Cooperating Teachers


Cooperating teachers play a significant role as the pre-service teacher’s model and mentor sharing their expertise and educational experience. They are a vital part of our student teaching program assisting us in developing motivated future teachers.

Cooperating teachers provide encouragement, advice and example. They engage pre-service teachers in ongoing conversations about teaching and learning, encourage pre-service students to ask questions and gain independence, provide regular feedback, assist with the development of teaching skills, monitor and assess the pre-service teacher’s growth, and explore perspectives that might be new to them.

Cooperating Teacher Forms and Resources


Office of Field Experiences, College of Education

W249 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3443
(716) 673-3224 fax