REQUEST FORMS

School & Community Experiences manages placements for Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary English, math, science and social studies candidates. To request a student observer or student teacher in one of the listed programs, please follow the link below. This will begin a two step process. 

Step 1: Complete personal information requested through the link below.

Step 2: Watch your email for a personalized link, where you will complete your application and request student observers and/or student teachers.

Cooperating Teacher Request Form{AY 16-17}

When completing your application during Step 2, you will be asked for your application type. This is what grade level you are teaching (Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School or High School). Your placement options will populate based on that selection.

If you have questions during this process, please email us at schoolcommunityexp@education.illinois.edu or call our office at (217) 333-2561.

Trying to decide if hosting a student teacher or observer is right for you?  Consider the following:
  • You have the option to co-teach with your student – even as needed during takeover – in order to stay connected to your students.
  • You have the option to connect with a colleague in the same content area to share a student placement in order to stay connected to your students.
  • You will create evidence for Domain 4 in Danielson Evaluations, specifically in the area of developing a professional community and growing and developing professionally (4d and 4e) by mentoring new teachers. 
  • You can earn a Tuition and Fee Waiver good for one semester, which must be used within the four semesters (including summer term) following the semester you mentored.
  • You will offer significant, lifetime impact on a student through your mentorship.
  • Due to new state guidelines, we can no longer offer CPDUs for hosting students.