Fresno State campus

24-25 AY Temporary Faculty Pool - University Coach (Supervisor), Multiple Subject & Single Subject Teaching Credential Programs

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Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Part Time

Temporary Faculty Pool - University Coach (Supervisor), Multiple Subject & Single Subject Teaching Credential Programs

Department Overview [Department website]

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers courses for the preparation and professional development of PreK-12 teachers in both the Multiple Subject (elementary) and the Single Subject (secondary) Credential Programs. The department also houses two master's programs (M.A.Ed.-C&I and MAT) and two advanced certificate programs – educational technology and research methods. The Department provides educational research courses for eight graduate programs in the Kremen School. Department faculty are active in teaching, scholarship, service, and grant leadership.

Position Summary

The University Coach (Supervisor) is a faculty member of the Curriculum and Instruction Department, supervising Teacher Credential Candidates for the Multiple Subject and/or Single Subject Credential Programs.  The Office of Clinical Practice assigns coaches to Teacher Credential Candidates.  As a liaison between the University and the cooperating schools (schools where teaching candidates are placed), coaches are expected to provide culturally responsive, high-quality instruction, mentorship and supervision for pre-service student teachers and/or interns according to the California Teaching Commission and Kremen School of Education and Human Development accreditation requirements. In turn, they communicate the cooperating schools’ suggestions and their needs to the University for improvement of the Multiple Subject or Single Subject Teacher Education Programs.

University Coaches (Supervisors) have the unique opportunity to contribute to the professional growth and development of Teacher Credential Candidates. They should have recent professional and/or teaching experience in an elementary and/or secondary setting where the curriculum aligns with recently adopted state standards and the school reflects the diversity of California’s student population. The University Coach (Supervisor) should have current knowledge of supervision approaches such as cognitive coaching, adult learning theory, and current “content-specific” pedagogy and instructional practices.  All University Coaches (Supervisors) will be evaluated by their Teacher Credential Candidate(s) and Mentor Teacher at the end of the semester and will receive regular peer evaluations of their coaching from a faculty member.  Evaluation results will be placed in their Faculty Personnel Action File (PAF).


Instructor Responsibility: Temporary faculty members are responsible for adhering to and implementing university and system-wide policies as directed per Academic Policy Manual 306, paragraph 2. Instructors are responsible for preparing, delivering, conducting, proctoring, and grading (as appropriate) lectures, office hours, homework assignments, quizzes, class projects, and midterm and final exams. All classes must be offered and meet as scheduled throughout the entire semester in the mode assigned and listed in the schedule of classes (i.e., asynchronous, synchronous, in-person, or hybrid).

Coach Responsibilities:

Coaches are considered Temporary Faculty members. As such, they are responsible for adhering to and implementing university and system-wide policies as directed by Academic Policy Manual 306, paragraph 2.

Individuals hired as coaches/university supervisors are expected to:

  • Meet with Mentor Teachers for an orientation to review course requirements and discuss expectations, roles, and co-teaching during the first two weeks of the semester or after student teaching begins. Note: Orientation can occur as a “triad” meeting; a triad meeting involves the Teacher Candidate, Mentor Teacher, and University Coach (Supervisor).
  • Make regular visits to the school site to meet with Teacher Candidates, Mentor Teachers, Administrators/designees, or visit/observe Teacher Candidates. Visits include holding small group, individual, or virtual discussions to review pertinent information. University Coaches may enhance communication and contact with teacher candidates (via phone, webinar, online community, etc.).
  • Complete (in TK20) a minimum of six formal lesson observations using scripted field notes or an observation rubric based on the California Teacher Performance Expectations (TPEs) to provide formative, action-oriented feedback. At least four formal observations must be in-person (face-to-face); the remaining two may be synchronous/asynchronous video observations. Have a debriefing meeting with the candidate after each observation to guide the candidate's reflection on the lesson and provide feedback.
  • Be available and maintain communication with the Teacher Candidate and Mentor Teacher throughout the entire semester (as established by the University Calendar) to ensure that the candidate is progressing; provide feedback on growth areas.
  • Review lesson plans and reflections and provide continuous feedback to the Teacher Candidate throughout the semester.
  • Use their experience and knowledge to assist (consult, collaborate) the Teacher Candidate in understanding and applying current teaching methods, related materials, and resources.
  • Use effective questioning and coaching strategies to help the Teacher Candidate become skillful in continuous self-assessment, self-reflection, and goal setting.
  • Discuss and document “areas for improvement” at the first sign of need. Monitor progress and contact the Program Coordinator if the “areas for improvement” do not yield expected growth (if the candidate is a Single Subject candidate, the appropriate Academic Subject Matter Coordinator should also be contacted). Review the Credential Candidate or Concerns section of the Office of Clinical Practice Handbook to determine if a “Statement of Concern” is warranted.
  • Support each Candidate in basic needs, as well as emotional and mental health areas. If concerns arise about a candidate’s well-being, the coach is asked to notify the program coordinator and, if the candidate is a single subject candidate, the appropriate academic subject matter coordinator. Become familiar with resources available at the Fresno State Student Health and Counseling Center:
  • Evaluate the Teacher Candidate’s Site Visitation Project and/or Teaching Sample Project and schedule time to debrief results with the Teacher Candidate; provide remediation if necessary.
  • Formally evaluate (Mid-Semester and Final-Semester Evaluation) the Teacher Candidate during a “triad” meeting at least twice per semester. A triad meeting involves the Teacher Candidate, Mentor Teacher, and University Coach (Supervisor).
  • Assist the Teacher Candidate with meeting the Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs) and assign a CR/NC grade through PeopleSoft/MyFresnoState.
  • Attend all mandatory program events, meetings, and training, and obtain reliability as a rater; participate in FAST training, calibration, and scoring.
  • Interact with Teacher Credential Candidates and Mentor Teachers with respect at all times.
  • Submit all proper documentation digitally through TK20 (

Conditional Appointment

Please be advised that an appointment is contingent upon budget and enrollment considerations and subject to order of assignment provisions in the collective bargaining agreement between California State University and California Faculty Association. These provisions state the “Order of Work,” or the order in which available courses must be assigned to faculty, starting with tenure-line faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.

