CPS Cooperating Teacher

The Talent Office and the Office of Teaching and Learning have partnered to create a robust student teaching experience for pre-service teachers. Our departments are excited to engage veteran teachers who are passionate about shaping the next generation of CPS teachers. Throughout the program, a Cooperating Teacher will work with a student-teacher guiding them in identifying and developing their individual areas of strength and teaching style. The cycle of mentoring includes modeling best teaching practices, reviewing and providing feedback on daily and long-range plans, and providing written observations of the student teacher’s endeavors. Cooperating Teachers will support the student-teacher with implementing effective procedures and classroom management. Additionally, the Cooperating Teacher will be responsible for helping the student-teacher learn the building procedures and build relationships with the students and staff. Cooperating Teachers qualify for tuition waivers at partnering universities; this varies by institution.

EligibilityLicensed and qualified to teach in the content-area, 3 years of teaching experience, received a proficient or above performance rating in most recent REACH evaluation.
ORGANIZATIONChicago Public Schools
DURATION8 weeks to one school year
TIME COMMITMENTMinimum 8 consecutive weeks – varies by university


STIPEND$500 per placement (if participant completes requisite training)