Northeastern Illinois University

Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education

University Supervisor for Clinical and Student Teaching Experiences

Starting Date: August 2021 and Spring 2022

Position Description: The supervisor of student teachers/clinical students provides a critical role in supporting high quality teacher preparation. Through on-campus seminars and school site visits, the supervisor provides mentorship, guidance, and instruction to pre-service teachers. The supervisor also serves as a liaison between the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education and the personnel of cooperating schools and agencies.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

About Northeastern Illinois University: Northeastern Illinois University’s Main Campus is located on 67 acres in a residential area on the Northwest Side of Chicago. The University has three additional locations in the metropolitan area: the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, El Centro and the Center for College Access and Success. Northeastern also is a founding member of the University Center of Lake County consortium campus in suburban Lake County, north of Chicago. Regarded as the most diverse university in the Midwest, Northeastern offers more than 40 undergraduate degree and certificate programs and more than 50 graduate degree, certificate, licensure, and endorsement programs.

Departments: The Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies Department offers licensure programs in Art Education, Music Education, Spanish Education, and Secondary Education (English, History, Mathematics, Science).

The Health Sciences and Physical Education Department offers a licensure program in Physical Education.

The Special Education Department offers licensure programs in LBS I and LBS II

The Teacher Education Department offers licensure programs in Bilingual Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Middle Level Education


  • Must have an earned master’s degree in the discipline (e.g., Bilingual Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Physical Education, Secondary Education, Special Education)
  • Minimum of three years teaching experience
  • Personal and professional commitment to inclusive education, diversity, advocacy, and social justice
  • Strong mentorship skills
  • Hold a teaching license preferred

Preferred Experience:

  • Familiarity with the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA)
  • Familiarity with online and virtual instruction

Responsibilities: The position requires the University supervisor to attend training sessions at the start of the semester; attend program meetings and workshops to support candidates (i.e. the edTPA working days sessions); conduct multiple observations of candidate teaching in the field; meet and communicate regularly with candidate’s mentor teacher; promote a positive relationship with the mentor teacher, school principal, school counselor; provide support and feedback to the candidate throughout the semester; assist program faculty in problem-solving during the field experience/internship; keep candidates informed about any licensure changes; and complete formal assessments of the candidate at the midterm and/or conclusion of the semester. There is also a weekly seminar component.

To Apply: Please email letter of application and resume to:

Dr. Rachel Adeodu, Teacher Department Chair (Bilingual Education, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Middle Level Education) at

Dr. James Ball, Health Sciences and Physical Education Department Chair (Physical Education) at

Dr. Robert Heitzinger, Acting Music Department Chair at

Dr. Effie Kritikos, Special Education Department Chair (LBS I and LBS II) at

Dr. Katy Smith, Secondary Education Program Coordinator (Art, English, History, Mathematics, Science, Spanish) at

Please complete the short Supervisor Position Interest online form. Your interest will be shared with the appropriate department chair.

Northeastern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and invites applications from Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities, as well as other qualified individuals.

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