as outlined and aligned to InTASC pre-service teacher candidate standards.
- Ensure all student teaching requirements, of the teacher candidate are completed.
- Complete and/or facilitate one seminar per semester.
- Communicate regularly with assigned teacher candidates and their mentor teachers.
- Suggest specific strategies or approaches to improve competency in each teacher candidate.
- Assist teacher candidates in identifying and collecting appropriate activities for their portfolios
- Act as a critical and resource for teacher candidates as they face the challenges of
Teaching and learning
- Assign a grade for each teacher candidate by using the appropriate rubric.
- Supervision in the Germany Student Teaching Experience in Ramstein, Germany requires additional responsibilities including pre-departure planning and meetings with students and OTES-CP.
- Additional onsite responsibilities while in Germany (including, but not limited to, assisting students with gaining documentation, being visible in the schools, and maintaining regular contact with students), and post-return responsibilities including reconciliation of the budget and guiding students in a presentation for future participants in the program.
- If this is the first time an individual will be in the Germany supervisory role, and have not been a supervisor before, then they must make time the semester prior to visit and/or shadow with a veteran university supervisor.
- University supervisors must have a bachelor’s degree in a field of teacher education, hold or have held a teaching license in that field, and have successfully taught in the field in which they are licensed. An individual who has had administrative responsibilities related to teacher education is also eligible.
- Supervisors must also have the ability to work with our candidates and mentor teachers in a professional, pleasant, cooperative, and collaborative manner.
- Supervisors must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and be insurable under the university’s auto fleet policy.
- Supervisors must have the means to travel to multiple school sites within a specific area, and be able to navigate and working within the University’s database and website systems.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/32259 . Include the following documents with your application: resume, cover letter, and Licenses/Certifications.
The option to upload transcripts, a curriculum vitae, up to 2 letters of recommendation, and an Inclusive excellence statement is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted. In the optional Documents section of this application, please provide an inclusive excellence statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. Please include examples of your contributions when possible. Word limit 500.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through 08/05/2022.
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