Requirements to Supervise a Student Intern
The 2010 Florida Statute, 1004.04, requires all school district personnel and instructional personnel who wish to supervise or direct teacher preparation students during field experience courses and internships to show evidence of:
- successful completion of clinical educator training
- valid Professional Teaching Certificate
- at least 3 years of successful teaching experience, which include effective classroom management strategies that consistently result in improved student performance
Student intern placements are contracted twice a year; April/May for the Fall semester and October/November for the Winter semester. Fall placements usually begin at the beginning of the semester in August and Winter placements usually begin in January after the break.
Please note: The student intern is under the direct supervision of the Clinical Supervising Teacher at all times. The intern may never be used as a substitute teacher or be used to cover a class for any reason as this violates the college/university insurance policy.
The Clinical Supervision for Educators Training Program
The Clinical Supervision for Educators Training Program is designed to provide quality support for developing professionals in the classroom setting, as well as in a variety of student services settings. Each semester interns and field experience students from the colleges/universities are placed in classrooms and schools to develop and strengthen their skills under the supervision of experienced educators who have demonstrated excellence in their fields. Interns and field experience students participating in teacher preparation programs at the college/university level benefit greatly from the expertise shared by experienced educators through a modeling, coaching, and mentoring process. Additionally, the process assists in maintaining the standard of excellence for those entering the teaching profession. As of July 1, 1995, Florida Statute 240.529 (5) (b) requires that educators who supervise such students successfully complete the Clinical Supervision for Educators Program. Additional requirements for supervision include (a) a minimum of three (3) years of successful teaching experience and (b) continuing or professional service contract status.
Clinical Supervision for Educators Course Offerings
Class sessions in Clinical Supervision for Educators are offered on a regular basis by the Center for Professional Learning and are listed on the Professional Development Menu and Registration System. Elements of the training include identification of performance standards; diagnosis of professional performance; conferring (feedback on performance) with professionals; goal-setting; and preparation and implementation of professional development plans; and reflection on professional practice.
Clinical Supervision modules are composed of an overview of the professional literature concerning each clinical component of the formative process; guided skill practice activities with trainer feedback on critical skills; and resources for providing developing professionals with support for continuing professional growth. Threaded through each training module are techniques, skills, and questions that the Clinical Educator may use to maintain focus upon the Sunshine State Standards, student learning and achievement, curricular alignment, and other school-specific improvement areas.
In order to register for one of the many Clinical Supervision courses offered each semester, log on to the
PD Menu & Registration System at:
Search for the course by:
- Course title, “Clinical Supervision for Educators”, or by
- Component # 8-409-305
Once registered, please print the Participant Manual, Tools and Handouts. The link is provided at this website for your convenience.