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Requirements for serving as a Cooperating Practitioner for educator preparation candidates during field experience:

  1. Hold certification in the area in which the candidate will be teaching.
  2. Have at least three years of teaching experience in the area the candidate will be teaching.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to properly mentor candidates.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to model high quality learning facilitation, as demonstrated by student learning.
  5. Be recommended by peers, administrators, and/or faculty and staff and approved by their principals to fulfill this role.