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For questions or concerns contact:




David Trewhitt

Director of Field Experiences

(816) 423-4748 or (816) 204-5719


Garnet Coulthard

Co-Director of Field Experiences


(641) 784-5391 or (800) 859-1215              


Kathy McElroy

Information Systems Coordinator

Co-Director of Accreditation and Assessment


(641) 784-5088

Review Instructions and Processes

Prior to the placement you should familiarize yourself with student teaching requirements, processes, and evaluation forms.  

  1. It is essential that you read the Supervisor Overview document to fully understand your responsibilities as a university supervisor.

  2. Contact your student teacher(s) to determine the start date and when you will visit the classroom during the first week.

  3. Save a copy of the Supervisor Checklist to aid in your communication with the teacher and student teacher. You should complete all checklist items by the end of your second visit to the classroom.  Ask the teacher and student to initial the form after you have discussed each item. Return the form to the Field Office along with your other paperwork at the end of the placement.

  4. On an iPad or Apple device you can download a copy of the new 16/17 Program Handbook for Teacher Education in the iBooks app.  If you don't have an iPad or Apple device, you may download the PDF version of the handbook HERE.  Links will still work in the pdf version but video tutorials will not.  This handbook combines last year's Teacher Education Handbook and Field Experience Handbook.  Student teaching requirements and expectations are outlined in Chapter 3: Student Teaching/Licensure.


Assessing the Student Teacher

You will perform two different types of assessments on your student teachers.

  • InTASC (State Standards)
  • Dispositions (Professional Behaviors)

These evaluations will be completed regularly throughout the experience as outlined below and on your evaluation documents. These evaluations are based on your observations and interactions with your student teacher.  Examples of what you will be assessing are : lesson planning and preparation, lesson delivery, differentiating instruction, use of technology, pre-post assessments and professional behavior.

Summative - Final Evaluation

The final column of each evaluation is considered your "summative" evaluation. For this evaluation, you should consider ALL observations and interactions with the student teacher throughout the entire placement. This final summative evaluation will be recorded by you in Chalk and Wire at the end of the placement. More details are provided below under the Third Step heading.

In order to receive a passing grade, the final (summative) evaluation ratings for each standard must be at the Developing, Basic, or Proficient level. Not more than two standards can be Developing. A student teacher may NOT receive an unsatisfactory rating and still pass student teaching. If there was no opportunity to observe a criterion, choose Not Observed.

Reliability - First Observation

On the first observation , ask the cooperating teacher to complete the Cooperating Teacher InTASC Evaluation at the same time you complete yours. Discuss your respective interpretation of the rubric language as you compare your evaluations with each other, but don't change your original assessment.

Refer to the evaluation schedule below that supervisors should follow when completing evaluations.


Direct Link to Evaluation Forms

Evaluations forms are provided for you below.  Click the links to save the evaluation forms to your computer. Each evaluation form (InTASC & Subject Area) includes a column for each observation, therefore only one copy of each form is necessary.  

You may open the forms with Microsoft Word to complete electronically or print to complete by hand. If you are unable to download or open the Word documents, contact the Field Office ( and the form(s) will be sent to you as a .pdf.

You will collect the cooperating teacher's forms (electronically or on paper) at the end of the placement.  After you've recorded the manual assessments in Chalk and Wire, you will return all forms (cooperating teacher and supervisor) to the Field Office.

Scroll down to your placement/subject area to access your forms.

All Student Teaching Placements

Setting Up Manual Assessments in Chalk and Wire

Kathy McElroy will provide a training opportunity at the beginning of the semester to help you set up your manual assessments.  You may also review the step-by-step instructions and video tutorial.

Return Evaluation Forms

Collect the cooperating teacher evaluation forms at the end of the placement.  Electronic forms may be sent to you as email attachments, and paper forms may be collected during your final visit.  Return all paperwork (from both you and the cooperating teacher) to the Field Office. 

Electronic forms may be sent as email attachments to . 

Paper forms may be mailed to the address below or given to Garnet Coulthard (Lamoni office) or Bethany Jordan (Independence office). 

Graceland University
School of Education Field Office
1 University Place
Lamoni, IA   50140 


Recording the Summative Assessment (University Supervisors)

Your last observation is intended to be a summative evaluation of your student teacher.  You should take into account the student teacher's performance and abilities throughout their time in the classroom. You will record the summative ratings in Chalk and Wire from your own forms as well as the cooperating teacher's.  

You are encouraged to create the "manual assignments" early in the semester to help you be prepared for recording the ratings at the end of the placement.  Both step-by-step instructions and a video tutorial are provided below.  Kathy McElroy will also offer a supervisor training at the beginning of the semester.

Exit Interview (University Supervisors)

The university supervisor for the final placement should arrange to meet with the student teacher face-to-face after he/she has completed student teaching requirements. This is your opportunity to discuss the student teaching experience with each other and review evaluations, along with the grade you are giving them for the course. You have the ability to see all evaluations, including the student teacher's self-evaluations, by creating an Advisor Group in Chalk and Wire. Refer to the Video Tutorial on how to create an Advisor Group.

The Exit Interview Checklist form will help you determine that all requirements have been met.  This is also where you will communicate your final grade for the course and if you recommend this student for licensure. Please sign this form and return to the Field Office with your evaluation forms.

Evaluation of Cooperating Teacher and School

For each student teacher and placement, please complete the Evaluation of Cooperating Teacher and School.  Your evaluation is important to help the Field Office determine whether or not this teacher and/or school should be used again for future placements.  Please return this form to the Field Office with your evaluation forms.

Alumni Contact Information

Ask the student teacher to complete the Alumni Contact Information form.  Having this information is vital to help us keep track of alumni employment and contact information.  Please return this form to the Field Office with your evaluation forms.

How to Use Electronic Forms

How to Create an Advisor Group

How to Assess Student Work

Creating and Recording Manual Assessments in Chalk and Wire