Welcome, mentor teachers!
Whether this is your first year working with an SPU teacher candidate or you are a returning mentor, we hope this site will provide program details and supplemental resources that help facilitate a successful classroom partnership. Bookmark this page for easy access.
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Mentor Handbooks (select your candidate's program):
Internship Activity Timelines:
Exploring the Co-Teaching Model for the Internship:
Further Information for Dual-Endorsements and District Employee Placements:
I am mentoring an SPU teaching candidate. Do I qualify for clock hours and/or a stipend?
Yes, it is likely that you do! Honorarium amounts and clock hour units vary according to a student's program and whether mentorship duties are split between one or more teachers.
What must I do to receive my clock hours and/or stipend?
Please complete both the Mentor Info Form and return a signed W-9 to us using the stamped envelope included in your mentor packet. You may also mail it to: SPU School of Education, Ste. 202, Attn: Sophia Ross, 3307 3rd Ave. W, Seattle, WA 98119. You can also fax them to (206) 281-2756.
We also ask that you complete our required reading of two short articles, and respond to them as prompted on this form.
We will process this paperwork throughout the year, and send periodic reminders to submit. Stipends are mailed toward the end of your candidate's internship. Clock hours registration links will be emailed to you a month in advance of the registration close date, along with instructions for completing the registration. Because clock hour registration is managed through Student Academic Services, if you do not register before the close date, you will not receive clock hours. We advise that you register immediately when you receive your email!
Wait…did you say registration link?
Yes! SPU is a state-approved issuer of clock hours, and we process these online by asking you to register through a link we will provide. It’s quick and easy, and registering through our system will allow us to maintain records of your clock hours and verify them for you if needed in future years.
Clock hours registration links will be emailed to you a month in advance of the registration close date, along with instructions for completing the registration. Because clock hour registration is managed through Student Academic Services, if you do not register before the close date, you will not receive clock hours. We advise that you register immediately when you receive your email!
Will I have to pay a registration fee when I register for clock hours?
No. We will include a "scholarship" code in your registration email that will reduce the registration total to $0. To qualify for this discount, we ask that mentors complete a short reading and reflection exercise that will be included in the electronic Mentor Info Form.
What documentation will I receive once I register for clock hours?
Because clock hours function similarly to course credit, after you register you can view your earned hours at any time by logging into our system and printing a grade report. Click here for step-by-step instructions.
Some districts may require a formal transcript, which you can order here through Student Academic Services for a small administrative fee.
From time to time we have mentor teachers who ask if they need to submit a signed clock hour verification form to OSPI. Note that because SPU issues its clock hours directly, we do not use OSPI form 1128-1. SPU’s grade report or transcript will provide the verification your district or school may need for step increases or recertification.
I was a mentor last year but did not submit an electronic Mentor Info Form and/or W-9, so I did not receive a stipend or clock hours. Is it too late to register now?
Mentor stipends can be processed in future academic years, but unfortunately clock hours cannot be issued after the course registration closes.
Any additional questions regarding clock hours and stipends can be sent to placement assistant Sophia Ross at email@example.com.