As part of your responsibilities as a cooperating teacher, you will need to complete one or both of two online trainings and complete the associated assessment depending on whether or not you are a cooperating teacher of a clinical intern or a pre-clinical intern.
A cooperating teacher of a pre-clinical intern during clinical experience or a clinical intern in Clinical Practice 2 needs to complete the Observation & Conference report (O&C) training and assessment.
A cooperating teacher of a clinical intern completing clinical practice needs to complete the Observation and Conference Report (O&C) training and assessment and the Clinical Competency Inventory (CCI) training and assessment.
The Clinical Placement Handbook is the best place to find forms, policies, and information. There is a section specifically for Cooperating Teachers.
- Checklist for Cooperating Teachers This is a general overview of the tasks that make up the pre-clinical intern and the clinical intern process. This checklist is designed to help you keep organized throughout the semester.
- Guide for Week-to-Week Activities for Clinical Practice
- Co-Teaching Model
Clinical Experience and Clinical Practice 1 candidates are evaluated using the Observation and Conference Report. Clinical Practice 2 candidates are evaluated by their clinical supervisors using both the Observation and Conference Report and the Clinical Competency Inventory (CCI). Clinical Practice 2 candidates are evaluated by their cooperating teachers using the Clinical Competency Inventory (CCI)
Every teacher candidate is required to submit a timesheet to the Office of Clinical Experiences. As the cooperating teacher, you are asked to sign off/verify these timesheets for our teacher candidates. The teacher candidate is responsible for handing in approved timesheets on time. Due dates for all timesheet submissions are posted on the Calendar.
Clinical Experience candidates submit a midterm and final timesheet. Clinical Practice 2 candidates submit a final timesheet. Cooperating Teachers are asked to verify and sign all timesheets please contact OCEAR if you not been asked to sign a midterm or final timesheet.
Clinical Placement Alert Form
We strive to develop the most knowledgeable and skilled teacher candidates possible. In some instances, when our teacher candidates are placed in your classroom setting, he/she may encounter significant areas of improvement that still need to be developed. You are encouraged to discuss any such area with the teacher candidate’s clinical supervisor. You should first provide feedback to the teacher candidate directly. Any area of significant concern or requiring immediate intervention the teacher candidate is not addressing or show improvement in should be submitted using the Clinical Placement Alert Form.
Teacher Performance Assessment
There are two forms to complete in order to receive payment of your honorarium for mentoring a clinical intern during their clinical practice. Details and appropriate links can be found at the Honorarium Requirements page.
Cooperating Teacher and Supervisor Evaluations of each other
As part of our Accreditation Requirement process, we developed evaluations for the cooperating teachers to provide feedback on clinical supervisors and for clinical supervisors to provide feedback on cooperating teachers. The data from these evaluations can be found at Data from cooperating teacher and supervisor evaluations of each other .