University Special Education Fieldwork Supervisor

San Francisco
Jul 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University Special Education Fieldwork Supervisor

University of San Francisco

Job Summary:

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 position is a temporary position employed by HR Options.

Job Responsibilities:

• Initiate contact with candidate to establish communications
• Observe and evaluate candidate during classroom visits (Approximately 1 - 1 ½ 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

Minimum Requirements:

• 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
• Successful experience coaching/mentoring beginning teachers
• 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)

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Travels to candidate’s school site, no office space required

For information on how to apply, please visit the following link:

EEO Policy
The University of San Francisco is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. As a matter of policy, the University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic programs on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.


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