ERIC Number: ED212040
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Standards and Competencies for the Internship in Educational Supervision at Southwest Texas State University.
Beck, John J.
While instructional supervisors are not required in Texas schools, many districts, especially the larger ones, do employ personnel for the express purpose of supervision of instruction. The requirements for the professional supervisor certificate are a valid Texas teacher certificate, three years' teaching experience, and completion of a 30-semester-hour graduate program in supervision. Southwest Texas State University (SWTSU) offers a 45-semester-hour certification program that includes a 36-hour master's degree with a major in supervision. Some degree of specialization is permitted in a number of areas. The culminating activity in the supervision program is the internship practicum. The internship's emphasis is on the supervisor's role as a change agent or leader whose major responsibility is improvement of instruction. Special focus is placed on mastering competencies in three major educational sub-systems--personnel, curriculum, and instruction. The appendices to this paper contain minimum standards for internships in educational administration; an operating letter that establishes SWTSU policy and general guidance pertaining to practicums and internships; and SWTSU's handbook on the internship in supervisions. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Southwest Texas State University
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Professors of Educational Administration (35th, Seattle, WA, August 16-21, 1981).