Mentor Teacher Information

A Mentor Teacher has a minimum of three (3) years classroom teaching experience, has completed TESS training, and has been recommended by their building level administration to host an Arkansas Tech University internship student.

The Mentor Teacher supports and mentors interns; models teaching strategies that address the varied learning styles and needs of children; models classroom management techniques and guides the intern’s development of them; assesses and redirects interns, providing timely and appropriate feedback, evaluation and reflection throughout the semester; and promotes an atmosphere where all involved can learn and grow.

Specific responsibilities of a Mentor Teacher include:

  • models professional behavior
  • maintains open lines of communication within the team and with ATU
  • maintains appropriate records in regards to the intern’s performance
  • suggests and submits a final grade in internship to the Director of Teacher Education Student Services

Links for Mentor Teachers

Mentor Teacher Handbook