COOPERATING SCHOOL The cooperating school retains the legalresponsibility for the safety and welfare of its pupils. Additionally, the cooperating school assures that cooperating teachers and student teachers understand and follow established local school district and school policies and procedures.
District and School-Level Policies• punctuality• handling of absences• personal and professional conduct• dress and grooming• attending to assigned responsibilities such as hall duty with the cooperating teacher professional knowledge and competence and• discipline and classroom control
Criteria for Selecting Cooperating Schools1. Approval of and contractual arrangements withthe selected superintendent to participate in theprogram of student teaching operated by TaguigCity University.2. Responsive educator philosophy guiding theoperation of schools selected.3. Quality and extent of curricula offerings.
4. Willingness and desire of qualifiedteachers to assume responsibility for thesupervision of Teacher Candidates.5. A school program that meets major andminor needs of Teacher Candidates.6. Adequacy of physical plant.7. Accessibility of the centres for universitysupervisors (close proximity wheneverpossible).
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