The School of Education

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St. John’s established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University’s outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John’s University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations. 

A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission.  As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John’s is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community.  We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution.  As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.   


Job Description

St. John’s University School of Education is seeking certified educators to serve as part-time Student Teaching Supervisors of elementary and secondary pre-service teachers in area schools. The university supervisor observes and documents the the teacher candidate’s demonstration of professional competencies relative to the New York Department of Education Standards for Teacher and also serves as an advocate and additional resource for the student and school. Working closely with the cooperating teacher, the University Supervisor supports the teacher candidate’s developing practice.

The specific responsibilities of the SJU Supervisor include:

  • Support teacher candidates throughout their clinical student teaching/internship experience and assist with the certification process
  • Supervisors must support teacher candidates to prepare and submit edTPA.
  • Supervisors will support licensure area of B-2, 1-6, 7-12 (English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies) and Special Education; 
  • Conduct a minimum number of virtual or face to face teaching observations.
  • Structure conferences with the candidate and cooperating (mentor) teacher, and provide oral and written feedback.
  • Complete formal evaluations (this can be done virtually) of the teacher candidate throughout the demonstration teaching experience.
  • Serve as a liaison between the university and demonstration teaching site, offering information and support to cooperating teachers and site administrators as needed.
  • Attend the student teacher orientation at the beginning of the semester. Follow up meetings for updates and peer collaboration will also take place during the semester (face to face and/or virtually) when necessary;
  • Attend training sessions when/if necessary;
  • Hold weekly seminars with their student teachers (face to face/virtually);
  • Provide guidance and support of the candidate and cooperating teacher.
  • Observing, assessing, and evaluating teacher candidates and submit all data for review

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates related supervisory knowledge of both the subject matter and the methodology of teaching
  • Master’s degree in education
  • Minimum five years teaching &/or administrative experience
  • Experience in urban & underserved schools preferred
  • Understands basic principles of coaching

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D/Ed.D preferred
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in educator
  • Proficient in edTPA

Computer skills: Basic-Intermediate knowledge of digital communication and instructional support.

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Any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John’s University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education. 

St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.