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Co-Teaching Collaborative Schools (CTCS)

Definition of co-teaching:

In student teaching, co-teaching is an arrangement in which two or more professionals deliver substantive instruction to a diverse or blended group of students in a single classroom.  Two educators (teacher candidate and cooperating teacher) work together with groups of students; sharing the planning, organization, delivery and assessment of instruction, as well as the physical space.

At a Co-Teaching Collaborative School, 10-15 teacher candidates are actively engaged in their three semester clinical preparation experiences.  Semester 1, Thursdays and Fridays; Semester 2, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays; Semester 3, Monday-Friday: all of these for the entire UNM semester.  A UNM faculty member (embedded faculty) is on-site for a minimum of one full day each week: facilitating teacher candidate seminar, working with and supporting cooperating teachers, serving as supervisor and conducting observations of teacher candidates.

Read more about the benefits of co-teaching.

For more information please contact: Dr. Cheryl Torrez; catorrez@unm.edu, (505) 277-1169