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Cooperating Teachers 

The cooperating teacher is an integral part of UW Oshkosh's Professional Education Program and strategic to the development of each student in the program. The role entails gradually introducing the college student into the lead teacher role for a particular class or subject in areas such as classroom management, instruction and assessment as well as to the “bigger picture” of being a teacher.

Cooperating teachers working with student teachers from UW Oshkosh must meet the following Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction code requirements 34.15(6):

  • hold a regular Wisconsin license or its equivalent for the teaching assignment
  • have at least three years of teaching experience with at least one year of teaching experience in the school system of current employment
  • have completed a course or seminar in supervision of student teachers. Please proceed to the Training Options link for the course information.
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