The foundation of a successful professional relationship between a cooperating teacher (CT or CI) and a student teacher (ST) begins with sharing expectations for how each partner will perform their individual roles. By following the steps below, you can open this conversation. Use this form as a place to record each participant’s agreed-upon expectations. Consider this activity a way to refine your job descriptions.
|Cooperating Teacher (CT) Expectations:||Student Teacher (ST) Expectations:|
|We agree that the key roles of a CT are:||We agree that the key roles of an ST are:|
|CT: I expect to fulfill my roles by doing the following||ST: I expect to fulfill my roles by doing the following:|
|ST: Types of support that might be helpful to me|
“Definitely she wanted me to find my own groove in terms of how I like to run things, while still maintaining her order in the classroom." - Veronica Rabadan, Student Teacher