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Co-Teaching provides a comprehensive and rigorous experience for interns and enhances the quality of learning for P12 students. The Co-Teaching partner-ship enables clinical teachers to provide consistent mentoring, giving interns the time and support necessary to gain skills and the confidence required to teach successfully.


Co-Teaching in the senior internship at ECU is defined as two or more teachers (clinical teachers and interns) planning together, delivering and assessing instruction together, as well as sharing students and the organization and physical space of the classroom. Co-Teachers are always both teaching. Co-Teaching interns and Clinical Teachers are trained in the Co-Teaching model during the fall semester and fully implement the 7 Co-Teaching strategies during the spring semester of their internship experience.

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Contributions to the Field

The Co-Teaching Pilot Study at ECU during 2012-13 included 15 classrooms (11 in PCS and 4 in GCS) with 25 participants from Elementary, Middle Grades, and Special Education. There are currently 111 interns in 91 classrooms from Elementary, Middle Grades, Special Education, Math Education, History Education, and English Education, and Foreign Language Education participating in Co-Teaching. Co-Teachers have been trained in several counties in the Latham Clinical Schools Network . A total of 242 participants are currently participating in Co-Teaching including interns, clinical teachers, university supervisors, and program faculty.

TQP/Pirate CODE Project Implementation Timeline
Teacher Education Program Spring 2011 Fall 2011 Spring 2012 Fall 2012 Spring 2013 Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Fall 2015 Spring 2016
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Art Education

Business Education                      
Birth thru Kindergarten Education                      
Dance Education                      
Elementary Education                      
English Education                      
Family and Consumer Sciences Education                      
Foreign Languages Education                      
History/Social Studies Education                      
School Health Education                      
Physical Education                      
Mathematics Education                      
Middle Grades Education                      
Music Education                      
Science Education                      
Special Education                      
Theatre Education                      
Implementation Timeline Codes
  Original Language Current Language
White Not Involved  
Red Problem Analysis Squishy Pilot
Gold Prototype Design Formal Pilot
Green Field Test and Iterative Refinement Refinement & Expansion
Blue Summative Evaluation Scale Up
Purple Component Adoption with Evaluation Monitoring Impact and Reflective Studies
Future Directions

The ECU Co-Teaching Team has been analyzing data from last year with plans to continue collecting data as we expand this school year. We are working to determine the implications of Co-Teaching for clinical practice. Understanding which programs have the greatest success with the Co-Teaching model is a primary focus this year as we consider any future expansion of the Co-Teaching model for student teaching at ECU.