All Mentor Teachers must have:

  • At least 3 years of P-12 teaching experience as a certified teacher in the area in which he/she will be mentoring;
  • Current knowledge of teaching styles and philosophies;
  • A valid, clear renewable professional teaching certificate in the field in which he/she teaches;
  • A commitment to teacher professional development and to making a positive contribution to the cooperating school/university partnership;
  • Ability to serve as a positive role model for the teacher candidate by providing opportunities for continual feedback and reflection; 
  • Willingness to commit the extra time and effort needed;
  • Compliance with all requirements regarding the Georgia Code of Ethics for Educators;
  • Proficiency in the use of instructional technology in the classroom; and
  • Received an annual summative performance evaluation rating of proficient/satisfactory or higher for the most recent year of experience.