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Co-Teaching Model

​​​​​The Center for Clinical Experiences is adopting a co-teaching model of instruction.  Please see below... 

One Teach, One Observe

One teacher has primary instructional responsibility while the other gathers specific observational information on students or the (instructing) teacher.
One Teach, One AssistOne teacher has primary instructional responsibility while the other assists students with their work, monitors behaviors, or corrects assignments.

Station TeachingThe co-teaching pair divides the instructional content into parts. Each teacher instructs one of the groups, groups then rotate or spend a designated amount.

Parallel TeachingIn this approach, each teacher instructs half the students. The two teachers are addressing the same instructional materials using the same teaching techniques.

Supplemental TeachingThis strategy allows one teacher to work with students at their expected grade level, while the other teacher works with those students who need the information and/or materials extended or remediated.

Alternative or 
Differentiated Teaching
Alternative teaching strategies provide two different approaches to teaching the same information.  The learning outcome is the same for all students, however the avenue for getting there is different.

Team TeachingWell-planned, team-taught lessons exhibit an invisible slow of instruction with no prescribed division of authority. Both teachers are actively involved in the lesson. From a student's perspective, there is no clearly defined leader as both teachers share the same instruction, are free to interject information, and available to assist students and answer questions.

Adapted from St. Cloud State University Model


​For more information

Center for Clinical Experiences
College of​​ Education and Human Services
Central Michigan University
421 Education Building
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859

 ​989-774-7662 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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