Practicum Supervisor opportunities


CUPE 4163 (COMPONENT 3) Practicum Supervisors

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and aboriginal persons, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. Further information can be found here:

Expressions of interest are invited for sessional assignments for the following Department of Curriculum and Instruction positions:

Practicum Supervisors in Teacher Education
ED-P 251, 351, 361, 451, 461, 781 and 782

Expressions of interest should be directed to Kerry Robertson, Manager, Teacher Education Programs, Department of Curriculum and Instruction,

Please include:
(a) a current curriculum vitae;
(b) names of and contact information for at least three referees;
(c) a description of your recent experience working in the K to 12 school system; and
(d) any other information that may help the Department to assess your qualifications for practicum supervision.

All positions are subject to meeting minimum enrollment requirements, program requirements, and funding. University reserves the right to fill additional teaching assignments from the pool of applicants for this posting.

The University Supervisor’s responsibilities include:

  • knowledge of current BC curriculum and pedagogical approaches and recent teaching experience within the K to 12 school system
  • recognizing and supporting equity and diversity amongst teacher candidates
  • ability to use necessary technologies
  • participating in any workshops or meetings organized by the Teacher Education Office
  • meeting with Teacher Candidates before the practicum begins to outline expectations, review lesson planning, and ensuring that preparation is specific, practical, and sufficient
  • discussing with, and helping the Teacher Candidates reflect upon, insights gained from their initial observations or previous practicum
  • assisting the Teacher Candidate in identifying responsibilities to their practicum school, the students, teaching staff, and administration
  • observing the Teacher Candidate and providing constructive feedback through lesson observation notes which identify the strengths and any problems in the Teacher Candidate’s lessons, and offering specific suggestions for improvement
  • consulting regularly with the Mentor Teacher(s) regarding the Teacher Candidate’s progress
  • informing the Teacher Education Office immediately should there be serious concerns about the Teacher Candidate’s performance
  • completing, in collaboration with the Mentor Teacher(s), and following consultation with the Teacher Candidate, a midway report (if required) and summary report, which must comply with the formatting requirements of the Teacher Education Office, be free from any grammatical or spelling errors, and signed by all parties
  • providing the Teacher Candidate and Teacher Education Office with a signed copy of the summary report.