Cooperating Teachers

Mentoring teacher candidates entering into the profession is a vital role in effective teacher preparation. Stritch appreciates the time, energy, and expertise that our cooperating teachers provide.

The Stritch teacher education programs contain two aspects of field experiences. All teacher candidates participate in field experiences in conjunction with their coursework. In addition, all teacher candidates take part in student teaching, the capstone clinical experience.

Field experiences vary in length from 25-50 hours. Cooperating teachers who work with field experience students can expect them to be in the school for a few hours a week. 

Student teaching experiences are a full time placement with the goal of the teacher candidates taking over all teaching responsibilities in the classroom under the guidance of their cooperating teachers. Placements are secured for either a full semester or one-quarter.


*All Pathway evaluations should be completed on LiveText. No paper evaluations will be accepted.

Wisconsin State Superintendent, Tony Evers, on edTPA and the importance of 
student teaching