Cooperating Teachers and University Facilitators
The culminating experience for UTeach students is the Apprentice Teaching semester. For this very important, final field experience, UTeach relies on experienced, patient, and flexible educators. These in-service teachers provide thoughtful, detailed feedback on each individual student so that our pre-service teachers have the opportunity to continue to grow as educators. Expert teachers, conscious of their own best practices, work closely with our students as they are on the cusp of becoming professionals themselves. The guidance and thoughtful support provided by these accomplished educators are significant contributions to the UTeach program.
University Facilitators observe students for specific, focused proficiencies in the classroom. They also offer pre-service teachers guidance on lesson plan development, classroom management, and more.
Local educators interested in learning more about the role of Cooperating Teachers and University Facilitators should feel free to contact UTeach Apprentice Teaching coordinator, Pamela Garrison Elias.