Classroom Mentor Teacher Info

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in mentoring a teacher candidate from Bowling Green State University. Your commitment to our profession, in the form of mentoring a pre-service teacher, is invaluable. We appreciate and respect the time you will take to impact future teachers and hope that you will find working with your teacher candidate both personally and professionally rewarding.

The Classroom Mentor Teacher section of our website provides handbooks, dates, lists, and many other resources that will support you in understanding and fulfilling the responsibilities of mentoring a BGSU Teacher Candidate.

Please do not hesitate to contact The Office of Educator Preparation and Partnerships at 419-372-7389 if you have any questions or concerns.

We look forward to working with you!

General Info


See the list of requirements needed to serve as a Classroom Mentor Teacher for a BGSU Teacher Candidate.

Roles and Responsibilities

A list of expectations for mentoring a BGSU Teacher Candidate.

Mentor Checklist

A description of the tasks the Classroom Mentor Teacher will need to complete during the BGSU student’s professional year.


Attendance Expectations

BGSU’s expectations for Teacher Candidate attendance during the Professional year.

Observation Schedule

Suggested timeline for completion of University Mentor and Classroom Mentor Teacher Observations.

Preparing for your Teacher Candidate

Suggestions for how to prepare your classroom and students for hosting a BGSU Teacher Candidate.


A resource of co-teaching strategies and examples to guide you in sharing your teaching responsibilities with a BGSU Teacher Candidate.

Providing Feedback for Teacher Candidates

Questions and suggestions for providing quality feedback to your Teacher Candidate.


Learn more about the edTPA – a BGSU graduation requirement completed during student teaching

Writing a Recommendation Letter

Sample reference letters for Teacher Candidates

Observation Form

An optional form for completing an observation of your Teacher Candidate.