Co-Teaching in a Teacher Education Classroom: Collaboration, Compromise, and Creativity

  • Kevin J Graziano Nevada State College School of Education Teacher Preparation Program
  • Lori A. Navarrete Nevada State College School of Education Teacher Preparation Program

Abstract

This article discusses the collaborative planning and co-teaching experiences of two college faculty who co-taught a second language acquisition course in an undergraduate teacher education program at an urban college. Three questions frame the activities and reflections of the authors’ experiences and provide insights into characteristics, planning, and strategies of co-teaching in teacher education. The course was structured using thematic units and weekly lesson plans. The authors agree the benefits of co-teaching outweigh the challenges.

Author Biographies

Kevin J Graziano, Nevada State College School of Education Teacher Preparation Program
Dr. Kevin J. Graziano is an Associate Professor of Education in the School of Education, Teacher Preparation Program, at Nevada State College in Henderson, Nevada.
Lori A. Navarrete, Nevada State College School of Education Teacher Preparation Program
Dr. Lori A. Navarrete is an Associate Professor of Education in the School of Education, Teacher Preparation Program, at Nevada State College in Henderson, Nevada.
Published
2012-04-11
Section
Voices from the Field