University Mentor Opportunities

Experienced educators are hired each semester to supervise teacher candidates who are completing field and clinical experiences in area schools.  University mentors support and evaluate students in specific program areas, successful classroom teaching experience, knowledge of current standards and best practices, and extensive content knowledge are needed.  In addition, the ability to work with both students and area school partners in a collaborative relationship and to communicate regularly with all parties is crucial.

Job Description

  • Part-time employment
  • Extensive travel to area schools to communicate the BGSU mission and program requirements to students, classroom mentor teachers, and school administrators
  • Mentor students in methods/student teaching experiences and perform the required number of visits, observations, conferences and evaluations
  • Collaborate with lead mentors to assist, solve problems, and evaluate student performance
  • Willing and able to put in the time and make the school visits needed for student success
  • Serve as a liaison with area school personnel to develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships
  • Use technology to communicate regularly, access information and complete on-line forms
  • Attend the Student Teacher/Intern Orientation and participate in all required training and professional development meetings each semester

Requirements:

  • Baccalaureate & Master’s degrees from accredited institutions
  • Teaching certificate/license in area of supervision
  • Minimum of 3 years of successful P-12 classroom teaching experience
  • Basic level of computer proficiency (e-mail, word processing, internet search)

Preferred:

  • Familiarity with BGSU website, Canvas web portal, etc. or willing to be trained immediately
  • Supervisory/mentoring experience

To Apply

Please contact Ben Martin (benmart@bgsu.edu)