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Student Teaching > Supervisors


Supervisors are resources for the student teacher, as well as for the cooperating teacher, and serves as liaisons between the university and the field.  Supervisors act as critical friends by observing student teachers' work in classrooms with children/adolescents several times each semester, and providing feedback and suggestions to student teachers to help them improve, analyze or re-think their practice.

In addition to providing oral and written feedback on lesson plans and their application, supervisors offer experienced and objective perspectives on overall classroom effectiveness, including classroom management, student response and the student teacher's presence and instruction in the classroom. In addition, supervisors work in concert with student teachers to identify specific areas of challenge or interest. In this way, student teachers are able to participate in their own learning and make decisions about particular goals they wish to address.

2015-2016 Introductory Field Supervisors PowerPoint

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Supervisor Forms and Resources


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