Co teaching is an approach used in California State University Chico’s Rural Teacher Residency Program to strengthen the clinical experience for candidates, partner teachers, and K to 12 students. Chico State’s Teacher Residency Program was developed with the support the teacher quality partnership grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement to encourage new approaches to teacher preparation. Co-teaching allows mentor and resident teachers to collaborate at high levels to positively impact student achievement. Through this classroom collaboration, both teachers are involved in planning, organization, delivery, and assessment of lessons taught in the classroom. There are six strategies used in co-teaching The six strategies are: One Teach, One Assist; One Teach, One Observe; Station Teaching; Parallel Teaching,; Alternative or Differentiated Teaching; and Team Teaching. These strategies are non-hierarchical and can be used in any order or combined to best meet the needs of the students. In this video, we will provide an overview of the co-teaching strategies, discuss when to use them and explore the benefits that can be derived from each strategy. Let’s get started!