What legal requirements must cooperating teachers meet?

PI 34.15(6) Wis. Admin. Code, Cooperating Teachers, requires that local school districts shall ensure cooperating teachers utilized in their clinical programs meet all of the following requirements:

  • Hold a regular Wisconsin License (or teaching license in the state where the placement is being completed) and have volunteered for assignment as a cooperating teacher.
  • 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 training in both the supervision of clinical students and in the applicable standards.

School personnel should contact local campuses for information about supervisory courses or workshops that may be offered.

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