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Mentoring/Supervising Teachers

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Help create another generation of quality teachers!

The Nicholls State University Department of Student Teaching is in need of professional teachers willing to help orient student teachers to the daily joys and challenges of teaching.

Mentors and supervisors assist student teachers in developing effective classroom management and teaching techniques. The relationship that forms between mentors/supervisors and student teachers is professional, friendly, open and cooperative. Help us ensure that the future of the education system is strong and promising.

Apply to serve as Supervisor of Student Teachers

Screening Process

Mentoring teachers for preschool sites must be employed in a Class A licensed center. They must go through an interview process conducted by the Department of Teacher Education and Family and Consumer Sciences and agree to participate in professional development activities.

For Professional Development Schools, mentoring teachers must have at least three years of teaching experience, get a recommendation by the principal or curriculum supervisor and teach in their area of certification. They must be willing to participate in professional development. Mentor teachers will be encouraged to complete the assessor training or a course in supervision of student teaching. The teachers participate in an interview process.

For partner schools, mentoring teachers must have at least two years of teaching experience, get a recommendation by the principal or curriculum supervisor and teach in their area of certification. They must be willing to participate in professional development. The teachers participate in an interview process.

Supervising teachers must have at least three years of teaching experience, be willing to participate in professional development and possess:

  • a valid Type A Louisiana certificate in the field of the supervisory assignment OR
  • a valid Type B Louisiana certificate in the field of the supervisory assignment and successful completion of the three-credit-hour course in the supervision of student teaching OR
  • a valid Type B Louisiana certificate in the field of the supervisory assignment and successful completion of the assessor training through the Louisiana Teacher Assistance and Assessment Program.

Preparation Process

At the beginning of each semester, mentoring teachers will participate in professional development that includes mentoring and coaching skills, conferencing skills, the Louisiana Components of Effective Teaching and the assessment procedures used with candidates. At the conclusion of each semester, mentor teachers will assist in evaluating candidates’ field experiences and competency levels and provide data for program improvement.

For supervising teachers, professional development will consist of an orientation to the student teaching program and the portfolio assessment process. Supervising teachers will also assist in evaluating candidates’ field experiences and competency levels and provide data for program improvement.

Compensation

Supervising teachers are compensated $250 per student teacher. A professional service contract between Nicholls State University and individual school parish systems is initiated each semester. School systems invoice the university, and compensation usually is included in the supervising teacher’s December or May regular salary check. (Note: Sometimes compensation is delayed due to untimely invoicing or problems with the contracts.)

Apply to serve as Supervisor of Student Teachers

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