The College of Education at Portland State University hires part‐time faculty on an ongoing basis to supervise teacher candidates in clinical field experiences as part of their licensure or endorsement programs.
Requisite Skills and Abilities:
- Understand, recognize and foster effective instructional practices (i.e., current instructional and content-specific pedagogies, research informed practices). - Promote instructional strategies that reach all learners (e.g., culturally and linguistically diverse, range of abilities). - Problem-solve and remain flexible in seeking solutions. - Respect the cultural implications and expectations of the school. - Value other's professional opinions and time, and give the time necessary for feedback and discussion. - Communicate clearly in a timely manner and participate as a member of the team with the cooperating professional, teacher candidate and other school personnel. - Recognize culturally responsive instructional and classroom practices.
Support teacher candidates.
- Provide constructive support and suggestions to assist each teacher candidate's professional growth, including instructional and content-specific pedagogies. - Question activities and teaching strategies that assist the teacher candidate in reflecting on their teaching lesson and broadening their own self-evaluation. - Regularly communicate with the cohort leader (i.e., at least two times a term) regarding teacher candidate progress and areas for growth. - Provide brief “drop-in” observations often and schedule a minimum of three observations and three-way conferences with the teacher and candidate. - Document plan of action/interventions used to assist teacher candidates in gaining skills. - Complete evaluations and/or assessments of teacher candidate performance according to program established timelines. - Engage cooperating professional and teacher candidate team(s) in field-based professional learning about co-teaching/collaboration and encourage use of these approaches. - Respond to email, phone calls, questions and other inquiries in a timely manner.
Support PSU-COE communications with the schools.
- Promote and sustain positive collaborative working relationships among the cooperating professional and the teacher candidate. - Establish and maintain working relationship with the building administrator at each site and build communication between the school and the University. - Help to build and identify future sites that may be used for clinical experiences.
Support PSU-COE communications with the schools.
- Participate in supervisor professional learning. - Complete teacher evaluations in TK20.
The applicant must hold a Master's degree.
The applicant must hold or have held (or be eligible to hold) an Oregon license appropriate to the authorization level being supervised.
The applicant must either hold (or be eligible to hold) an Oregon license in the content area to be supervised, or be licensed as an administrator who can supervise across content areas.
The applicant must be willing to have fingerprints or background check on file with the PSU Field Placement Office.
The applicant must have a minimum of three years teaching in early childhood, elementary, middle, or high school.
Internal Number: 31997
About Portland State University
Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, the University's innovative approach to education combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe. PSU seeks talented individuals who understand our values and strategic goals and enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating in an environment of mutual respect to achieve those values and goals. We are committed to leading through engagement and seek individuals who support this strategy. Engagement describes Portland State's collaborative approach to the exchange of knowledge and resources with local, regional, national, and global partners for mutual benefit of students, faculty, and the community. As a component of the Diversity Action Plan and the President's... Strategic Mission of achieving global excellence, Portland State University strives to become an institution that is recognized nationally and internationally for the accomplishments of its faculty, the reputation of its programs, and the preparation of it students as world citizens. For more information visit http://www.pdx.edu/about-portland-state