Cooperating Teacher Training

Published: 1/14/2021 2:14 PM

Prior to student teacher placement, a cooperating teacher/university supervisors shall receive training approved by the Education Professional Standards Board and provided at no cost to the cooperating teacher/university supervisor by the educator preparation institution which shall include the following components: 

  • basic responsibilities of the cooperating teacher

  • best practices in supporting the student teacher

  • effective assessment of the student teacher

PART A: Basic responsibilities of a cooperating teacher/university supervisor (16 KAR 5:040, Section 1(3)(a) and Section 4(4)(a))

16 KAR 5:040, requires cooperating teachers and university supervisors to complete a training on the basic responsibilities of a cooperating teacher/university supervisor. Part A of this training is provided by the Kentucky Department of Education’s Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness (OELE) through an online assessment. Beginning July 1, 2019 Cooperating Teacher Part A training will be offered through iDrive Digital and will no longer be available on Edmodo. Each cooperating teacher and university supervisor is required to complete the assessment with a score of 15/15 before supervising a student teacher. Please refer to the directions below for making an iDrive Digital account and accessing the P-12 Co-Teaching Training. For questions or assistance, please email or

Please note: If you already have passed the Part A training in Edmodo you do not need to retake the assessment in iDrive Digital.

iDrive Digital

Additional resources:

PART B: Best practice in supporting a student teacher (16 KAR 5:040, Section 1(3)(b) and Section 4(4)(b))

Part B will be provided by an educator preparation provider (EPP).  Each teacher must complete an approved co-teaching training.  Most EPPs offer Part B through an online training. The EPP will provide the link to complete the training before the student teacher is placed in the classroom.

For EPPs offering face-to-face trainings: 

  • Click the following link to access the required sign-in sheet for recording Part B attendance for University Supervisors

  • Click the following link to access the required sign-in sheet for recording Part B attendance for Cooperating Teachers

PART C: Effective assessment of the student teacher (16 KAR 5:040, Section 1(3)(c) and Section 4(4)(c))

Part C is provided by each EPP. The student teacher’s EPP will provide the appropriate materials for this training.

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