Term Length Varies
Position Status Part Time
Position Title University Mentor/Field
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Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Grades, Secondary Education,
Elementary supervisors in Chicago (south) and southern suburbs;
Secondary World Language Chicago (south and west)
Secondary Math Chicago (south and west) and suburbs
Secondary Math and MGE Math Middle Grades Education
The University Mentor/Field Supervisor for Teacher Preparation
Programs at National Louis University reports to the Director of
the Office of Field Experiences ( OFE ).
Mentor/Supervisors will provide direct NLU /
NCE representation to the partner school/district for
at least one term with possible placement for Practicum II and
Student Teaching. Minimum mentoring clock hours required per
NLU student is 12.5 mentoring clock hours for
Practicum 2 and 25 mentoring clock hours for student teaching, not
including travel time. Travel time is reimbursed through a travel
The University Mentor/Field Supervisor's primary responsibilities
- Serving as liaison between NCE / NLU
and the local school.
- Developing a relationship with the site school leadership that
supports and enhances NLU's mission and goals.
- Discussing with the school co-mentor and the student a strategy
and time-line for meeting any course requirements.
- Accommodating a NLU student's schedule while also
meeting the site school's students and teachers' desired
- Directly observing NLU students at their assigned
- Providing on-going feedback to NLU students of
lesson plans, observations, etc.
- Arranging and conducting appraisal and assessment meetings with
all parties to encourage and facilitate the professional growth of
- Attending required professional development opportunities offered
by the Office of Field Experiences at NCE .
This position is contracted by term and per student on an as-needed
National Louis University ( NLU ) is looking to honor
its past while defining a bold new future as a contemporary,
comprehensive university that prepares diverse students for
sustained professional success with a deep commitment to Access,
Excellence, Innovation and Equity. The university is focused on
inspiring and empowering all learners to be leaders ready to
address tomorrow's challenges in the context of increasing global
urbanization. NLU is dedicated to providing a
career-building, life-changing education that is accessible to all
students. The University offers 80 + programs within its five
colleges: National College of Education, Kendall College of
Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management, Undergraduate College,
College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences and the School of
Business and Information Technology. The University serves over
9,700 students per year and has experienced unprecedented growth in
its undergraduate programming. Most students are from Illinois, but
the University also attracts students from throughout the U.S. and
from around the world who take advantage of campus based, blended
and online programming.
Founded in 1886, National Louis University is a private
not-for-profit university offering programs through the doctoral
level. NLU is also classified as an Engaged
Institution by the Carnegie Foundation and has been named as a top
ten institution by Money Magazine where its alumni believe they are
making the world "a better place." The University has had more
Golden Apple Award winners among its graduates in teacher
preparation than any institution across the state. The University
has a deep commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and is
among the top 25 most diverse national universities according to
U.S. News and World Report (2019). Graduates from NLU
enter the workforce earning an estimated $43,000 per year after
graduation, ranking NLU among the top five of all
Illinois post-secondary schools. The University has received more
than $80 million in funding for applied research projects in urban
development, childhood development, school improvement, and teacher
preparation. NLU recognized as a national leader in
closing the post-secondary completion through its innovative
approach to undergraduate education.
NLU is located in the center of Chicago's downtown
loop, across the street from the Art Institute, in an area which
has been recognized as America's largest campus with over 25
institutions and 50,000 students attending a college across the
city. In addition, the University has several suburban locations
and a Florida regional campus.
University Mentor/Field Supervisors will possess:
- Minimum of a Bachelor's degree (Master's degree preferred),
- Licensure in specific State of Illinois licensure areas
- Must have a minimum of 3 years of classroom teaching experience
and/or equivalent related experience in the field.
*Current professional field experience preferred.
Posting Number ADJ436
Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions Summary
Please attach scanned or downloaded copies of
official transcripts for all graduate and terminal degrees
completed and for all relevant graduate coursework. Official
documentation from the university(ies) via mail or e-transcript may
be required if approved to teach any course(s).
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