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Qualifications

Early Field Experiences

Cooperating teachers who supervise Morris elementary and secondary education candidates in early field experiences must have at least two years of teaching experience, hold a Tier 2 license or professional license aligned to the assignment, meet all other requirements in state statute, 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, have at least three years of teaching experience as a teacher of record in the licensure area, hold a professional license aligned to the assignment, and have the approval of their administrator.

Student Teaching and Practicum

Cooperating teachers who supervise Morris elementary and secondary teacher candidates in their student teaching experience must have at least three years of teaching experience as a teacher of record in the licensure area, holds a professional license aligned to the assignment, and have the approval of their administrator. A signed agreement between the district and the UMM Division of 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. Model effective instruction, including the use of state and/or discipline specific standards
  2. Model culturally responsive teaching
  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