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As a teacher, you provide a valuable service by accepting a student teacher in your classroom! We are grateful for the many teachers who are willing to devote the time and effort needed to encourage and mentor our teacher education students as they prepare for the teaching profession.
Please explore the expandable content below for access to the necessary forms for assessing the student teacher’s progress and receiving compensation for your effort, general information on procedures, and answers to frequently asked questions.
The Student Teaching Handbook provides more explanation regarding responsibilities and expectations. The University Supervisor assigned to the placement is also able to answer questions you might have.
At the start of the placement process the Office of Clinical Experiences and Partnerships will send a Principal Request Letter to the appropriate district office official or school principal. Please refer to the District Procedures if you would like more information about your district’s placement procedure.
Once the student teaching placement has been confirmed, our office will send you the official Principal Confirmation Letter and your student teacher will reach out to schedule a time for you to attend the Pairs Workshop together.
Thank you for working with our MSU Denver Student Teachers and Residents!
Please submit the forms linked below to our secure online upload portal: https://secureshare.msudenver.edu/filedrop/mentorservicepayment
You will need to electronically sign the W-9 Form prior to submission. Please note checks are processed and mailed by a separate office at the end of the semester. You may receive the Recertification Credit renewal form from OCEP before the Mentor Service Payment.
|Student Teacher Mentor Supervision Verification Form (Fillable)||This form (for Student Teaching) is to be submitted to receive Recertification Credit for Colorado Department of Education regarding license renewal: email to [email protected]|
|Resident Mentor Supervision Verification Form (Fillable)||This form (For Residency) is to be submitted to receive Recertification Credit for Colorado Department of Education regarding license renewal: email to [email protected]|
|W9 (Fillable)||This is to be submitted with the Mentor Service Payment form (unless you have previously completed this form for Mentor Teaching an MSU Denver student): email to [email protected]|
|W-9 Instructions||This is for reference when filling out the W-9; please do not submit with your other forms.|
You can receive both; our office processes the forms at the end of the semester of service.
The mentor service payment documents must be sent to another university office so they take longer to process. You should expect to receive your renewal credit before you receive your mentor service payment.
The renewal credit you receive does not display on a transcript. You simply submit the verification form you receive from this office to the Colorado Department of Education when it is time to renew your licensure. Please do not return the form to OCEP/MSU Denver.
Please contact this office with the correct information; examples of misinformation may include the spelling of a name or an incorrect grade level. Sometimes a second Mentor Teacher may be added or removed, or there may be a change in coop teacher. We appreciate your letting us know so we can correct our records.
We plan to communicate with Mentor Teachers through email, but we may need to contact you via phone or mail items to you outside of the school year.
We ask that you begin with contacting the university supervisor; however, you are always welcome to contact our office and discuss your concerns with our Director. It is our hope that early action may lead to a successful resolution of difficulties.
Yes. Although we try to communicate by email, certain items such as mentor service payments and supervision verification forms may be mailed. Sometimes the address submitted on the confirmation or these forms at the beginning of the semester needs to be adjusted due to a move. A quick call or email to our office means a smoother processing of your compensation.