Cooperating Teacher Benefits

Cooperating Teacher Payments

The following schedule is currently used to determine payments to school personnel or school systems, depending on terms of participation and established policy.  (Secondary Education has an alternate payment plan.  Contact Joey Lubasi with Secondary Education at 263-3404  or joanderson@education.wisc.edu for more information)

  • Full-time, full semester student teaching assignments (payments for less than full-time assignments will be prorated accordingly) $70.00
  • Pre-student teaching practica assignments $25.00
  • Split Academic Assignments
  • Major subject area $45.00
  • Minor subject area $30.00

Guidance Counselor Assignments

  • Half-days, full school year $50.00
  • Full-days, full school year $75.00

Checks will be issued in January for fall semester placements; June for the spring semester placements. Social security benefits associated with the payments are paid by the University. No payment will be made for persons identified as exempt or for on-campus or agency placements. Payments are ​mailed to the address listed on the cooperating teacher's W9 or to an established fund as requested by the school district. Questions or concerns regarding cooperating personnel payments should be referred to School of Education Field Experience.

Faculty/Staff Identification Cards

All cooperating personnel who receive payments and all school principals who supervise these cooperating personnel may receive a university faculty/staff identification card. The card provides university facility use privileges on a limited basis, including access to UW recreation facilities, libraries, and unions. Athletic facility fees are charged at all sites. Contact each facility directly for detailed information on access and use.

Staff ID card authorizations are in effect for one year past the paid semester (three semesters).

Complete the online Faculty/Staff Photo ID card application and follow the directions on the form. Individuals with a valid ID card need do nothing. Questions about ID authorization should be referred to School of Education Field Experience.

Email Access

The faculty/staff ID card permits cooperating personnel to establish an email account at the University. After you have picked up your ID card you may activate your Net ID online.

Partners in Education Banquet

As a special thank you to the many PK-12 school professionals who open their classrooms to provide field experiences for UW-Madison student teachers and practicum students, the UW-Madison School of Education will once again present the Partners in Education Banquet & Recognition Program.

The event will include complimentary dinner service to all cooperating personnel, followed by a formal program hosted by Associate Dean Jeff Hamm and Field Experience Coordinator, Nancy Kuehn. During the program, the School of Education will also present its Rockwell Awards for Cooperating Personnel, recognizing excellent teachers who have chosen to pass on their expertise by providing professional experiences for UW-Madison student teachers.