The following resources are applicable to Student Teacher Mentors.

Student Teacher Mentors – Observation Forms

Note: For some special education placements, the cooperating teacher serves as the student teacher mentor.

Duration of Student Teaching Placement Classroom Observation Form

Complete this form by using the link above. A copy of the form is automatically emailed to the Teacher Candidate.

PDE 430 – Pennsylvania Statewide Evaluation Form for Student Professional Knowledge and Practice

Please complete this form by using the link above.

Mid-Term Assessment: Knowledge, Skills and Dispositions

Submit the assessment to the university using the link above after reaching consensus at three way conference with teacher candidate and cooperating teacher.

 

14 weeks

2 – one before Mid-Semester; one before End of Semester

1 at Mid-Semester

1 at End of Semester

Consensus assessment at mid-semester after three way conference with student teacher, cooperating teacher and mentor

7 weeks

For placements in first seven weeks: one before Mid-Semester

For placements in second seven weeks: one before End of Semester

For placements in first seven weeks: one close to Mid-Semester

For placements in second seven weeks: one close to End of Semester

Consensus assessment at mid-semester after three way conference with student teacher, cooperating teacher and mentor only for first 7 week placement

4 weeks

  2 – at two weeks and end of placement  

Note: Additional observations may be required for adequate supervision

Student Teaching Handbooks

Important procedures related to the student teaching placement, including timelines, roles of the student teacher, cooperating teacher and mentor, lesson plans, observation forms, lesson plans, and certification are contained in the Student Teaching handbooks below.

Co-Teaching Model of Student Teaching

Many school districts are reluctant to release full responsibility to student teachers, and prefer the Co-Teaching Model of Student Teaching.  Below are important resources to improve classroom instruction by utilizing both the cooperating teacher and the student teacher for instruction.

*The Academy for Co-Teaching, St. Cloud State University

Student Teacher Mentor Orientation