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School of Education - George Mason University

A university supervisor is a liaison between the student teacher, the mentor teacher, and the university. The role of the supervisor is vital to the growth and success of the student teacher.

University supervisors are responsible for conducting formal observations and evaluations of teacher candidates while they are completing clinical experience (student teaching) in a classroom. Throughout the semester, university supervisors provide constructive feedback, support, and guidance to teacher candidates. They are also responsible for serving as a university liaison and facilitator by communicating with candidates and mentor teachers regularly and answering any questions related to program procedures and requirements.


  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in education or educational administration;
  • Teacher certification in the subject area of supervision;
  • Minimum of 10 years of instructional experience in the content area. Teaching experience may be combined with administrative experience to meet requirement;
  • Familiarity with Blackboard, TK20, or similar educational technology;
  • Availability during the school day in order to conduct in-person evaluations, typically 4-6 visits depending on the program.

The Teacher Track Office invites individuals who are interested in becoming a university supervisor to learn more about opportunities in the following subject areas:

  • Early Childhood Education, PK-3
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Elementary Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Secondary Education, 7-12 (English, History, Math, and Science)
  • Special Education

University supervisor candidates are subject to a screening and approval process. Once hired, a university supervisor is classified as a George Mason University adjunct instructor. They are hired by semester on a contractual basis. Travel reimbursements and stipends for each teacher candidate supervised are provided.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a university supervisor, please contact the Clinical Practice Specialist at