The Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Disabilities Credential Program in the Learning and Instruction Department at the University of San Francisco was developed to address the shortage of credentialed special education teachers in Bay Area urban schools. This two-year program is designed to prepare special education teachers to serve and advocate for culturally and linguistically diverse K-12 students in special day class, resource, and inclusive settings. The Fieldwork Supervisor provides both assistance to and evaluation of the special education credential candidate; assisting in the candidate's development and observing the candidate's teaching performance in the classroom. He or she must visit first year candidates five times in the Fall semester and three times for all other semester. This is a part time position.
Initiate contact with candidate to establish communications
Observe and evaluate candidate during classroom visits (Approximately 1 - 1 hours per visit)
Completes observation/conference records, providing immediate, constructive comments to the candidate
Supervision contacts may also include the following activities: Individual education plan meeting observation during the first year, co-teaching, IEP preparation and conferences, parent teacher conferences, instructional demonstrations and modeling using research-based instructional practices
Assess candidate in formal evaluation with school site administrator at, or near, the end of each semester
Fieldwork Supervisors will contact candidates between formal observation visits to monitor and solicit information about the fieldwork placement and provide additional support when needed
Hold clear CA Mild/Moderate credential or equivalent with CLAD/ EL and ASD Authorizations
Minimum of 3 years relevant K - 12 Special Education teaching experience, preferably in urban setting
Knowledgeable about the field of special education using research based instructional practices
Able to provide timely, helpful and appropriate feedback to candidates based on the state required Teacher Performance Expectations
Has knowledge of common core standards and new educational advances
Fair, flexible, a good listener and skilled in interpersonal relations
Able to access and utilize technology (e.g. email, dropbox, training videos)
Work Environment & Physical Requirements:
Travels to candidate's school site, no office space required
To Apply: Please submit (a) cover letter stating qualifications and interest; (b) resume; (c) proof of credential(s) and; (d) two recommendation letters to Aisha Bolds, SPED Fieldwork Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact Aisha Bolds at (415) 422-5622 or by email with any questions regarding this position.
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