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 

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

Mentor Teacher Handbook- Speech Language Pathology

Health and Physical Education Student Teacher Handbook

Humanities and Sciences Student Teacher Handbook

Music Education Student Teacher Handbook

Expectations for Cooperating Mentor Teacher for Junior Instrumental Student Teaching- Music Education 



Initial Three-Way Meeting Checklist (Humanities and Sciences)

Final Three-Way Meeting Checklist (Humanities and Sciences)

Student Teacher Observation Form


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


Payment Forms

NOTE: Only payment forms for the current academic year will be accepted. For fall placements this payment form should be submitted by January 1st and for the spring semester, this payment form must be submitted or postmarked by May 15th. Along with this form, please also submit a completed W-9 form. Forms received after June 1st will not be able to be processed.

You will need Adobe Reader XI to see all of the features of these .pdf forms.  You can download it for free at

Cooperating/Mentor Teacher Payment Form (.pdf)

Cooperating/Mentor Teacher Payment Form (.doc)

Form W-9


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 Emily Hess at


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