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 at g-placementcoordinator@gustavus.edu, or the Education Department Chair, Amy Vizenor (avizenor@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 2022-23_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-assessment/.
  2. Evaluation of the Student Teacher Program is to be filled out online 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. 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/.
  4. Letter of Recommendation must be typed on school letterhead, your office can help youw ith this. Please send or  email to Vicki Fischer, vfischer@gustavus.edu in the Education office. It will be placed in the student teacher’s job file and used in the job search process. Suggestions for writing letters of recommendation can be found at https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/how-write-stellar-letter-recommendation/
  5. W9 form, which are needed to be on file in our Finance Office so that we can process your stipend, can be found here. Just the first page is needed, dated and signed.

Required Documents from the College Supervisor


Professionalism Assessment (Online submission) (If you have access to Taskstream - fill it out there) - at the end of the student teaching semester (not for J-term student teachers)

Diversity Awareness Assessment (Online submission) (If you have access to Taskstream - fill it out there) - at the end of the student teaching semester (not for J-term student teachers)

Student Teaching Observation Reports - Duplicate forms can be found in the Education Department Office or College Supervisors may type their own form of observation notes. 

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)

Edu_2022_Mileage_Log (Complete the form and turn into Education Department for mileage reimbursement)