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What do you wish you would have known or taken into consideration when selecting a Cooperating Center?

Question asked by Daniel Foster on Feb 10, 2012
Latest reply on Mar 30, 2012 by Mark Anderson

Hello all,


We are rapidly approaching February 24th when we will have our first informational seminar with our 2013 student teaching class.


One of the business items of the meeting will be providing the list of eligible cooperating centers and the application for them to complete to student teach. They will need to select from a list of more than 60 schools their top three choices as a cooperating center. Research and wisdom of practice tells us that the student teaching expeirence is the single largest detrmining factor to whether  candidate joins the profession or not.


What do you wish you had known when you made that decision?


What words of wisdom would you share in selecting appropriate sites?


What factors should be considered?


Thank you for sharing your experience with our upcoming candidates!