All courses require at least 2 CPSTIs. Accurately listing the entire instructor team is required for all courses. Each instructor must be listed once for each role they will serve. For example, if John Smith is serving as both an assistant instructor and a mentor instructor, then he should be listed twice, once as an assistant and once as a mentor.
Instructor candidates must be listed as members of the instructor team. The Lead Instructor or Course Administrator will add the Instructor Candidate after their mentor is on the teaching team in the course profile. This mentor instructor is the primary point of contact for any questions or concerns about the candidate's evaluation and is responsible for daily reviews with them.
While none of the following are required, please keep these following recommendations in mind when putting together an instructor team:
- The recommended ratio of students to instructors is 5:1 for all Certification and Renewal courses. When applicable, this includes instructor candidates.
- No more than three instructor candidates should teach during a single certification course.
- The mentoring instructor should teach as little as possible so he or she may devote his or her full attention to the candidate.
- The Lead Instructor should not also act as a mentor due to the number of responsibilities he or she already has as the head of the instructor team.
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