The university supervisor is responsible for communicating university expectations to the WCU student and cooperating teacher. The university supervisor supports the development of the student by observing, providing feedback, and maintaining open communication with the student, cooperating teacher, academic supervisor, liaison, principal, and Director of Field Experiences as needed.
University supervisors generally visit students three times during Internship I and five times during Internship II or student teaching. When considered necessary, additional visits must be preapproved by the Director of Field Experiences.
For distance and online candidates, these observations are conducted via the streaming of live video or other technology-mediated instruction from the placement site while the intern is engaged in teaching. Interactions between the university supervisor and the cooperating teacher are accomplished via telephone, email, and/or video conference.
Orientation and Training
- Internship I Syllabus Template
University Supervisor Training Presentation (PPT) - Slide show from Fall 2014 training session
Program Specific Requirements
- Elementary Education Intern I and Intern II
- Middle Grades Intern I and Intern II
- HPE Intern I and Intern II
- English Education
- Secondary Education
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED in supervising interns or student teachers, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.