Welcome to the Office of Licensure and Field Services for Cooperating Teachers, Counseling Site Supervisors, and University Supervisors. Here you will find guidelines and resources for helping teacher candidates and school counselors meet the benchmarks they will need to apply for a preliminary teaching or counseling license.


Supervisor and Cooperating Teacher Forms:

FERPA for Cooperating Teachers and Supervisors

FERPA Consent to Release Educational Records and Information

FERPA Powerpoint

Empcenter Tutorial

Student Teaching Forms:

InTASC standards aligned to Program dispositions

Team Evaluation

Dispositions Form

Observation Form: COP ORTPA Rubric

Candidate Dispositions Statement

All travel forms are now through Concur:

Introduction to Concur

Other Concur training videos


Qualities of a Cooperating Teacher:

This list is intended to be used as a tool by school/district administrators when selecting cooperating teachers. This list is not intended to exclude teachers from becoming a cooperating teacher, but ideally, cooperating teachers will possess many of the qualities outlined on this list. View the cooperating teacher qualities.


University Supervisor Expectations:

There are some common threads across our initial teacher licensure programs. All of our students are required to be formally observed at least four times during their student teaching. School counseling students who do not have a teaching license must be observed three times in a classroom setting. For specifics, contact your program lead.


Mileage Reimbursement Policy:

When traveling on official university business, university supervisors may request reimbursement of travel expenses by submitting a pre-authorization request in Concur. Requests for reimbursement must be submitted for payment in Concur within 60 days of incurring the cost, or at the conclusion of the travel, during which the expenditure was made in the appropriate fiscal year of the expense. Submitting reimbursement requests within 60 days ensures OSU's compliance with IRS rules that enables travel reimbursements to not be taxable.   

Supervisors will be reimbursed for miles outside the city of Corvallis.


More Information:

For more information about placements and protocols for being a cooperating teacher, counseling site supervisor or university supervisor, please contact:

Karyn Costello, licensure and placement specialist

[email protected]