What does the College need in order for me to be a college supervisor?
Medaille College is required to have a revised curriculum vitae (CV) every year. A reminder will be emailed from the Office of Student Teaching/Certification. We are also required to have an official transcript showing your degree (U.S. supervisors). Canadian college supervisors are required to submit a copy of their Certificate of Qualification from OCT. If you have questions about any of the required documents, contact Mrs. Crystal A. Elias, Director of Student Teaching, at Crystal.A.Elias@medaille.edu.

What are my responsibilities as a college supervisor?
You are a mentor to the student teacher(s) assigned to you. Meet or speak with your assigned student teacher(s) prior to the beginning of the placement. Your responsibilities include orienting the associate teacher, observing and evaluating the student teacher’s lessons, consult with the associate teacher regarding student teacher progress, and completing the necessary evaluation/assessment forms (in consultation with the associate teacher). Supervisors will also liaison with OSTC for student teacher issues/concerns. For more information and a copy of the forms, see the Student Teaching Handbook or visit the College Supervisor section of our website.

What is the length of student teaching?
The student teacher candidate will be complete two placements, approximately 7 weeks in length. The student teacher candidate will be assigned to you for both placements (14 weeks) unless one of their placements is outside your area.

What do I do with the completed evaluation/assessment forms?
All original copies of completed assessment forms should be given to the student teacher. It is their responsibility to turn in all the original documentation to the College at the scheduled Exit Meeting.

Who do I contact if there are questions or issues with the student teacher, the process or the evaluation forms?
Contact Crystal Elias, Director of Student Teaching, Office of Student Teaching/Certification, at Crystal.A.Elias@medaille.edu, or by phone at 716-932-2548 (or toll free at 1-888-252-2235 x2548).

Do I get compensated for supervising a student teacher?
College supervisors who are not full-time faculty at Medaille College, receive a stipend for each placement at which they supervise a student teacher candidate. If the student teacher candidate is supervised for two placements, the supervisor will receive two stipends. Payments to supervisors are processed twice a semester, once for each placement period. Full-time faculty do not receive a stipend.

When can I expect my stipend?
Checks can take 2-4 weeks to arrive after the placement has begun. 

Who do I contact if I have a question about my stipend check?
Stipend checks are requested the first week of each placement and can take 2-4 weeks to arrive. If after this time you have not received your check, or if there is a problem with your stipend check, contact Deborah Barcaro, Secretary in the Office of Student Teaching/Certification at deborah.barcaro@medaille.edu.

Do I get reimbursed for mileage?
Mileage can be claimed for up to 30 miles one way (from home to the student teacher placement school [60 miles round trip]). Mileage Reimbursement Forms PDF should be submitted within 2 weeks of the end of each placement. However, college supervisors may elect to submit one combined form for mileage for both placement periods. The form must be submitted within 2 weeks of the end of the semester.

Can I receive reimbursement for tolls?
Yes. Supervisors may be reimbursed for tolls provided you have a receipt for the toll. Reimbursement requests for tolls must be noted on the Mileage Reimbursement Form and must be accompanied by a receipt.

Can I receive reimbursement for meals?

Can I get reimbursed for telephone calls or office supplies?

Who do I contact if I have a question about my mileage check?
Mileage checks can take 2-4 weeks to arrive after the Office of Student Teaching/Certification has submitted the reimbursement request. If after this time you have not received your check, or if there is a problem with the check, contact Susan Lowrey at susan.m.lowrey@medaille.edu.

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