ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Faculty members in the Departments of Curriculum and Instruction and Special Education serve as coordinators for each program. In many cases, program coordinators also serve as university supervisors. The program coordinator provides a liaison among the departments, the student teachers, and the Office of Field Experiences.
1. Recommends to the Office of Field Experiences student teaching placements, based on interviews with students and knowledge of school programs and prospective cooperating teachers.
2. Works cooperatively with the university supervisor in any problem situation which may develop within the department and assumes a joint responsibility for prompt communication of these situations to the Office of Field Experiences.
3. Provides communication between the Office of Field Experiences and the respective departments.