Mentor/Cooperating Teacher Information

Thank you for mentoring our aspiring teachers!  Below you will find mentor teacher information from each of our teacher education programs, and links to forms you'll need to submit for payment.

If you have any questions, please contact us at teachered@ithaca.edu

ACTEC Mentor/Cooperating Teacher Policy

All mentor/cooperating teachers must be certified in the discipline and be tenured or hold national certification. Requests for exceptions to this policy must be made in writing to the program coordinator with a rationale. The committee also agrees that, while the requirements listed above are baseline requirements, we all look for teachers in both rural and urban schools who demonstrate a variety of successful teaching skills and strategies and have experience working with a variety of students and grade levels.

Handbooks and Guidance Documents

Mentor Teacher Handbook- Health Promotion and Physical Education 

Mentor Teacher Handbook- Humanities and Sciences

Cooperating Teacher Handbook- Music Education

Speech-Language Pathology Professional Experience in Ed Guidelines

Health Education Student Teacher Handbook

Physical Education Student Teacher Handbook

Humanities and Sciences Student Teacher Handbook

Music Education Student Teacher Handbook

Initial Three-Way Meeting Checklist (Humanities and Sciences)

Final Three-Way Meeting Checklist (Humanities and Sciences)

Student Teacher Observation Form

Danielson Observation Process for Ithaca College Supervisors (IC Faculty)

Student Teaching Assessments

Please note: All student teacher evaluations are submitted on-line.  You will receive an email with the customized link to submit your evaluation at least one week before the evaluation is due back to us. 



Childhood Education




Physical Education


Social Studies

Speech Language Pathology

World Language

Cooperating/Mentor teacher payments for 2020-2021

Thank you for mentoring one of our student teachers! An honorarium of $300 is offered for each placement. Please complete the payment form to be eligible for payment. For Fall 2020 semester placements please submit this form no later than January 10, 2021. For the Spring 2021 semester placements please submit this form no later than June 10, 2021. Honorarium payments are issued after the end of each semester. If you have any questions on payments please email teachered@ithaca.edu.

Full URL for payment form:


Note: We are no longer requiring a W9 be completed. If you are not yet in Ithaca College's payment system you will receive an email from Accounts Payable department to set up your account.

edTPA materials (secure site)

If you are a current student teaching mentor, you should have received a username and password to access the edTPA handbooks and materials.  If you need credentials resent, please contact us at teachered@ithaca.edu

InTASC Standards

In Fall 2016, Ithaca College transitioned to using the InTASC Standards to guide our program and assess our student teachers.  

InTASC Standard Summary

InTASC Standard Full Booklet with Rubric Progressions

Teacher Education Program Websites

Health Promotion and Physical Education

Humanities and Sciences

Music Education

Speech Language Pathology