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					University Supervisor Orientation

      James Madison University
      Education Support Center
         The Role of the ESC
   The Education Support Center (ESC) works
    closely with the program faculty, the
    university supervisors (US), and the
    cooperating teachers (CT) to provide the
    highest quality student teaching experience.
   The ESC staff
       Provides support and is available to answer
       Provides training for all US through the ESC.
       Supplies supervision materials.
       Publishes all student teaching materials
        including all of the reference forms and
        handbooks on the ESC website
    The Role of the Programs and
       Academic Departments

   Programs and Departments
       Hire supervisors.
       Pay salaries and handle related
       Determine supervisor assignments
    (the schools and students you will
     work with).
University Supervisor Packet
   In your packet, you will find the following:
       Welcome Letter
       Memorandum of Understanding
       Checklist
       Talking Points
       Performance Guide
       Reference Guide (1 for each area supervised)
       Student Teaching Applications (1 per student)
       US Placement Report
       Scripting Guide (1 per ST)
       Planning and Reflection Profile (1 per ST)
       ST-8 Observation of Classroom Teaching (4-6 per ST
        depending on length of placement)
       ST-9 Assessment of Student Teaching (2 per ST)
   The CT verification sheet and CT feedback form
    (ST-12) are available on the ESC website.
Welcome Letter to Supervisors
   Please read your letter carefully.
   Letter includes dates for student
    teaching blocks and supervisor
   Non-photo ID is provided in the packet.
    JMU photo IDs can be obtained in the
             ETMC in Memorial Hall.
Professional Development Seminar

   All supervisors are required to attend
    an all-day professional development
    seminar during the semester in which
    they supervise.
       September meeting – for all fall US.
       January meeting – for all spring US who
        did not supervise in the fall
        (or for those who did supervise, but did not
        attend the September meeting).
Contacting Student Teachers

   Introduce yourself in advance!
       Contact student teachers by e-mail or
        telephone prior to their first placement.

   Please meet with STs during the first
    week they are in their placements!!
                Responsibilities of
               University Supervisors
   The Memorandum of Understanding outlines
    the responsibilities of the US including:
       Frequency of visiting student teachers (a minimum of once
        every 2 weeks).
       Reviewing lesson plans.
       Observing a variety of lessons and activities.
       Scheduling meetings and conferences with STs and CTs.
       Providing written mid-block and written final assessments of ST
       Assigning a final course grade.
       Evaluating the CT and placement.
   Please submit all documentation to the ESC
    within 3 weeks of the end of the ST placement.
    Tools for University Supervisors
    Checklists
        University Supervisor Checklist – list of
         supervisor activities during the ST block.
        Student Teacher Files Checklist – list of
         materials to be submitted to the ESC each block.
    Talking Points can guide your conference with
     the ST and CT.
        Go over forms with CT.
        Include your requirements.
        Choose what to include based on the experience
         of the CT with JMU STs.
             Student Teacher
            Performance Guide
   Conceptual Framework
       This excerpt from the College of Education
        Conceptual Framework is a guide to the
        knowledge, skills and dispositions that you can
        expect the student teachers to exhibit.
   Co-Teaching
       The co-teaching methods described here are
        suggested for use by all CT/ST partners. In this
        time of stringent accountability, co-teaching
        provides an excellent opportunity for two
        professionals, CT and ST, to work together to
        enhance student learning. Please encourage the
        practice in the classrooms where you supervise.
             Student Teacher
            Performance Guide
   Policies and Procedures
       The policies included have been approved by the
        Professional Education Coordinating Council and
        are consistent for all programs. Each program
        may have some unique practices, but all
        programs will adhere to what is included in this
       As you read this section, please note these items
        in particular:
           JMU Teacher Ed Contacts – p. 2
           attendance policy – p. 4
           outside activities – p. 5
           substitute teaching – p. 5
           sample teaching schedule – p. 7
           role of the university supervisor – p. 10
           student teaching withdrawal policy – pp. 11&12
              Student Teacher
             Performance Guide

   Student Teaching Withdrawal Policy
       Most student teachers are quite successful!
       If a ST encounters problems, it is essential that
        as soon as you recognize a situation:
           discuss the situation with the ST and CT;
           contact the Department Head or Program Coordinator;
           contact the Director of the ESC;
           document what you observe and any steps you have
            taken to rectify the situation.
       Please read this section carefully so that in the
        unlikely event that you recognize a problem you
        will know where to go for guidance.
                     Student Teacher
                    Performance Guide
   Assessment and Observation
       Completing the forms discussed in this section is very important!
           These forms provide a complete picture of a student’s teaching
           The information is used for College assessment purposes.
       At the bottom of each sample form is an explanation of how the form
        is to be used.
           Please read this information carefully before your first visit with the ST
            and CT.
       Where do I get the forms?
           US & CT receive observation and assessment forms in their packets.
           ST download and copy most of these forms in the student teacher
            material on the ESC Web site.
       Please use the chart (on p.2) to help you keep track of :
           Who completes what forms
           Who gets copies of what forms
           When to complete forms
                 Student Teacher
                Performance Guide

   Assessment and Observation (continued)
       Each time you observe a ST:
           You need to complete an ST-8 (Observation of
            Classroom Teaching)
               There are no ratings on the observation form.
           You will need to confer with the ST
       Mid-block and final evaluations:
           You will need to schedule a conference with the
            ST and CT to discuss the ST-9.
           You need to complete two ST-9s (Assessment
            of Student Teaching) for each student for each
                  Student Teacher
                 Performance Guide

   Assessment and Observation (continued)
       Reference guides were designed to match each
        content area and/or grade level.
       Sometimes the US and CT are not sure exactly
        what rating to assign on a section of the ST-9. The
        guide provides questions to assist in your
       Please Note:
           The US and CT must complete evaluation forms
           During a final visit, the US needs to meet with the CT and
            ST to discuss the final evaluation of the student’s progress.
    Thank You for your Participation
    Joy Moody, ESC Director ( and
     Linda Bigler, Coordinator of Field
     Experiences (, will be happy to
     provide support and answer your questions.
    Please contact the Education Support
     Center at 540-568-6274 or teacher- if you have any questions or
     comments about this orientation.
    Be sure to review our website at for additional
     information about the student teaching

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