STEMteach Mentor Teachers

Mentor Teacher Contract


Please complete the Mentor Teacher Contract and share it with Michelle Buchanan (mbuchanan@uca.edu) if you wish to be contacted as a Mentor Teacher to STEMteach candidates.

Mentor Teacher Expectations

Before classroom visits by UCA STEMteach students:

  • The mentor teacher and university instructor meet before the semester starts to discuss the placement.
  • The mentor teacher and university instructor work together to determine teaching content and preliminary schedules of the STEMteach students.
  • The mentor teacher is expected to meet (in person) at least once with the STEMteach students to discuss and schedule their teaching experiences.
  • The mentor teacher is willing to communicate with STEMteach students and the university instructor via e-mail and/or phone calls.

During classroom visits by STEMteach students:

  • The mentor teacher is expected to be present in the classroom at all times. Pre-service teachers cannot be left alone with a substitute or other intern.
  • The mentor teacher assumes primary responsibility for classroom management while pre-teachers deliver their lesson.

After classroom visits by STEMteach students:

  • The mentor teacher completes a short Teacher Feedback Form for each lesson and provides a copy to the STEMteach students at the conclusion of each of the  lessons.

Throughout the semester:

  • The mentor teacher uses e-mail to communicate with the STEMteach pre-teachers and UCA STEMteach Master Teacher