Field Instructors are part-time faculty appointed into the title of Teaching Associate (0169) and work with elementary education student teacher candidates at K-12 levels, as well as with candidates in the dual endorsement program for ESOL and/or SPED. The service period is August 16-March 15. Qualified field instructors may continue through spring quarter (March 16 -June 15) if they work with students seeking endorsements in English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and/or Special Education (SPED) in inclusive classrooms. The appointment is temporary, non-tenure track, and appointed and compensated for the appropriate time period in which candidate observations/evaluations occur.
These positions work closely with student teacher candidates to facilitate connections between academic instruction and student teaching experiences at area K-12 schools and coach and evaluate student teaching experiences. They serve as liaisons in coordinating the functions of the student teaching experience within the expectations of the University. They act as mediators between teacher candidates and building principals and UW Bothell faculty and staff and assume primary responsibility for the assessment of the candidates' student teaching experiences.
This position works independently and with a team of field instructions, placement coordinators, academic advisors, K12 educators, and faculty, and facilitates individual and small group discussions. They mentor students from underrepresented populations, will work within a public school system, will travel independently to varied school locations and at varying times during the week and group and will be expected to model professional behavior in an educational setting. Successful candidates will be able to work effectively with diverse student and community populations, have experience mentoring, coaching or teaching adults, will have strong organizational and time management skills, and have a commitment and interest in the preparation of beginning teachers and teacher education in public school settings.
The School of Educational Studies school has a commitment to equity and social justice, and encourages and utilizes strategies that support this commitment. We are a collaborative community and respect diversity and work diligently to retain these qualities of our work environment. Successful candidates will have the ability to closely collaborate, listen to and communicate effectively with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and in partner schools and be able thrive within this environment.
Provide advice and assistance to student teacher candidates as needed. Help solve field- based problems.
Meet to discuss expectations and plan the student teaching experience.
Maintain close communication with Candidates throughout the year.
Communicate with the Candidates and Placement Coordinator about any concerns or issues related to the progress of the Candidates.
Evaluate the Candidates at regular intervals through observation and post lesson conferences. Provide written feedback to the Candidates using the UWB Lesson Observation Form as well as narrative summaries of lesson observations.
Use the Post-Lesson Conference Guidelines to offer guidance, mentoring, effective supervision, and constructive suggestions in the techniques of teaching.
Facilitate field seminars with small groups of Candidates during the teaching internship
Refer students to SES, university and other community resources as appropriate.
Attend monthly UWB Teacher Certification meetings on campus and share progress reports on Candidates.
Participate in Guidance and Support Team meetings as needed.
Participate in other School of Educational Studies program events throughout the year such as the Job Search Clinic, student applicant interviews, and other special events.
Write a final letter of recommendation for UWB Certification records and for the Candidates' job searches and complete School District Confidential Reference Forms as needed for Candidates in their job search.
Participate in professional development events on campus for cooperating teachers, which are often in the evening, such as co-teaching or edTPA seminars.
Engage, as appropriate, in University of Washington teaching, research and service.
Travel to school districts within 30-40 miles of the University of Washington Bothell is required. UW Bothell reimburses mileage at rates according to state policy.
Bachelor's Degree in Education or related field
At least three years of experience in K-12 teaching at the elementary, middle level and/or secondary level
Experience with mentoring, coaching or supervising preservice or beginning teachers (e.g. experience with ESOL and Special Education populations, as an Instructional Coach, TOSA, first year teacher mentor, principal or administrative experience, teacher candidate mentor, etc.)
For work with ESOL/SPED Endorsements: WA State K12 endorsement in ESOL (ELL) or SPED (for ESOL/SPED Field Instructors). For ESOL Field Instructors, commensurate experience with ESOL populations may be considered.
Ability to use Internet and computer hardware/software tools (Microsoft Office Suite, Google, Canvas)
Ability to travel to multiple K12 locations between Mondays and Fridays.
As a collaborative, scholarly and professional community, the University of Washington Bothell School of Educational Studies exists to develop and support educators who have the commitments and capabilities to promote the learning of all students in diverse contexts. We support interdisciplinary scholarship that explores the multifaceted dimensions of learning and schooling. We give particular focus to (a) the purposes of education in a social and political democracy, (b) the responsibility of universities to collaborate with community partners, and (c) the critical role of professional educators in supporting equity in learning.
Located in the heart of the Puget Sound region, the University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. The campus is committed to increasing access to an excellent UW education and preparing students to be leaders throughout Washington and beyond.
UW Bothell provides students a participatory, cross-disciplinary experience grounded in hands-on learning, community-based research, close relationships with faculty as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success.
The campus offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degrees. Current enrollment is approximately 6,000 students. More than 90% of undergraduates are from Washington State, approximately 40% are first-generation college attendees, and more than half are students of color. The University values hiring faculty and staff who have demonstrated experience and ability to work successfully with diverse student populations and who can contribute to a campus culture that promotes equity among colleagues.
Diversity and inclusion are core values at UW Bothell. Our work begins with the acceptance and celebration of the differences that are represented through the many diverse and minoritized communities on our campus and in the surrounding community. We recognize that we are bound together in a collective experience and that our actions impact all in our community. When we focus on the lives of the most marginalized groups among us, we also create conditions of equity, justice and academic excellence for everyone. To learn more about our commitment to diversity click here.
The three priorities of the University's current Strategic Plan, Increasing Access, Achieving Excellence are to strengthen diversity and equity, enhance community and campus engagement, and advance cross-disciplinary teaching and scholarship.
In addition to having award winning faculty and staff, UW Bothell has been recognized for innovations in academic programming and support services designed to help students graduate on time and debt-free. It has also earned both recognition and awards for its work in the area of environmental sustainability.
UW Bothell is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) that participates in the AANAPISI program. This program provides grants and related assistance to enable MSI to improve and expand their capacity to serve Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders and low-income individuals.
Any vacancies are open until filled. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply at any time and to maintain up-to-date materials on a regular basis. When positions become open, SES search teams review qualified applicant materials and communicate with candidates as appropriate/needed.
2) a letter of interest (1 page maximum), outlining how your education and experience qualify you for a field instruction position.
3) diversity statement (maximum 2 pages) about experiences or practices that demonstrate a commitment to educational justice, working with a diversity of students and colleagues, and challenging institutional inequities
4) one (1) letter of reference
5) Contact information for two (2) other references who could provide a recommendation upon request
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