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Co-Teaching in a Clinically Rich Residency

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One of the key benefits of a clinically rich residency model for teacher preparation is the opportunity it affords candidates and mentors to co-plan, co-teach, co-assess and co-reflect.

Often, candidates find they are not only co-teaching and collaborating with their mentor teachers, but also with the teachers their students and mentors work with in the building.


In some school settings, learning communities have evolved with clinically rich residency candidates and mentors across content areas. This has proven to benefit not only candidates and mentors, but classroom students who, in this model, have access to a significantly greater degree of instructional support.


We asked mentors, candidates and supervisors across our clinically rich residency models to share their experiences with co-teaching in a residency model. Here is what they had to say.