Cooperating Teachers Handbooks
The following links provide PDF copies of the Cooperating Teacher Handbooks, which are used by Cooperating Teachers during our Teacher Assisting and Student Teaching field experience courses. If have questions about the material or need additional copies of forms, please contact the Teacher Education Office directly at (616) 331-6290.
- Elementary Teacher Assisting (EDI 330)
- Secondary Teacher Assisting (EDI 331)
- Special Education Teacher Assisting (EDS 332)
- Elementary and Secondary Student Teaching (EDI 430 and EDI 431)
- Special Education Student Teaching (EDS 471 and EDS 472)
- Graduate Teacher Certification (GTC)
If you are interested in becoming a Cooperating Teacher or have questions about teacher education, please let us know by calling the GVSU College of Education at (616) 331-6650.
Note on Midterm Evaluations
The midterm evaluation form is a Word document included in your Cooperating Teacher packet: you should have received this from your student or field coordinator, but the packet is also available in the PDF handbooks located above. The midterm evaluation is not on LiveText. The midterm evaluation narrative should be completed in written form, with a hard copy submitted to your teacher prep candidate or given to the field supervisor to bring to the office. Or the form can be mailed directly to: GVSU College of Education, 401 Fulton St. W, 388C Richard M. DeVos Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
LiveText is used for final assessments and folios. You will receive an email late in the semester to provide you with the link and information about completing LiveText final assessments.