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Student Teaching Clinical Supervisor

Elmhurst University
Elmhurst, Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Oct 27, 2023
Job Summary

The School of Education at Elmhurst University invites applications for student teaching supervisors for the secondary education program (middle school and high school) in these disciplines: math, science, social studies, Spanish as a Foreign Language, physical education, theater, music and English language arts.

Supervisors will observe student teacher candidates in the spring semester 2024 for at least 6 times a semester and perhaps a few more visits. Supervisors will be paid a stipend each semester based on the number of student teachers being observed and the number of visits. Clinical supervisors are the liaisons between Elmhurst University and school personnel and work in collaboration with cooperating teachers and student teachers.

Essential Functions
  • Conferencing with the cooperating teacher about expectations for the semester.
  • Acting as a confidante for both the cooperating teacher and the student teacher.
  • Being an advocate for the student teacher.
  • Facilitating clear communication and positive interactions between the cooperating teacher and the student teacher.
  • Assisting the cooperating teacher/student teacher team in developing clear, realistic goals for co-teaching practices.
  • Handling any difficult or sensitive situations that might arise, and contacting the program director immediately with any concerns or questions.
  • Conferencing at the site visit with the cooperating teacher and the student teacher regarding the candidate’s strengths, needs, and areas of concern; planning for remediation if necessary.
  • Sharing candid reflections on the student teacher’s classroom performance and development.
  • Apprising the cooperating teacher of the procedures for completing the candidate’s final evaluation; contributing thoughts to the cooperating teacher regarding this evaluation.
  • Providing guidance during the student teaching semester and making additional visits if necessary.
  • Submit an electronic early term feedback form and a summative evaluation for the student teacher.
Other Duties and Responsibilities

Performs other teaching-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Five years of teaching and/or administrative experience at the secondary level
  • Licensed teacher and/or administrator (retired or inactive is fine)
  • Advanced degree in Education
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work positively with students and other instructors
Preferred Qualifications

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

Employee is subject to indoor work, protected from weather conditions. Work is sedentary in nature and involves exerting up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently/constantly in order to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

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Elmhurst University is a leading institution of higher education that seamlessly blends liberal learning and professional preparation to help students reach their full potential. Elmhurst University offers more than 70 undergraduate majors, 17 graduate programs, degree-completion programs for busy adults, and the acclaimed Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy for young adults with developmental disabilities. Elmhurst University is one of the Top 15 Colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report; and U.S. News, Money and Forbes magazines consistently rank Elmhurst as one of the Midwest’s best values in higher education.

Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a critical component of the University’s mission, vision and core values. Our commitment stems from the belief that an institution of higher learning is enriched by the presence of diversity. Elmhurst University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Elmhurst University prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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