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Cooperating Teachers

Here at APS our cooperative teachers play a vital role and are a key component in the professional development and success of student teachers. Each semester, our APS educators volunteer to host student teachers in their classrooms. Cooperative teachers build mentoring relationships and provide assistance in classroom management, pedagogy, content delivery and teaching strategies.

Cooperating teachers should:

  • Possess in-depth knowledge of the subjects being taught, teaching methods and strategies and be considered an effective teacher.
  • Have three or more years experience in APS and hold a level 2 licensure. In the case of a most effective teacher or in special cases and projects, this requirement may be waived.
  • Indicate an interest in working with and helping university students.
  • Possess supervisory ability. Formal course work in supervision is desirable but not required.
  • Cooperating teachers should be approved by the school principal.

 If you meet the criteria and are interested in serving as a Cooperating Teacher, please notify your school Principal and e-mail the district recruiter to inquire about opportunities.


Contact APS Human Resources Recruiter at or by phone at (505) 889-4831