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TERI and Co-teaching

This video provides a 5 minute overview of the TERI initiative and is hosted on the Vimeo video-sharing website. If this site is blocked by your school district and you cannot watch the video, please use this link to download the original file from the U of MN server.


Co-Teaching is a key element of the Teacher Education Redesign Initiative (TERI) Partner Network between the University of MN-Twin Cities and our district partners including schools in:

  • Brooklyn Center
  • Columbia Heights
  • Edina
  • Forest Lake
  • Minneapolis
  • St. Paul
  • White Bear Lake

TERI is funded by the Bush Foundation as part of their NeXT initiative—the Network for Excellence in Teaching.  As part of the partnership, universities and school district partners are working together across MN, ND, and SD to improve P-12 student learning, pre-service teacher education experiences and support practicing teachers. Co-teaching was piloted in 2010-11 in the TERI project.

The University of Minnesota Co-Teaching Workshops are based largely on the research and development materials prepared by St. Cloud State University professors Dr. Nancy Bacharach and Dr. Teresa Heck as part of a five year U.S. Department of Education Teacher Quality Enhancement Grant.

Next: Co-Teaching Strategies

© 2012, St. Cloud State University. Used with permission by the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities’ Office of Teacher Education (OTE) for the CEHD Partner Network