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.
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|
|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|
|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.
- PK-12 Student Teaching Handbook
- PK-8 and 7-12 Special Education Student Teaching Handbook
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing Special Education Student Teaching Handbook
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