Cooperating Teacher Resource Guide
The Cooperating Teacher Resource Guide (CTRG) is for educational professionals who are mentoring teacher candidates. This guide will serve as orientation and training for a cooperating teacher. The CTRG is a guideline for the cooperating teacher’s expectations of a teacher candidate, as well as a guide for how to assess them.
This guide may also serve as a resource for experienced cooperating teachers who may need an update or review on Tift College of Education’s preparation procedures, policies, and criteria.
The selection of supervising teachers (cooperating teachers) will adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Tift College of Education and the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. Supervising teachers will:
- Be professionally certified in the field of certification sought by the teacher candidate
- Have a minimum of three years of experience in a teaching, service, or leadership role
- Have demonstrated (through formal evaluations) successful performance in the field of certification sought by the teacher candidate