The student teacher (intern), the cooperating (mentor) teacher and the university supervisor all contribute to a successful field experience. View the topics on the left to find out more about the responsibilities of each contributor and for additional mentor and supervisor resources.
The mentor or cooperating teacher has a tremendous influence on the student teacher placed in their classroom. They model instructional and classroom management strategies and are vital in helping student teachers translate their theory into practice. We hope that the relationship between the cooperating teacher and student intern will be a mutually rewarding experience.
The resources provided in this section are designed to support the mentor teacher and to provide easy access to supervisory materials. Please do not hesitate to contact the placement coordinator in your area for additional information or to offer suggestions or requests for additional resources to provide here.
The supervisor is a key contributor serving as the university's liaison between the teacher education program, the mentor teacher, and the student. The supervisor assumes many responsibilities including observer, mentor, counselor, and all around "trouble-shooter."
The resources provided in this section are designed to support field experience supervisory personnel. Please do not hesitate to contact the Director of Field Experiences Sally Greene by email for additional information or to offer suggestions or requests for additional resources to provide here.