Appointees will be required to demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States (Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for Temporary Faculty positions).

Compensation - Commensurate by qualifications and experience within salary range placement. The salary ranges are established by the CSU Salary Schedule (Class Code = 2358 for Academic Year Lecturers).

The salary range for Temporary Faculty with a Master's degree is $4,530.00 - $6,056.00 per month when teaching full-time (15 WTUs). Starting salaries are usually at or near the minimum of the range. Actual monthly salary will be adjusted based on the number of WTUs assigned per academic term.

Anticipated Semester

The temporary faculty pool is continuously open, and positions are filled as needed based on student enrollment and funding. This is a pool of part-time lecturers for the department to draw on as necessary. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the Department. Appointments from the pool are temporary and often made just prior to the start of the academic term. Applicants may need to be available to begin teaching on short notice. The pool will remain in place for two academic terms; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond that time must reapply.

  • Fall 2024: August 19, 2024 – December 20, 2024;
  • Spring 2025: January 15, 2025 – May 23, 2025

Required Qualifications:

Education (from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent)

Multiple Subject University Coaches (Supervisors) must possess:

  • A clear Multiple Subject teaching credential per CCTC guidelines
  • A master's degree in an area of Education or closely related field

Single Subject University Coaches (Supervisors) must possess:

  • A clear single-subject teaching credential  (Agriculture, Art, English, Industrial Technology, Math, Music, Physical Education, Science, Social Science, Foreign Language: Spanish and French) per CCTC guidelines
  • A master's degree in subject area, Education or closely related field

Individuals interested in coaching candidates pursuing a Bilingual Authorization must also possess a BCLAD or Bilingual Authorization and be fluent in Spanish or Hmong.


  1. Demonstrated commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  2. A minimum of three years experience teaching at the elementary and/or secondary level (middle or high school).

Application Procedures:

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis as teaching positions open. Review may begin as early as July 26, 2024, for a Fall 2024 assignment.

  • The deadline is August 11, 2024, to be fully considered for Fall 2024 hiring.
  • The projected deadline is October 31, 2024, to be fully considered for Spring 2025 hiring.
  • Job Announcement for 2024-2025 Academic Year closing date is March 1, 2025.

Complete an online application at, search for the appropriate Job Announcement, Create an Applicant Profile, or log in if you already have an Applicant Profile, and attach the following materials:

  1. Cover letter addressing qualifications and experience, and list of courses you are interested and qualified in teaching,
  2. Curriculum vitae,
  3. Names and contact information of at least three professional references - the committee will request current letters of recommendation; do not attach,
  4. Statement on diversity: This statement provides the applicant’s unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional careers. The purpose of the diversity statement is to help the department identify candidates who have professional experience, intellectual commitments, and/or willingness to engage in activities that could help Fresno State contribute to its mission in these areas,
  5. Copies of unofficial transcripts from all relevant educational programs.

For inquiries, contact Dr. Patricia D. López, Department Chair, at or Chris Cooper, Coordinator of the Office of Clinical Practice, at

The position advertised will remain open until filled. Interviews may follow. Qualified applicants not hired at this time will remain in this pool for future consideration.

About the Campus

California State University, Fresno, is a forward-looking and diverse institution in California’s Central Valley. It is known for its agriculture, reasonable housing costs, cultural diversity, and proximity to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada.

The Fresno State campus sits amid the San Joaquin Valley, a valley rich in the traditions and representation of Native American peoples and cultures. We are grateful to be in the traditional homelands of the Yokuts and Mono peoples, whose diverse tribal communities share stewardship over this land.

The campus is ranked 36th in the nation by Washington Monthly’s 2022 National University Rankings and ranked 25th in the nation in MONEY Magazine's 50 Best Public Colleges. The campus is classified as an R2 “Doctoral Universities – High research activities” university per the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Fresno State’s Principles of Community

These Principles were developed collaboratively by faculty, staff, and administrators. They exemplify what we aspire to be.  Find out more about our Principles of Community here.

We all play a role in fostering an inclusive work and learning environment of respect, kindness, collaboration, and accountability where every member of the student body, faculty, staff, and administration can thrive. Our Principles of Community reflect our core values of Discovery, Diversity, and Distinction, as well as our deep commitment to our mission "to boldly educate and empower students for success."

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. University community members are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Our Students

California State University, Fresno, is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion. Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Other Campus Information

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno, has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees online at Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. Based on the results of the background investigation, an offer of employment may be withdrawn, or employment may be terminated.

The person holding this position is considered a "limited reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, Revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

California State University, Fresno, is a tobacco-free, smoke-free, and vapor-free campus. For more information, please click

California State University, Fresno, is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all employees accessing office and campus facilities follow the COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications. Questions regarding COVID-19 may be sent to The systemwide policy can be found at

Out of State Employment

Per CSU-wide policy (HR2021-04), all faculty who will begin initial employment (or return from a 12-month break in service) on or after January 1, 2022, are required to perform their work from within the State of California. Faculty hired prior to January 1, 2022, must be available to perform work in the State of California if their assignment is in-person.

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