Medaille professor Dr. Kotzin

Associate teachers are the experienced classroom teachers who dedicate themselves to mentoring the neophyte student teachers on a daily basis. Associate teachers incorporate a teaching-learning strategy that involves a student teacher’s focus on Planning, Instructing, and Evaluation (PIE). The associate teacher guides the student teacher through a variety of teaching opportunities: one-on-one, small group activities, and large group instruction. Concurrently, associate teachers integrate ideas on classroom management techniques, day-to-day operational tips and ideas such as working with parents, interacting with teachers and other school personnel, and ideas for better instruction.

Medaille College is proud of the commitment and dedication provided by our associate teachers.



All the forms needed for use or reference by the Associate Teacher are available on our forms page. These documents include the Associate Teacher Midway Performance Evaluation and the Associate Teacher Summary Performance Evaluation, both required documents.

Associate Teachers are also required to submit an Associate Teacher Stipend FormPDF in order to receive their stipend check for hosting a student teacher. This form is due by the end of the first week of student teaching.

Associate Teacher Handbook PDF

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