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Roles & Responsibilities of the University Supervisor

  • Attend both Orientation days with student teachers. This keeps you in the loop on the sessions your student teacher will be attending and keeps you informed on the latest expectations in the classroom.
  • If needed, update your EPSB account and ensure that your primary account is your school email and not your personal email.
  • Attend all scheduled University Supervisor meetings throughout the term.
  • Exemplify the best teaching techniques, planning, organization, assessment, individual student differences, differentiation, classroom management, and reflection. This enables you to share your expertise with your student teacher.
  • Review and provide feedback on student-teacher lesson plans prior to teaching. Lesson plans must be submitted at least two school days in advance of the scheduled observation. Failure to do this will result in cancellation of the observation.
  • Observe a minimum of four formal lessons throughout the semester. Complete and submit the electronic observation instrument in Taskstream for all lessons. Use the observation instrument and read the descriptors carefully as you score to make sure you have accurate scoring.
  • Hold a post-conference with your student teacher to reflect on lessons.
  • Work closely with the Cooperating Teacher—weekly feedback from CT on goals for student teachers.
  • Conduct a summative conference with student teacher and CT if at all possible, to discuss summative assessment (final) ---mid-term progress and final overall progress.
  • Monitor student-teacher attendance, punctuality, and professional dispositions.
  • On EPSB, once placements are completed, ensure you are checking and signing off on your students so that payment vouchers can be issued to your Cooperating Teachers. You may also remind your Cooperating Teachers to do the same.
  • Submit in a timely fashion your observations, dispositions, and evaluations of your student teachers. These key assessments are vital not only as a tool for growth for your student teachers but are also required as part of MSU’s accreditation process.
  • Submit mid-term and final grades for student teachers.
  • Serve as an ambassador for MSU and as a liaison between the district/school and MSU.