: 01-50-5084-Special Ed DeptLocations:
: Concord, MAPosted:
: Jun 20, 2023Closes:
: Open Until FilledType:
: AdjunctPosition ID:
About Bay Path University:
When Bay Path opened its doors to students in 1897, it had a very clear goal: to provide a practical, affordable, and career-oriented education to prepare students to not only meet the needs of companies, organizations, and communities but to also thrive in their professions, identify and realize their dreams, and make a lasting difference in the world. From the beginning, Bay Path prided itself on being entrepreneurial, constantly pushing the boundaries of the academic experience to fit the student...to start them on the road of success. That spirit and philosophy is best reflected in our shared vision, "At Bay Path, every learner's dreams of a better career, a richer life, and a brighter future will be realized."
Recognizing that our learners come first, we know it is equally important that we develop, cultivate, and sustain a culture that binds us together as a community. As part of the University's ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, we draw upon our eight Core Values-beliefs that provide the internal framework and a moral compass for how we work and interact with each other.
Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges and Graduate Programs by The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and is a member of the Women's College Coalition. With a main campus in Longmeadow, MA, and a satellite location in East Longmeadow, MA, Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates.
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- Position Code:
- Job Type: PT Adjunct
- Traditional On Ground or Online class: Teacher candidate observations are in person within various school districts across the eastern half of the state. The practicum seminar component is online
- Undergraduate or Graduate class: Graduate
- Date class is scheduled to begin: August 1, 2023
- Class schedule: Bi- weekly seminar course attendance with 8 in-person observations throughout the academic year.
- Duration of class: Fall and Spring semesters (14 week semesters)
- Time of class: Seminar course meets bi-weekly on Wednesday evenings from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM virtually.
The program supervisor is an important link between the University and the supervising practitioner. It is his/her responsibility to ensure that the teacher candidate is given the opportunity to become an effective and reflective practitioner and decision-maker. The program supervisor will work together with the supervising practitioner and teacher candidate to solve problems, help create effective learning strategies, and develop professional working relationships.
The program supervisor will:
- Provide candidates with consistent guidance, support and high-quality feedback during all field-based experiences (both pre-practicum and practicum) that improve their practice.
- Use CAP as outlined in these guidelines to assess and document evidence of candidate readiness for the licensure role.
- Coordinate the CAP process in collaboration with the Supervising Practitioner and candidate; adhere to timelines, facilitate meetings; calibrate with the Supervising Practitioner; submit all forms.
- Actively collect evidence during observations, synthesize and analyze the evidence to provide focused feedback to the candidate about his/her performance.
- Observe each teacher candidate a minimum of one (1) time during the pre-practicum experience and seven (7) times during the practicum experience; review information from all observations; support the Supervising Practitioner in conducting observations.
- Submit data on candidate performance on CAP.
- Observe the teacher candidate during the beginning, middle and end of practicum.
- Confer with the supervising practitioner about the progress, areas of talents, and areas of improvement for the teacher candidate.
- Meet for formal three-way meetings with the candidate and supervising practitioner three times during the practicum to provide feedback and evaluation.
- Ensure that the teacher candidate is given opportunities to demonstrate the skills associated with teaching.
- Complete and maintain all copies of the Observation forms.
- Complete, review and sign all required sections of the CAP.
- Establish and maintain good relations between the school and the University.
- Review the teacher candidate's documents at regular intervals.
- Work with the teacher candidate to build skills of self-analysis, self-direction, and responsibility.
- Be available for special visits and meetings should the need arise.
- Participate in seminars with teacher candidates.
- Is responsible for the final grade of the teacher candidate, after consultation with the supervising practitioner.
- Address concerns as they arise.
- Provide summary narrative or optional letter of recommendation at the end of the experience.
- Attend required meetings at BPU.
- Confirm with the teacher candidate that all endorsement paperwork is complete for the teacher candidate's endorsement file.
- Degree requirements for position: Graduate degree in special education.
- Massachusetts educator license in special education (moderate or severe) is required.
- Previous teaching experience: Minimum of 10 years special education teaching and/or administrative experience.
- Experience with educator supervision/evaluation is required.
- Familiarity with Google (Google Docs, etc.) is strongly preferred.
- Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures.
- Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
- Should be committed to a culture of diversity, equity, respect and inclusion.
- General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose, and goals and the role this position plays in achieving those goals.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Bay Path University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures equity, respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community.
Applicants for this position should attach a cover letter, resume / curriculum vitae, and any other relevant information pertaining to this position and your candidacy. Please apply online. Faxes and emails will not be accepted.
Bay Path University is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and learning in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women and all underrepresented backgrounds. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.
Bay Path University is a smoke and tobacco-free community.
All offers of employment are contingent on satisfactory background checking.
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