Field Experience Supervisor

University of La Verne
La Verne

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

University of La Verne

Field Experience Supervisor

Job Description Summary:
The Field Experience Supervisor provides support and guidance to LFCE teaching credential candidates working in a TK-12 classroom setting completing practicum hours, intern hours, or student teaching hours, throughout the Teacher Education or Inclusive Education program. The Field Experience Supervisor will observe candidates, evaluate their performance, and provide constructive feedback.

The University of La Verne is a private not-for-profit university founded in 1891 located in La Verne, California. The core values that we live by are Ethical Reasoning, Diversity and Inclusivity, Lifelong Learning and Community and Civic Engagement.

If you're passionate about these values, join us at the University of La Verne!

Specific Duties:
  • Observe teaching credential candidates in TK-12 classrooms and online settings. Evaluate candidate’s performance and provide constructive feedback. Complete observation form and email feedback of observation to student and fieldwork department in a timely manner. Complete and submit final student evaluations in a timely manner.
  • Communication: Communicate on a regular basis with school-site support supervisor/provider and school-site administrator regarding candidate’s performance, progress and concerns as they arise. Maintain good communication with LFCE students, faculty, staff, and established fieldwork sites representatives. Use various modes of communication; email, video chat, phone, text, etc.
  • Review and provide feedback for student lesson plans and portfolio. Provide suggestions and resources as needed.
  • Use effective mentoring strategies that are appropriate for students with diverse educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles. Knowledge of classroom setting: pedagogical skills, content knowledge, behavior management, social-emotional learning, etc.
  • Utilize technology-based teaching and communication platforms to support candidates and program standards. Be willing to learn advanced technology to support the student observation process and virtual teaching/ learning; some example include Google Classroom, Zoom, WebEx, etc. Must have access to technology.
  • Requires traveling to different school sites. Must provide own transportation and automobile insurance.
  • Attend fieldwork supervision training and development workshops.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree
  • Valid Clear California Teaching Credential with an English Learner Authorization: Multiple Subject, Single Subject, or Special Education: Mild/Moderate
  • Valid CA Driver’s license
  • At least three years of successful elementary or secondary teaching experience
  • Experience working with diverse student populations including English learners
  • Experience in teaching and/or working with adult learners
  • Knowledge of the California standards for the teaching profession
  • Basic technology skills: completing online forms, scanning/emailing attachments

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with online collaboration tools such as Google Classroom, Web Ex, Zoom

Location: Kern County Campus

Special Instructions:
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

Institutional Profile
Located in Southern California, the University of La Verne offers a distinctive and relevant educational experience to a diverse population of students, preparing them for successful careers and a commitment to lifelong learning across the liberal arts and professional programs. The academic units of the not-for-profit university include the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Public Management, the LaFetra College of Education, and the College of Law. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, including degree programs tailored for working adults. The university's central campus is located 30 miles east of Los Angeles in the historic Old Town section of La Verne, a city with a population of approximately 35,000 at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The university also has eight regional campuses throughout California and the College of Law campus in Ontario, California. The university is classified as a Carnegie Doctoral Institution with moderate research activity. Core values are reflected throughout all curricular and co-curricular programs, its emphasis on close professor-student interaction, personal support of its students, and its diversity.

The University of La Verne prides itself in being reflective of the diversity of Southern California. Approximately 80 percent of its nearly 8,500 students come from diverse backgrounds and the U.S. Department of Education has designated the university as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). With 80,000 alumni, the university fulfills a critical community function in educating students from underserved populations, many of whom are the first generation in their family to attend college.

The University of La Verne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employment or employees on any basis prohibited by state and federal law. University of La Verne hires and promotes individuals based on their qualifications and is consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, medical condition a or sexual orientation

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The University of La Verne is a 124 year old, independent, comprehensive, doctoral granting institution in southern California with an emphasis on research and publication. Classified by Carnegie as a Community-Engaged University, La Verne offers high quality, liberal arts and professional degree programs at the undergraduate to doctoral levels to traditional-age and adult learners. The main campus is located in La Verne, 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles, along the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.

The University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution with 40% of the student population identifying itself as “Hispanic/Latino,” 55% students of color, 10% international students, and a large proportion first-generation. All programs have high retention and graduation rates for underrepresented minorities.  The University has a strong commitment to diversity and places a high priority on creating an environment that supports the growth and success of underrepresented and underserved populations.

The La Verne Experience is at the center of a strategic plan that is focused on serving an ethnically and economically diverse student population, one that is representative of the demographics of California.  The La Verne Experience pedagogical features include learning communities, theory-to-practice, experiential learning, community engagement and reflective practice.  Two prominent annual rankings of America’s Best Colleges - U.S. News & World Report, and Forbes Magazine recognize the University of La Verne as one of the nation’s top national universities. 

For more information regarding the University of La Verne, visit our website at

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