School of Educational Studies – Teaching Associates (NN23861)

Position Overview

Organization: University of Washington, Bothell, School of Educational Studies, Bothell

Title : Teaching Associate

Search Number : NN23861

Position Details

The University of Washington Bothell’s Teacher Certification Program is seeking part-time Field Instructors for the upcoming 2017-18 academic year.  Field Instructors coach and evaluate student teaching experiences and facilitate connections between academic instruction and student teaching experiences.  Field Instructors are part-time faculty appointed into the title of Teaching Associate (0169) and work with student teacher candidates at K-12 levels, as well as with candidates in our dual endorsement program for ESOL and/or SPED.  Field Instructors work with student candidates throughout the academic year (Autumn to Spring quarters), beginning as early as late August and ending as late as June 15th.

Field Instructors work closely with student teacher candidates to facilitate connections between academic instruction and student teaching experiences at area K-12 schools.  Field Instructors serve as liaisons in coordinating the functions of the student teaching experience with the expectations of the University. They act as mediators between Candidates and building Principals and UWB Faculty. Field Instructors assist in ensuring successful teaching experiences for the Candidates. They assume primary responsibility for the assessment of the Candidates’ student teaching experiences.

The SES Teacher Certification Programs enable Candidates to pursue teacher certification in Elementary Education or Secondary Education, with an optional dual endorsement in English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) or Special Education (SPED) during their final quarters at UWB.

The Teaching Associate appointment is a temporary, non-tenure track appointment and appointed for the appropriate quarter(s) in which candidate observations/evaluations occur.  For SES Field Instructors, specific service appointment dates are as follows:

Field Instruction Area Appointment Dates
Elementary / Secondary Education August 16 – March 31
Secondary ESOL Endorsement December 16 – March 15
Elementary ESOL Endorsement March 16 – June 15
Elementary / Secondary SPED Endorsement March 16 – June 15


  • Provide advice and assistance to student teacher candidates as needed. Help solve field- based problems.
  • Meet to discuss expectations and plan the student teaching experience.
  • Maintain close communication with Candidates throughout the year.
  • Communicate with the Candidates and Placement Coordinator about any concerns or issues related to the progress of the Candidates.
  • Evaluate the Candidates at regular intervals through observation and post lesson conferences. Provide written feedback to the Candidates using the UWB Lesson Observation Form as well as narrative summaries of lesson observations.
  • Use the Post-Lesson Conference Guidelines to offer guidance, mentoring, effective supervision, and constructive suggestions in the techniques of teaching.
  • Support Candidates in preparing for the edTPA
  • Facilitate field seminars with small groups of Candidates during the teaching internship
  • Attend monthly UWB Teacher Certification meetings on campus and share progress reports on Candidates.
  • Participate in Guidance and Support Team meetings as needed.
  • Participate in other School of Educational Studies program events throughout the year such as the Job Search Clinic, student applicant interviews, and other special events.
  • Write a final letter of recommendation for UWB Certification records and for the Candidates’ job searches and complete School District Confidential Reference Forms as needed for Candidates in their job search.
  • Participate in professional development events on campus for cooperating teachers, which are often in the evening, such as co-teaching or edTPA seminars.
  • Engage in University of Washington teaching, research and service.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field
  • At least three years of experience in K-12 teaching at the elementary, middle level and/or secondary level
  • WA State K12 endorsement in ESOL (ELL) or SPED (for ESOL/SPED Field Instructors). For ESOL Field Instructors, commensurate experience with ESOL populations may be considered.
  • Experience with mentoring, coaching or supervising pre-service or beginning teachers (e.g. experience with ESOL and Special Education populations, as an Instructional Coach, TOSA, first-year teacher mentor, principal or administrative experience, teacher candidate mentor, etc.)
  • Ability to use Internet and computer hardware/software tools
  • Ability to closely collaborate, listen and communicate effectively with a diverse population of faculty, staff and administration at UW and in partner schools
  • Commitment to strategies that support social justice
  • Demonstrate respect for diversity
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment

Preferred Attributes and Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Education or related field
  • Significant teaching experience including content knowledge in K12 learning standards and curriculum as well as effective practices in classroom management
  • Experience teaching in public school settings preferably in diverse classrooms
  • Familiarity with the edTPA as administered in Washington State
  • Commitment and interest in the preparation of beginning teachers and teacher education
  • Experience mentoring, coaching or teaching adults
  • Commitment to developing as a coach and teacher educator
  • Group facilitation skills
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Professional demeanor

Travel to school districts within 30-40 miles of the University of Washington Bothell is required. UW Bothell reimburses mileage at rates according to state policy. Employment and continued appointment/employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check, adequate enrollment and funding, and SES faculty and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs approval.

As a collaborative, scholarly and professional community, the University of Washington Bothell School of Educational Studies exists to develop and support educators who have the commitments and capabilities to promote the learning of all students in diverse contexts. We support interdisciplinary scholarship that explores the multifaceted dimensions of learning and schooling. We give particular focus to (a) the purposes of education in a social and political democracy, (b) the responsibility of universities to collaborate with community partners, and (c) the critical role of professional educators in supporting equity in learning.

The University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. We offer a participatory student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell’s current enrollment is approximately 5,500 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, and approximately half are first-generation college attendees or come from underrepresented groups. Located along wetlands and a river north of Seattle, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership throughout Washington and beyond.

Diversity is a core value of University of WA Bothell.  We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.

Application Instructions

All position(s) are open until filled.  Applicants applying by Monday, May 22, 2017 will have priority consideration for field instruction beginning late August (Elementary and Secondary field instruction).  All qualified applicant materials are reviewed when openings arise throughout the year.


To apply, please apply through Interfolio at  Submit:

  • A current Curriculum Vita
  • A letter of interest, including:
  1. Your K-12 Certification (Elementary, Mid-level, and/or Secondary)
  2. Your focus area (e.g. Social Studies, Language Arts, Math, Science, ESOL, SPED), and
  3. Your specific field instruction area(s) of interest (Secondary, Elementary, SPED, and/or ESOL).
  • A list of three references who could write a letter of reference upon request.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.