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University Supervisors

Elyria Center

Jean Votypka, M.Ed.
Phone: 440.366.7505

Ashland and Columbus Centers

William White, M.S.Ed.
Phone: 614.794.0803 ext. 1111 (Columbus)
Phone: 419.289.5799 (Ashland)

If you are interested in becoming a University Supervisor, please contact:

William White, M.S.Ed.
614.794.0803 ext. 1111 (Columbus)
419.289.5799 (Ashland)

Become a University Supervisor

Are you interested in helping student teachers on their path to teaching success? Consider becoming a University Supervisor.

A University Supervisor is an accomplished teacher that acts as a liaison between the student teacher, the cooperating teacher, and Ashland University.

University Supervisor Requirements

Ashland University selects university supervisors (clinical faculty) who are experts in their fields. To become a supervisor, you must:

  • Have a record of teaching experience

  • Have a Master’s degree in education

  • Complete an orientation provided through the local Office of Field Experience and Internships

University Supervisor Responsibilities

While specific responsibilities are listed in the handbook, the primary responsibilities of a supervisor include:

  • Act as the liaison between Ashland University and the teacher candidate’s school

  • Provide the cooperating teacher with needed information and orientation

  • Meet the principal and cooperating teacher and distribute forms, discuss the Field Placement/Internship Handbook, and conduct an orientation meeting

  • Complete a determined number of visits (dependent upon the student level)

  • Submit the final evaluation, field disposition, and Impact on Student Learning forms

Make Learning Fun

“Learning at any stage of life should be FUN! It has been my privilege to supervise AU Field Experience students as they begin to apply the classroom knowledge to the real world of Professional Educators in the Field Experiences. My goal as a Field Supervisor is to continue to make learning experience 'FUN' for the future teachers by offering suggestions and critiques to create the very best future teachers possible!”

—Ashland University Supervisor and Professional Fellow Judy Ream