Welcome to the Cooperating Teachers Resources Link.
The School of Education thanks you for being our partner in providing the best clinical experience possible for our teacher preparation candidates. Our national accrediting body calls you clinical educators….P-12 school-based individuals who assess, support, and develop a candidate’s knowledge, skills, or professional dispositions at some stage in the clinical experiences. (2016, CAEPNET.org).
In collaboration with your school system, your principal and our higher education clinical educators, you have been identified as key partners in preparing, assessing and supporting our candidates as they complete their Internship I and II experiences in your classrooms. The opportunities you provide our candidates in making a positive impact on your students’ learning and developing our candidates’ performance and professional development are critical.
To assist you, this site has links to the handbook, the performance-based assessments, evaluation instruments and surveys, professional development as well as the Internship calendars. The site will also provide resources that would assist you in the role of the cooperating teacher and clinical educator.
Any questions you have during this year long experience, please feel comfortable in contacting the University Supervisor for your intern, Director of Internship I and II Placements or me. Again thank you for being part of the team.
You are invited to attend the professional development opportunities designed for you. They are held in the School of Education building. This semester dates are as follows:
Thursday, January 28 4-5pm Knowing Your Role as a Cooperating Teacher
Thursday, February 18 4-5pm Coaching Strategies 101
Dr. Barbara Leonard, Ed.D.
Mrs. Debbie Albert, M.Ed.
Director, Internship I and II Placements