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Special Education Fieldwork Supervisor

University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

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Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title:

Special Education Fieldwork Supervisor

Job Summary:

The Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Support Needs 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. Supervisors must visit candidates six times each semester for a combination of in person and virtual visits. This is a part time position.

Full Job Description:

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 and suggestions to the candidate
  • Supervision contacts may also include the following activities: Co-teaching, conference on candidate identified topic, IEP preparation and 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/ Qualifications:

  • 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, zoom, chalk and wire, 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 Ortega, SPED Program & Fieldwork Manager at Please contact Aisha Ortega at (415) 422-5622 or by email with any questions regarding this position.


Part time

Pay Rate:

Salary Range :

$58.36/hour commensurate with experience

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