What is a Faculty Mentor?

A faculty mentor supports and evaluates teacher candidates growth as they work through their practicum experiences towards certification readiness.

What are the Responsibilities of a Faculty Mentor?

  • Design experiences for teacher candidates so that they have adequate information, preparation, instruction, and supervision during their practicum experiences.
  • Provide feedback as needed to help your teacher candidates identify strengths and areas of needed growth in relation to Teacher Education values and goals.
  • Work in partnership with the department head, education advisor, teacher mentors, and program coordinator(s).
  • Develop systematic, on-going, and consistent procedures for observing and recording information about teacher candidates’ work in the school setting.
  • Discuss your teacher candidates’ professional development and assess your teacher candidates’ progress in reaching certification readiness in relation to the goals of the Teacher Education Department.
  • Attend teacher mentor and teacher candidate orientations and faculty mentor meetings.
  • Independently write, discuss, and receive feedback from your teacher candidate and teacher mentor on your final report for EDUC 492 and formalize the closure of the placement.
  • This position is a part-time opportunity that takes place from October to November and then from February to May. 

What qualifications should a Faculty Mentor have?

Applicants should have demonstrated abilities in the following areas:

  • Extensive experience mentoring in schools
  • Extensive experience teaching in public schools
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Effective problem solver who can manage conflict in a productive and professional manner
  • Strong familiarity with BC curriculum
  • Experience with local school districts served by UFV’s Teacher Education Department
  • Willing to drive to various sites in the Fraser Valley as needed
  • Held, at one point, a valid BC teaching certificate in good standing

How do you submit an Expression of Interest to be a Faculty Mentor?

  1. Your Expression of Interest should include: cover letter addressing why you wish to be considered for the position of faculty mentor at UFV, CV demonstrating how you meet the qualifications listed above, and a minimum of two referees who can speak to your ability to mentor new teachers.
  2. Completed Expression of Interests should be directed to the Teacher Education department assistant, Suki Grewal (suki.grewal@ufv.ca).


Expression of Interests will be kept on file for 2yrs.

Short listed candidates will be contacted in late Spring for the following school year.

For more information contact Program Coordinators: Sandy Hill (sandy.hill@ufv.ca) or Janet Carroll (janet.carroll@ufv.ca).

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