Cooperating Teachers/College Supervisors

Information and Forms

This page is for cooperating teachers and college supervisors working with Gustavus Student Teachers. Thank you for all you do! Here are the forms you’ll need to fill out during your student teacher’s placement. As always if you have a question, please contact the Admissions and Placement Coordinator, Dr. Kim Meyer (kmeyer7@gustavus.edu), or the Education Department Chair, Dr. Dan Moos (dmoos@gustavus.edu). 

Required Documents from the Cooperating Teacher

At the end of the field placement, Cooperating Teachers will need to have completed all forms online, and provide a printed copy of the SEP to the college supervisor at the final student teaching conference. Most forms can be submitted online in the links provided below. The Department of Education automatically receives the online forms submitted so no need to reprint and turn in (unless you will need a hard copy to have a conversation with). The letter of recommendation cannot be submitted online but will need to be submitted to the Education Department. Please refer to the student teaching handbook for more detailed information 2018-19_Student_Teaching_Handbook
1. Assessment Standards of Effective Practice (SEP) is to be filled out online at the end of the placement. This assessment should be discussed with the student teacher. This form is available here: https://gustavus.edu/forms/mn-standards-assesment/.
2. Evaluation of the Student Teacher Program is to be filled out onlin at the end of the placement. the Department of Education at the end of the experience. Feedback and evaluations of our student teacher program help us to evaluate the program and make appropriate adjustments to better meet the needs of our cooperating teachers. This evaluation form can also be submitted online here: https://gustavus.edu/forms/coop-teacher-eval/. (Not required for J-term student teachers)
3. Teacher Preparation Program Evaluation
Feedback and evaluations of our student teacher program help us to evaluate the program and make appropriate adjustments to better meet the needs of our cooperating teachers. This evaluation form can be submitted online here: https://gustavus.edu/forms/teacher-prep-eval/. (Not required for J-term student teachers)
4. Cooperating Teacher Background Information is to be completed by the end of the placement but can be filled out at the beginning. It is used to provide the college with the cooperating teacher’s background, strengths and areas of expertise. This form can also be submitted online here: https://gustavus.edu/forms/coop-teacher-info/
5. Letter of Recommendation must be typed on school letterhead. This is how you get the letter on the letterhead:
Find out if your building has a letterhead template that you can type right into. If yes, go right ahead and print that letter of recommendation! If no, type it on a word doc and ask your office staff to give you the letterhead and print it out that way. Give your student teacher the paper copy and make a copy for yourself and scan it to email to Sara Sletten (sletten@gustavus.edu) in the Education office or to your student teacher's supervisor.
Please give the student teacher and the college supervisor a copy of the letter of recommendation by the final week of the placement. It will be placed in the student teacher’s job file and used in the job search process. We recommend that letters of recommendation be written on official school letterhead from the school where the student teacher has been placed. Suggestions for writing letters of recommendation can be found at http://teacher.scholastic.com/professional/futureteachers/recommendation.htm

Required Documents from the College Supervisor

Standards of Effective Practice (Online submission) 

Professionalism Assessment (Online submission) (If you have access to taskstream - fill it out there)

Diversity Awareness Assessment (Online submission) (If you have access to taskstream - fill it out there)

Student Teaching Observation Reports

Letter of Recommendation (See #5 in Cooperating Teacher Forms list for directions about letterhead)

Documents from Cooperating Teacher (obtained at the 3 way conference with Student Teacher, Cooperating Teacher, and Supervisor if CT hasn't completed the forms online - please see list above)

Supervisor Mileage Form(Fill out and turn into Education Department for reimbursement once or twice a semester)