Individuals who are selected and prepared for a supervisory role must have the skills, knowledge, and dispositions of highly accomplished professions to fulfill their responsibilities. Most university supervisors are faculty members; however in program areas with large numbers of interns such as elementary and middle grades, adjuncts are hired. Each program area within the College of Education identifies university supervisors who meet the following criteria:
University supervisors have three main responsibilities. First, they assist and evaluate interns. As part of the evaluation process, they conduct an initial visit, observe four lessons, score the intern’s portfolio, complete a disposition form and prepare a final evaluation report. Throughout the semester they review planning documentation and read reflective assignments. They listen to intern’s ideas and concerns, make suggestions, and provide feedback.
They also have the responsibility to support the clinical teacher’s work with the intern. They communicate regularly, explain program procedures and expectations, and respond to questions and concerns.
Finally, the university supervisor serves as a liaison between the school and the college, interacting with university personnel, school administrators and all those involved in the internship process.
ECU cannot confirm whether any of its courses or programs meet requirements for professional licensure outside of the State of North Carolina. ECU strongly encourages students to contact applicable licensing boards in states they wish to pursue licensure prior to seeking admission or beginning study in an academic program.