This template is used by schools and universities to develop their partnership.
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Portland Metro Education Partnership
MOU for the 2012-13 school year
February 29, 2012

Memoranda of Understanding
Each school/IHE program must develop an MOU that addresses each of the following:

  1. Describe the goals of the partnership and the rationale for the collaboration between the school and the teacher preparation program.
  2. Describe how the school and the teacher preparation program will share responsibility for identifying potential cooperating teachers.
  3. Describe how the school and the teacher preparation program will share responsibility for the placement of teacher candidates and make decisions about placements together.
  4. Describe how cooperating teachers will work collaboratively with teacher candidates to design, plan, deliver, and assess curriculum and instruction.
  5. Describe how teacher candidates will participate in the life of the school outside the classroom (e.g. observing other teachers, participating in staff meetings, participating in professional development activities).
  6. Describe how the school and teacher preparation program will share responsibility for supporting teacher candidates’ successful completion of their program and resolve any difficulties that may arise.
  7. Describe how the leadership of the school/district and teacher preparation program will support the work of the partnership.
  8. Describe how the school and teacher preparation program will work together to provide professional development for cooperating teachers and, if appropriate, other teachers or staff at the school.
  9. Describe any other structures or practices that will be implemented to support partnership activities.
  10. Describe how partnership activities will be assessed and the expected outcomes of partnership activities.
  11. Regarding this partnership, please provide contact name and information for both the school and the teacher preparation program.

Final draft date:
Signatures
School District:

IHE program: