Cooperating Teachers

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 complete all forms and give a copy to the college supervisor. Most forms can be submitted online in the links provided below. The letter of recommendation cannot be submitted online.

1. Assessment Standards of Effective Practice (SEP) is to be filled out at the end of the placement. This assessment may be typed or handwritten. This assessment should be discussed with the student teacher. Please give a copy of this assessment to the college supervisor. It will be placed in the education department files. It is not shared with prospective employers. This form can also be submitted online on the Gustavus Department of Education website at https://gustavus.edu/forms/mn-standards-assesment/.
2. Evaluation of the Student Teacher Program is to be filled out and given to the Gustavus 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 on the Gustavus Department of Education website at 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 on the Gustavus Department of Education website at 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. 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 on the Gustavus Department of Education website at https://gustavus.edu/forms/coop-teacher-info/. Please print a copy of your assessment to the college supervisor
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) 

 Diversity Awareness Assessment (Online submission) 

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.)