Whittier College is an independent, four-year Liberal Arts College distinguished by its small size (1600 undergraduates) and a nationally-recognized liberal arts program.Whittier College has a history of strong and innovative interdisciplinary programs and a diverse student body.The College is ideally situated in the scenic hills eighteen miles east of downtown Los Angeles.
College Supervisor The Department of Education at Whittier College seeks a College Supervisor.
Hours: Varies-Monday-Friday Exempt Status: Exempt Full Time/Part Time status: Part Time Salary Range: $1,500 for semester
Reports To: Director of Student Teaching
Location/Department:Whittier College (Main Campus)/Education
Responsibilities: A College Supervisor ensures, through weekly observations and follow-up conferencing, that our teacher candidates: 1. Progresses through fourteen-week student teaching assignment; during which time the candidate takes on more teaching responsibility. 2. Writes appropriate lesson plans using the department template. Incorporated into each lesson plan template includes, but is not limited to: attending to (1) students' prior academic knowledge, prior experiences, as well as assets and needs; (2) learning activities, student grouping, and instructional strategies that facilitate learning, academic language development; (3) diagnostic, formative and summative assessments; and (4) developmental considerations and accommodations for EL, SN and students with academic/emotional support needs. Lesson plans must also (6) explicitly reference all Teacher Performance Expectations (TPEs) as appropriate. 3. Understands the Teaching Performance Assessments, Instructional Cycles 1 and 2, and are supported during as they complete these cycles during student teaching. 4. Applies techniques of classroom management to ensure best possible learning environment for students.
College Supervisors need to fulfill the following for each teacher candidate: 1. Observe weekly and use observations to complete all required evaluation forms. 2. Conference with the candidate after each observation. 3. Confer with Master Teacher at each observation about the candidates' progress, strengths and areas of concern. 4. Communicate with Master Teacher and school principal about responsibilities of a Master Teacher and paperwork due throughout student teaching assignment. 5. Communicate any concerns about the candidates' progress during a student teaching placement with the Director of Student Teaching. 6. Ensure that each Master teacher completes all necessary paperwork as it pertains to their role during the candidates' assignment.
Additional Responsibilities: 1. Attend Master Teacher Workshop each semester to continue to develop professionally, connect with Master Teachers, and understand local school district's educational focus for the academic year. 2. Attend all College Supervisors' Meetings, so as to stay apprised of all changes to the college's student teaching program, CTC requirements, and develop professionally as an educator. 3. Attend one adjunct-faculty breakfast per semester (held on Saturday mornings) to continue professional development and stay apprised of all college and Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) requirements.
The Department of Education and Child Development has a tradition of preparing highly qualified elementary, secondary, and special education teachers. Offerings include undergraduate studies in child development, and graduate studies in elementary, secondary, and special education, including several credential programs and Master of Arts degree program.
Non-essential Functions of the Job: 1. None identified at this time.
Position Specifications and Requirements: 1. Five years of successful teaching experience in a public school. 2. A teaching credential in subject area(s) related to credential programs offered at Whittier College. 3. Excellent organization and communication skills (both written and verbal). 4. Ability to work professionally with the public, as well as college and district students, faculty, administrators.
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Applications should include copy of teaching credential, resume, and statement of interest.
Applicants must submit materials electronically (PDFs preferred) to Dr. Lauren Swanson, Chair of the Department of Education & Child Development, Whittier College, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of completed applications is ongoing. AA/EO Employer.
Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law.
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Whittier College is a residential four-year liberal arts institution that prepares students from diverse backgrounds to excel in a complex global society. Through challenging, interactive courses, taught by accomplished professors, students learn to make connections across disciplines, understand cultural perspectives, and integrate learning with practical application. Inspired by a Quaker heritage, the Whittier education equips students to be active citizens and effective communicators who embrace diversity and act with integrity.