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.


The cooperating or mentor teacher has a tremendous influence on the field experience student placed in their classroom.  This influence includes curriculum and instructional strategies, classroom management strategies, classroom atmosphere, and perhaps most important the professional dispositions that will guide the future teacher's decision-making. Hopefully, the relationship between the cooperating teacher and field experience student will be a mutually rewarding experience.

The resources provided on this page are designed to support the cooperating teacher and to provide easy access to supervisory materials.  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

Mentoring Support

Letters of Recommendation

Student Teaching