For the health and safety of the Grand Valley community, remote academic instruction will continue through April 25. The Admissions office is available to answer calls Mon.-Fri. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 616-331-2025 or 1-800-748-0246 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional instructions and updates at www.gvsu.edu/coronavirus
Cooperating Teachers Handbooks
The links on this page 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 Teaching and Learning Department directly at (616) 331-6290.
Want to become a Cooperating Teacher?
If you are interested in becoming a Cooperating Teacher or have questions about teacher education, contact GVSU College of Education.
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, 419C 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.