Co-Teaching in Student Teaching

While co-teaching is not a new phenomenon, its application in the student teaching experience is a new area of study. Co-teaching in student teaching enables two professionally-prepared adults to collaborate in the classroom, actively engaging students for extended periods of time. The co-teaching model of student teaching allows students increased opportunities to get help when and how they need it. It affords teachers opportunities to incorporate co-teaching strategies, grouping and educating students in ways that are not possible with just one teacher. The co-teaching in student teaching model may be implemented with any content at any grade level.

Co-teaching in student teaching provides a comprehensive and rigorous experience for teacher candidates, allows cooperating teachers the ability to remain actively involved, and enhances the quality of learning for P12 students. The co-teaching partnership enables cooperating teachers to provide consistent mentoring, giving teacher candidates the time and support necessary to gain skills and confidence required to teach successfully.

 

For more information, please visit the Academy of Co-teaching Website: www.stcloudstate.edu/soe/coteaching

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