Welcome to the Office of Licensure and Field Services Web Page for Cooperating Teachers, Counseling Site Supervisors, and University Supervisors. Here you will find guidelines and resources for helping teacher candidates and school counselor meet the benchmarks they will need in order to apply for a preliminary teaching or counseling license.
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.
Taskstream (now Watermark) is our online program for student assessment.
Guide for Cooperating Teachers
Guide for University Supervisors
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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 15 weeks of 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.
When traveling on official university business, university supervisors may request reimbursement of travel expenses by submitting a mileage reimbursement log. Requests for reimbursement must be submitted for payment 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. University supervisors wishing to receive reimbursement for travel miles need to submit a mileage reimbursement log to Nell O'Malley. When submitting, please allow enough time for processing, as the College of Education forwards the request to the Arts & Sciences Business Center (ASBC).
Supervisors will be reimbursed within a 25-mile radius (Corvallis, Albany, Lebanon, and Philomath) for up to $50 per student per term. For example, if a supervisor visits five local students the maximum reimbursement is $250 per term. Please note that there is now a “not to exceed” (NTE) amount of $50 per student per term. Site visits beyond a 25-mile radius (one-way) will also be reimbursed on a case-by-case basis, and must be pre-approved. Mileage beyond the 25-mile radius will still be calculated using the university mileage chart.
For more information about placements and protocols for being a cooperating teacher, counseling site supervisor or university supervisor, please contact:
For more information about our programs on the Cascades Campus, please contact:
2600 NW College Way, CSB 214
For information about accreditation, field supervision and licensure protocols, please contact:
Nell O’Malley, Director, Education Licensure
104G Furman Hall