Resources for Cooperating Teachers

Cooperating Teachers (CTs) are highly-qualified educators who welcome teacher education candidates into their classrooms to provide opportunities for observation, planning, and co-teaching. A CT's mentorship is essential to the success of the field experience.

Getting Started Video

  • View the Internship Materials page for your program

  • Common Core Standards

  • If you have any any questions related to stipend or clock hours, please email the Office of Field Experience at ofe@wwu.edu.

  • If you have any questions or concerns regarding your student teachers, please contact your UIC.

  • Mentoring Student Teachers Module: CTs may choose to take this online self-paced Canvas course. CTs who complete the course will earn 23 continuing education clock hours. Please email ofe@wwu.edu for more information.

Clock Hours

All CTs earn supervisory clock hours under OSPI guidelines and WAC 181-85-033(3). CTs earn 10 continuing education clock hours per term for hosting a candidate and may earn no more than 30 during a calendar year. Under state law, 10 continuing education clock hours equals 1 higher education credit. The Office of Field Experience will send clock hour forms to your e-mail address. Please sign and submit your completed form to your district HR office at the end of the internship.

CTs can also earn clock hours by completing the online Mentoring Student Teachers course on Canvas. Email ofe@wwu.edu for details.

Stipends

CTs receive stipends for hosting WWU interns. In order to receive payment, CTs must complete an A19 and a W9 form, and submit them to OFE. Stipends are paid at the end of the internship.

Instructions for A19 and W9 Forms

OFE will send forms to your school e-mail address

A19 form
  • In the Vendor or Claimant box: legal name and home mailing address.

  • Sign on the line next to "BY," below the description of the Vendor's Certificate.

W9 form
  • Legal name and home mailing address.

  • Social Security Number.

  • Sign at the bottom of the form.

Thank you for your interest in hosting a student teacher from Western Washington University.

You may request a student by contacting ofe@wwu.edu. Please be sure to include your school, grade, and/or subject taught.