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Cooperating Teacher Resources

 

PDE Requirements
PDE has identified specific requirements that a public school teacher must meet to be a Cooperating Teacher for Teacher Candidates in the final field experience.

Cooperating Teacher Survey- Please take some time and fill out the following survey.  This information will provide valuable feedback about how our teacher candidates are performing inside your classroom.

 


The following information will help you work with teacher candidates at any of the four stages of PDE-required field experience.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Field Services at 814-393-2144.

 

Handbook & Forms:

Charts showing how Public School Teachers can help teacher candidates who come into their classrooms to complete any of the four Stages of PDE required field experiences. 

PDE Field Experience Requirements Course Requirements by Certification Major:
This manual explains which course include field experience requirements, which stage(s) of field experience are within the course, and what the teacher candidates must do when visiting the public school classroom.

Cooperating Teacher Handbook:
This handbook contains the role and responsibilities of the Cooperating Teacher.  

Dispositions Form & Rubric - click here
This rubric and form is to be used by the Cooperating Teacher to assess the teacher candidate's professional disposition during the placement(s).

Stages 1 & 2 Chart -
This graphic identifies field experience requirements by course.

Stages 3 & 4 Chart
This graphic identifies district regions for Stages 3 & 4 field experiences..

Student Teacher Attendance and Grade Form (PDF):
This is the form to be used for the final grade report at the end of the teacher candidate's placement.

Teacher Candidate Program Overview

Teacher Candidate Manual for Student Teacher 

Lesson Plan Format for PreK-4 and Middle Level Education
This format is to be used by the teacher candidate for the first two lessons developed for the placement.  After this point, if the Cooperating Teacher wants the form revised to one that is more compatible for the school, this can be done.

Lesson Plan Format for Secondary Education and K-12 Programs
This format is to be used by the teacher candidate for the first two lessons developed for the placement.  After this point, if the Cooperating Teacher wants the form revised to one that is more compatible for the school, this can be done.

 

Student Teaching Performance Profile (STPP):
These evaluation forms, one for each major, are used to define the teacher candidate's progress throughout the placement. It is often helpful to print one out and use it periodically to show the teacher candidate's strengths and weaknesses and to document progress or the lack of progress if necessary. The document can be printed (below) and completed by hand as needed:

  • Student Teaching Performance Profiles (STPP)

    • PreK - 4 (Early Childhood) (DOC)

    • Elementary Education (DOC)

    • Middle Level Education - (DOC)

    • Library Science (DOC)

    • Mathematics (DOC)

    • Modern Language  (DOC)

    • Music (DOC)

    • Secondary Science (DOC)

    • Secondary English (DOC)

    • Social Studies Education (DOC)

    • Special Education (DOC)

    • Rubric for grading all STPP (DOC)