The following resources are applicable to University Mentors.
University Mentors – Observation Forms
Note: For some special education placements, the cooperating teacher serves as the student teacher mentor.
Spring 2021 Student Teaching Dates – January 16, 2021 through May 7, 2021.
|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
Complete this form by using the link above.
|Mid-Term Assessment: Knowledge, Skills and Dispositions Assessment Form
Submit the assessment to the university using the link above after reaching consensus at three way conference with teacher candidate and cooperating teacher.
First Student Teaching Classroom Observation Form by February 12, 2021
Second Student Teaching Classroom Observation Form by February 26, 2021
Third Student Teaching Classroom Observation Form by March 12, 2021
Fourth Student Teaching Classroom Observation Form by April 9, 2021
Fifth Student Teaching Classroom Observation Form by April 23, 2021
|1 at Mid-Semester by March 19, 2021
1 at End of Semester by April 30, 2021
|1 at Mid-Semester by March 12, 2021
Consensus assessment at mid-semester after three way conference with student teacher, cooperating teacher and mentor
First 3 observations during the first half of the semester and final 2 observations during the second half of the semester following the schedule above.
|For placements in first seven weeks: one close to Mid-Semester by March 19, 2021
For placements in second seven weeks: one close to End of Semester by April 30, 2021
|Consensus assessment at mid-semester after three way conference with student teacher, cooperating teacher and mentor only for first 7 week placement by March 12, 2021|
4 weeks Modified Student Teaching for Special Education
|None||1 – at midpoint and 1 – at the end of placement.||None|
Note: Additional observations may be required for adequate supervision
You can upload your contract at the below to initiate payment
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
University Supervisor Handbook, Training Video, and PowerPoint Presentations
- University Mentor Handbook
- Spring 2021 University Mentor and Cooperating Teacher PowerPoint Presentation
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