Office of Field Placement

School Site & Cooperating/Mentor Teacher Characteristics

School Sites

The school sites with which the College of Education partners for the field placements of its pre-service teachers exhibit the following characteristics:

  • have structures to identify and support diverse individual student needs
  • are led by principals who:

     - value the voices and leadership of teachers

     - model modern-day instructional leadership

     - collaborate with various stakeholders in efforts to realize the school community's vision for the school

     - seek opportunities to increase the school's effectiveness and impact as a result of the school's partnership with Temple's College of Education

  • promote respect
  • offer diversity

School district administrators and/or school principals who are interested in pursuing a partnership with Temple's College of Education for the placements of pre-service teachers should contact Dr. Juliet Curci, Director of School and Community Partnerships, to schedule an exploratory conversation.

 

Cooperating and Mentor Teachers

The cooperating and mentor teachers with whom the College of Education partners for the field placements of its pre-service teachers exhibit the following characteristics:

  • model relentless pursuit of educational equity
  • demonstrate teacher leadership
  • demonstrate practice that is instructionally sophisticated
  • manage a classroom environment that is inviting to and provides appropriate challenges for pre-service teachers
  • collaborate with Temple's College of Education to ensure pre-service teachers' success
  • promote respect
  • offer diversity
  • are willing mentors to pre-service teachers
  • have 3+ years' teaching experience (Cooperating Teachers)

Teachers who are interested in hosting Temple's pre-service teachers for their field placements should alert their school principals of their interest. They can also complete the Temple Teacher Network online registration form, alerting Temple of their interest in order to inform our communications with school principals and districts about placements.