Fieldwork Instructors are coaches, guides, and mentors who provide positive reinforcement for effective practices; suggest and teach alternatives for ineffective practices; and assess implementation of alternative practices. Fieldwork Instructors are required to be familiar with the School of Education's Mission/Goals, the CA Teaching Performance Expectations (TPE's), and InTASC Standards for the teaching profession as part of the evaluation process of each candidate.
Loyola Marymount, founded in 1911, is a comprehensive university in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education. Located on the west side of Los Angeles overlooking the Pacific, LMU is one of the nation's 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and five Marymount institutions. It serves 6064 undergraduates and 2189 graduate students in the Colleges/ Schools of Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, Business Administration, Communication and Fine Arts, Film and Television, Education, and 1142 Law School students.
Loyola Marymount University, a Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks qualified applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity employer. Women, persons of color, LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming individuals, people living with disabilities, and others with diverse life experiences and beliefs are encouraged to apply. (Visit www.lmu.edu for more information.
The Fieldwork Instructor will observe the candidate actively teaching during the semester through video and face-to-face observations. Observations will be documented with the LMU Observation Tool. For Interns: minimum of six (6) separate lessons throughout the semester (Elementary-Language Arts, Science, Mathematics, and Social Science; Secondary-in the content specific area designated on the credential). For Student Teachers: minimum of eight (8) separate lessons throughout the semester (Elementary-Language Arts, Science, Mathematics, and Social Science; Secondary-in the content specific area designated on the credential). The Fieldwork Instructor will provide rigorous and constructive feedback, which includes areas of strength and areas for growth immediately after the observation.
Fieldwork Instructors will complete candidate Formative and Summative Evaluations based on the CA TPEs and InTASC standards. Fieldwork Instructors are expected to communicate and collaborate regularly with the candidate, Employer Support Provider, and coursework instructor.
The Fieldwork Instructor's responsibility to Loyola Marymount University dictates that he/she assist the candidate in maintaining the criteria and standards of the credential program.
Minimum 3 years in successful classroom teaching experience. Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral). Highly developed organizational and leadership skills. Demonstrate computer competency, knowledge of relevant systems and willingness to learn computer programs used in the supervision component of clinical fieldwork.
A California Teaching Credential is required. Additionally, a valid California authorization to provide instruction to English Learners is required. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes