Suspension of All Teacher Education Program Student Field Experiences for the Spring 2020 Semester

ALL student field experiences in PK-12 school settings have been suspended for students in the University of Iowa’s Teacher Education Program for the Spring 2020 semester. This includes the in-school hours for students enrolled in coursework that typically includes a measure of in-school placements as well as for student teachers. Fortunately, all of these in-school placements occur in association with a course – including student teaching, and those courses will continue with online-delivery of content adapted to current realities being faced in PK-20 education at present.

During a successful field experience there are three contributors to the field experience "Triad," these include the field experience student, the cooperating teacher or mentor teacher, and the university supervisor. From our perspective, the supervisor is an important contributor serving as the university's point-person and liaison between the teacher education program, the school, and the student. The conscientious supervisor assumes many responsibilities including, facilitator, observer, critic, counselor, and all around "trouble-shooter."

The resources provided on this page are designed to support field experience supervisory personnel. Please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Student Field Experiences for additional information or to offer suggestions or requests for additional resources that might be included on this page. 

Mentoring & Evaluation Resources

Letters of Recommendation

Payment & Reimbursement

Questions about travel can be directed to Melissa Gilliam ( or Mary Heath (