Teacher Candidate Supervisor
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
100% - Supervisors are responsible for the following:
- Attend University Supervisor Training sessions, seminars, and
- Initiate and attend an initial meeting with the clinical
supervisor and teacher candidate
- Conduct pre- and post-conference meetings for every formal
observation to assist in improving instruction, analyzing problems,
identifying strengths, and reflecting on teaching
- Review lesson plans prior to formal observations
- Participate in problem-solving and remain flexible in seeking
- Complete required formative and summative evaluation forms
- Conduct three or more formal observations and 1 informal
- Communicate regularly with assigned teacher candidates and
their clinical supervisor
- Promote and sustain positive working relationships between the
clinical supervisor, the teacher candidate, and the
- Respond to emails, phone calls, questions and other inquiries
in a timely manner
- Suggest specific instructional strategies or approaches if
teacher candidates are unsuccessful in implementing particular
lesson plans or have management problems that will reach a wide
variety of learners
- Promote teacher candidates’ self-reflection via journaling and
- Communicate concerns with the ECU and/or EEU Fieldwork
Coordinator to keep them updated and involved with solutions
- Document plan of action/interventions used to assist teacher
candidates in gaining skills
- Monitor teacher candidate’s work submitted online and provide a
grade and feedback in a timely manner
- Act as a critical resource for teacher candidates as they face
the challenges of teaching and learning
- Respect the cultural implications and expectations of the
Assign a grade for each teacher candidate.
Req ID(Ex: 10567BR)
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Contact Information to Applicants
Gregory Cheatham: email@example.com (ECU Positions)
Sean Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org (EEU Positions)
- The applicant must hold a master’s degree in Education or other
field appropriate to subject area and a minimum of 5 years relevant
PK-12 teaching or administrative experience.
- Ability to communicate effectively with students, teachers,
administrators, and university faculty.
- Experience observing and evaluating teaching performance.
- Knowledge of working with multicultural populations and an
awareness of issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity.
- Basic technology knowledge including Microsoft Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, Blackboard, Apple iPad, and FileMaker Pro.
- Ability to provide in-person preK-6 observations in the Kansas
City metro area.
- Willingness to travel to multiple school settings within a
50-mile radius of Lawrence, KS.
Advertised Salary Range
$500 per Teacher Candidate
- Current teaching license
The University of Kansas, Department of Special Education, Early
Childhood Unified (ECU) Program and the Elementary Education
Unified (EEU) Program anticipates openings for the position of
University Supervisor in the 2023-2024 academic year.
The University Supervisor is an adjunct faculty member in the
School of Education and Human Sciences (SOEHS). The supervisor
serves as the liaison between the SOEHS and the PK-12 school where
teacher candidates are placed for their student
teaching/internship. The primary function of the university
supervisor is to provide guidance for the teacher candidate in
their development of teaching competency and to give assistance to
the clinical supervisor.
University supervisors should have academic backgrounds and
experience in the field of special education and have taught
successfully at the levels they supervise. We are seeking
university supervisors who have prior teaching experience in the
areas of early childhood (birth – grade 3) and elementary special
education (K-6). Supervisors must be available to observe and
conference with teacher candidates during the school day.
Amount of work required can vary by position and will range in
Applications will be accepted throughout the year. The successful
applicant must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S.
before employment begins.
Application Review Begins
Anticipated Start Date
Additional Candidate Instruction
A complete application includes: an online application, a resume,
cover letter and a list of three professional references.
Review of applications will begin November 6th and be