Qualifications

Early Field Experiences

Cooperating teachers who supervise Morris elementary and secondary education candidates in early field experiences must have at least one year of experience, be licensed in the area of instruction, and have the approval of their administrator.

Advanced Field Experiences

Cooperating teachers who supervise Morris elementary and secondary teacher candidates in most advanced field experiences (including ElEd 4111 and SeEd 4103) must be tenured, have three or more years of teaching experience, be licensed in the area of instruction, and have the approval of their administrator.

Student Teaching

Cooperating teachers who supervise Morris elementary and secondary teacher candidates in their student teaching experience must be tenured, have three or more years of teaching experience, be licensed in the area of instruction, and have the approval of their administrator. A signed agreement between the district and Education must be on file in the Division of Education Office.

For all placements, administrators must base approval for cooperating teachers on the following criteria. Candidates for cooperating teachers must:

  1. Show high levels of instructional competence based on their positive impact on student learning for all students
  2. Manage classrooms effectively
  3. Demonstrate collaborative skills when working with parents, teachers, staff, and administrators
  4. Show potential for successful mentorship based on interest, skill set, and/or previous experience