Cooperating Teachers

Welcome Cooperating Teachers!

It is noble to teach oneself; it is still nobler to teach others. ~Mark Twain~


This website is designed for educational professionals who are interested in mentoring student teachers from UW-Stout or another institution of higher education. Our hope is that this website will serve as a valuable resource to our PK-12 partners, offering updates on School of Education student teaching criteria, policies and procedures.

Professional educators who wish to serve as cooperating teachers may choose from the two options UW-Stout offers in the training in the supervision of student teachers as required by Wisconsin's Department of Public Instruction.

The following options are offered by UW-Stout:
EDUC-727 Supervision of Student Teachers
Cooperating Teacher Module.

Department of Public Instruction

Cooperating Teacher Criteria

The Department of Public Instruction requires that cooperating teachers meet the following three criteria:

  1. Hold a Wisconsin license or its equivalent for the teaching assignment and have volunteered to serve as a cooperating teacher
  2. Have at least 3 years of teaching experience with at least one year of experience in the school system of current employment
  3. Have completed training in both the supervision of clinical students and in the applicable standards in subch. II PI 34.15.

    **If you have satisfied these three requirements, please submit this verification form to Tracy DeRusha. (See contact info below)

Chapter PI 34: Teacher Education Program Approval and Licenses


EDUC-727 Supervision of Student Teachers
Cooperating Teacher Module


Tracy DeRusha
Coordinator of Field Experiences
Phone: 715-232-2474
Fax: 715-232-1244


School-based Supervisors

Office of Field Experiences

Heritage Hall, Rm 267
Menomonie, WI 54751

Voice: (715)232-2479
Fax: (715)232-1244