Cooperating Teacher Qualifications for Student Teaching Placement

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction requires that cooperating teachers working with student teachers

  • hold a Wisconsin license and have volunteered for assignment as a cooperating teacher or practicum supervisor.
  • have at least 3 years of teaching experience with at least one year of teaching experience in the school or school system of current employment or have at least 3 years of pupil service or administrator experience with one year in the school or school system of current employment.
  • have completed training in both the supervision of clinical students and in the applicable teacher education standards.  Please contact the Nancy Kuehn, Field Experience Coordinator, Education Academic Services at 262-3773  or nkuehn@wisc.edu for more information.