Early Morning Classes Cancelled.

Due to weather conditions, early morning classes at SUNY Cortland are cancelled. Classes scheduled to start after 10 a.m. will be held as regularly scheduled. Offices will operate as normal, although employees are urged to use caution traveling. Any employee who feels travel is unsafe should contact their supervisor and may use time accruals to stay home.

Visit the Emergency site for more information.

Host/Cooperating Teachers

Teacher candidates could not fulfill their requirements for certification without the assistance and expertise of practicing teachers. A sincere "thank you" to the many professionals who further the teaching career by mentoring a future colleague. 

Early Field Experience

Certification requirements established by NYSED mandate that teacher candidates complete a minimum of 100 hours early field experience in classrooms prior to student teaching. Students are able to meet this requirement through fieldwork assignments associated with specific courses. 

Teacher candidates are required to complete an Early Field Experience Log Sheet to document their hours, as well as record which of the mandated criteria has been met.  Host teachers confirm this information with their signature and completed log sheets are then submitted to the course instructor. Teacher candidates who do not submit their fieldwork log cannot receive a passing course grade. 

Student Teaching

Student teaching is the culmination of the teacher education program. It provides the opportunity to put all previous field experience and pedagogical instructions into practice.

Guidelines and expectations for cooperating teachers are outlined in the Student Teaching Handbook. Along with regular weekly feedback, cooperating teachers provide online mid-quarter and final evaluations for their student teachers. 

Teacher candidates will be assigned a College Supervisor who is hired by their department/program of study and is the point person during the student teaching experience.

Host/Cooperating Teacher Forms and Resources

Early Field Experience/Practicum (Host Teachers)


Student Teaching (Cooperating Teachers)



Contact Us

Field Experience and School Partnerships Office
SUNY Cortland
Education Building, Room 1105 
P.O. Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045-0900

Phone: 607-753-2824
Fax: 607-753-5966