5th Floor, Hammond Hall, 701 Planetarium Place
Box 19227, Arlington, TX 76019-0227
The Office of Field Experience partners with area school districts to provide The University of Texas at Arlington College of Education students with observations, early field experiences, and clinical/student teaching.
School districts with partnership agreements can request clinical/student teachers using the following form, which should be completed by the district or campus administrator in charge of clinical/student placement:
Download the Clinical Teaching Placement Form [PDF]
Definition: A Cooperating Teacher is a classroom teacher who volunteers to work with a university early field experience student or a clinical/student teacher.
Research demonstrates that the most important influence on a teacher candidate is the cooperating teacher.
Must also have:
Link to presentation for procedures for all cooperating teachers (TEA required training):
Varies by Program:
All UTA students are required to complete early field experience observations and assignments. This may include creating and teaching a lesson, interviewing school personnel, reading a story, helping their cooperating teachers as needed, etc.
Our students are held to a standard of dispositions that have been identified as essential for a highly–qualified professional.
Dispositions statement with link: Policy and Guidelines for the Assessment of Professional Dispositions
All students are required to review the Texas Education Agency's Code of Ethics: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYCCyVaf2g1vuF3qIz1NjEWFeMtxaBMvC
If you contact the Office of Educational Field Experiences, we will address any issues and make contacts as needed.