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District Cooperating Teachers

Inland Empire Teachers: Come Partner With Us! 

We are seeking dynamic, collaborative, social justice-oriented TK-12 educators to serve as District Cooperating Teachers (DCTs) for teacher candidates in UCR’s Teacher Education Program who are aligned with the vision and goals of the program.



  • Requirements of Becoming District Cooperating Teachers

    We are currently seeking district cooperating teachers who:

    1. Have a minimum of three years of content area K-12 teaching experience.
    2. Hold a Clear Credential in the content area for which your are interested providing supervision
    3. Embody a strength-based perspective of diverse students and families as it pertains to race, class,  citizenship, dis/ability, language, gender and sexuality.
    4. Facilitate critical thinking, inquiry-based discussions, and cooperative-based learning in their classroom. Learn more about this here.  
    5. Cultivate a safe, inclusive, and restorative classroom communities. Learn more about this here
  • Current Partner Districts
    • Alvord Unified School District
    • Beaumont - new contract approved 
    • Coachella Valley Unified School District
    • Colton Unified School District
    • Corona-Norco Unified School District
    • Desert Sands Unified School District - *
    • Fontana Unified School Districts 
    • Jurupa Unified School District
    • Moreno Valley Unified School District
    • Riverside Unified School District
    • San Bernardino City Unified School District
    • Val Verde Unified School District

    *Pending MOU agreements in progress: Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Morongo, Banning
    Please note, are open to building with districts beyond this list.

  • Your Commitment to the Role

    All District Cooperating Teachers will:

    • Undergo training - 20 hrs or different
    • Host and co-teach with a teacher-candidate for a school year
    • Spend at least 5 hours each week planning and debriefing with a teacher candidate to support their development 
    • Collaborate in meetings to evaluate teacher candidate growth with university supervisor 
  • Benefits of Becoming a District Cooperating Teachers
    • Guide and model positive practices that support the growth of the the next generation of teachers
    • Exposure to cutting-edge teaching practices through teacher-candidate collaboration
    • Up to a $500 stipend per year - budget??? (Current $125.00 per quarter)
    • Professional development opportunities
    • Discounts on UCR extension courses 


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