Posted: November 21, 2017
IUPUI’s teacher education program has an urban mission. This mission and focus means interweaved throughout our entire program we have conversations with prospective teacher candidates about the structural inequalities that are ingrained in and reproduced by our current educational system. Our aim is to certify teachers who can challenge these inequalities and teach for social justice in urban schools.
Currently, we are seeking experienced urban elementary educators (master degree in elementary education or related field with qualifying experience) to supervise groups of 7-9 pre-service elementary teachers as they student teach during the 2017-2018 school year. We see the role of the supervisor as critical to our mission. Therefore, we are seeking supervisors who can provide student teachers with critical feedback around how teacher actions support or do not equitable instruction, social justice, and positive teacher and student identity development (including racial identity development).
A university supervisor is responsible for the following:
- Visiting student teachers one-day a week during the first six weeks of each semester.
- Visiting student teachers two to three days a week (with flexible hours, during the school day) during the second eight weeks of the semester to provide a minimum of two formal evaluations of their teaching for which we have guidelines and forms.
- Running a student teaching seminar, which meets 6 times per semester, to debrief as a group on student teaching.
- Running a “check in meeting” with the mentor teachers (teachers who are hosting our pre-service teachers) once during the semester, which can take place individually with mentor teachers or at the grade level.