For cooperating teachers

Temporary Office Closure

In response to COVID-19, the School of Education Office and the Office of Field Experience staff will be working remotely beginning Friday, March 20, 2020 and will do so until further notice. For School of Education business, please contact Jill Kirkpatrick (785-8134) or Leah Davis ( For Office of Field Experience business, please contact Cheryl Russell (  Please contact Ashley Cree ( for licensure and certification questions. 

Thank you Cooperating Teachers!
Your effort on behalf of our Teacher Candidates is greatly appreciated.

2020 Cooperating Teacher Appreciation Mini-Grant Application

The School of Education is once again offering a mini-grant opportunity to our cooperating teachers in acknowledgement of their dedication and support for our teacher candidates. Please watch for the 2020 grant application. 

Information & Resources

Assessment Forms

  • Student Observation Form
    This is an optional use form.  At least one Observation Form is required,  but Cooperating Teachers may use their own formats rather than this form.
  • Standards in Practice (SIP) Rubric Guide for Field and Student Teaching Placements 
    This guide explains the purpose of the SIP and how use of the rubric differs when used to evaluate a Field I or II experience versus evaluation of a Student Teaching placement.
  • Standards in Practice (SIP) Rubric
    The SIP Rubric is used for evaluation of a teacher candidate during all phases of field experience:  Field I, Field II, and Student Teaching.  During a Student Teaching placement, the SIP Rubric is used for both the mid-term and final evaluation of the teacher candidate. 
Upcoming events

Upcoming events and important dates