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Join Our Clinical Teaching Program

The Quickest Route to Certification

The Texas Teachers’ Clinical Teaching program is designed to help you earn your full standard certification in a short period of time. Following your initial training, passed content test, and field-based experiences, you will learn and teach for fourteen weeks under the direct supervision of a fully certified teacher. Instead of teaching for one full year under the Internship route, you will complete your teaching experience through a full-time, unpaid 14-week clinical teaching assignment, similar to the student teaching experience found in universities.

During the clinical teaching experience, you will work alongside a fully certified teacher in a highly structured environment while observing, assisting, and eventually teaching with expert guidance from your cooperating teacher and field supervisor.

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About Clinical Teaching

Why Choose the Clinical Teaching Program

Clinical Teaching Program Considerations:

  • This program is a full-time, unpaid 14-week student teaching assignment.
  • Acceptance into our Clinical Teaching program is not guaranteed. The application process is quick and free!
  • Only candidates who have completed their 30 Field-Based Experience Hours and have demonstrated Subject Matter Knowledge by passing the state content exam in the subject areas and grade levels in which you are pursuing certification are eligible for admission into the Clinical Teaching program.
  • While it is encouraged, you do not have to complete all of your Pre-Service Training Modules prior to applying or getting accepted to the Clinical Teaching program, but you will be required to complete all Pre-Service Training Requirements prior to the start of your teaching placement.
  • Completing Pre-Service Training Requirements can take several months to complete.

Clinical Teaching Benefits:

  • Earn Your Certificate in Less Time: You can earn your Standard Teaching Certificate after your 14-week clinical experience and completion of all training requirements.
  • Get Hands-on Experience: Working in the classroom with a certified teacher provides a level of hands-on teaching and mentorship you won’t find elsewhere.
  • Learn From the Best: Your partner teacher is a master educator.
  • Your Opinion Matters: We strive to place you in your top district choice.
  • Access to a Near-guaranteed Job: After completing your placement assignment, your chances of getting hired in the same school are much greater. The majority of program completers get hired in their school.

Program Requirements to Complete After (or During) Your Placement:

  • Requirements to complete: Internship Project, Supplemental Coursework, 10 Lesson Plans, and PPR Review & Exam.
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Requesting Placement

Texas Teachers is committed to your success in the classroom. To ensure you are prepared to begin your 14-week teaching placement, admission into the Clinical Teaching program is offered to candidates who meet certain requirements. Submit your application today!

To successfully meet this deadline, please review the following Clinical Teaching requirements:

Step 1: Requirements

  • Candidates must complete their 30 hours of field-based experience by observing a certified teacher on a TEA-accredited campus. 15 hours of field experience may be completed online through Texas Teachers.
  • Candidates must first pass their state content exam(s) for the desired certification area before applying to the Clinical Teaching.

Step 2: How to Apply

  • Email our Clinical Teaching Coordinator at clinicalteaching@texasteachers.org
  • Following your email request, we will send you a screening tool, called the “Star Haberman Exam,” which is a simple multiple-choice questionnaire.
  • If the “Star Haberman Exam” identifies you as a good fit for the Clinical Teaching route, an advisor will schedule a phone interview with you.

Step 3: Placement

  • Before requesting your placement, candidates are required to complete the preservice online training modules.
  • While placement is not guaranteed, it is highly likely. Once a placement is established, candidates may no longer choose to follow the Internship route.
  • All Pre-Service Training (passing your content exam(s), completing training modules, and logging 30 hours of observations) must be completed prior to the start of your placement. Keep in mind that this training can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months to complete, as you are working at your own pace.
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Learn More about the Clinical Teaching!

  •  Over the course of 14 weeks (70 instructional days), you will gradually take on more classroom responsibility through a predictable schedule. During your placement, you will receive support and guidance from your cooperating teacher.
  • In addition to co-teaching with an experienced teacher, you will also have the support of a Field Supervisor. Your field supervisor will observe you in the clinical teaching environment three times.
  • Upon successful completion of the 14-week assignment and all program requirements, you will earn your Standard Certificate!
Pricing for Certification

Pricing Options

Make it work for you! We offer two different payment options from which to choose in order to ensure the Clinical Teaching program meets your needs.

Cost-Efficient Payment Option:

Most Popular! The plan with the biggest discount with the highest savings. Receive a $300 discount by simply paying your program balance before starting your 14-week teaching assignment. Start today!

Flexible Payment Option:

Our flexible payment plan will allow you to submit your program balance in two equal payments. The first payment is due before you begin your 14-week teaching assignment. The second payment is due during week 7: the halfway point.

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