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Garfield Avenue project affects travel on lower campus.

The project is expected to be completed in fall 2018, and the footbridge will be closed from late May to late August in both 2017 and 2018.

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We value your collaboration

We truly value our strong community partnerships with nationally renowned school districts. The goal is to make our relationships mutually beneficial — a seamless and valuable collaboration between teacher candidates and cooperating teachers to deliver positive and impactful experiences in the classroom.

Along with academic preparation, field placements foster hands-on experiences in many classroom settings. Several student teaching opportunities include urban partnerships with Milwaukee, Texas and even abroad. These high-quality experiences offer valuable and rich teaching environments for those seeking a diverse perspective.

Info for student teachers

The Blugold Insider button to at the top of this section is your best resource for everything you might need as a student teacher. If the teachers you work with in your school need forms and information, that’s just below.

Student Teaching FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the student teaching program at the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire.


Why Partner with the Teacher Education Program

Being a Cooperating Teacher with UW - Eau Claire Teacher Education Program has its benefits.  Click here to learn more.

Explore Benefits

We are always excited to get students from UWEC as we know they are prepared to lead. Students in Falls Creek have definitely benefited from the partnership.

Dr. Joe Sanfelippo | Superintendent, Fall Creek School District

Info and forms for cooperating teachers and principals

If you’re interested in becoming a cooperating teacher, use the downloads below to learn the requirements and process for joining the team! Each section contains a short explanation and a link to download the file.



Cooperating teacher field experience online module

Completing this free online module is one way to apply to be a cooperating teacher who hosts UWEC education students in your classroom.

Co-Teaching Module

Cooperating teacher ES 743 course offerings

If you prefer to take a free course for three credits to prepare you to be a cooperating teacher, you can find the information about upcoming course offerings here.

Cooperating teacher ES 743 course offerings

Cooperating teacher host form
If you do not have a host survey form on file or your HR department's approval for the upcoming semester, please click here to indicate your preferences with hosting.

Professional Development Grant Application

If you are currently hosting a student for one of our pre-professional or professional placements, you are eligible for professional development grant opportunities.  Click here for further information.

Evaluation forms for cooperating teachers and principals

Ready to evaluate a student teacher? You’ve come to the right place – all the forms you might need are located below.

MCEA/EAA/ECA Evaluation Forms

Quarter 1 and 3 Evaluation Form

Quarter 2 and 4 Evaluation Form

Special Education Evaluation Forms

Mid-Quarter Evaluation Form

End-of-Quarter Evaluation Form

Unified Early Childhood Forms

Goal Setting Form

Final Evaluation

Field experience handbook

This handbook is for everyone! If you are involved in some way in school-based experiences with UWEC student teachers, this handbook contains important information for you.

Field Experience Handbook

edTPA for Administrators & Cooperating Teachers

edTPA is required for all student teachers, please click the following link for resources to learn more.

Guidance for Administrators and Leaders

Guidance to CT's

Awards and recognition

We collaborate with the Wisconsin Association of Colleges for Teacher Education to recognize excellent teachers who are sharing their expertise by providing professional experiences for UWEC student teachers. The Field Advisory Council reviews nominations and selects several recipients to be recognized at a spring banquet and ceremony. The following link is a handy online survey for you to nominate a teacher for an award.

Awards and recognition nomination form

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