If you would like to become a cooperating teacher, there are two choices to choose from. You can be a cooperating teacher for:
1) Field Placement Student - This is usually for 40 hours or less and can be over a semester or a condensed 2-week period. The teacher must have one-year experience as a teacher. No supervision course is required.
2) Student Teacher -
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Student Teacher Procedures
A prospective student teacher is first given a background check, then interviewed at the District level by a district administrator, the principal and the cooperating teacher. If they feel this candidate is a good fit, the placement process continues.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR BECOMING A COOPERATING TEACHER FOR A STUDENT TEACHER?
PI 34.15(6) Wis. Admin. Code, Cooperating Teachers, requires that local school districts shall ensure cooperating teachers utilized in their clinical programs meet all of the following requirements:
a. Hold a regular Wisconsin License and have
volunteered for assignment as a cooperating
b. Have at least three years of teaching
experience with at least one year of teaching
experience in the school system of current
c. Have completed training in both the
supervision of clinical students and in the
WHAT TRAINING SATISFIES THE DPI REQUIREMENT?
The training could involve one of the courses/workshops listed below or a supervisory component through a Master's program, leadership program, reading licensure, etc