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  • Clinical Teaching Assignment - 

    Is an unpaid supervised educator assignment at a public school accredited by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) or other school approved by the TEA for this purpose that may lead to completion of a standard certificate; also referred to as student teaching.  Clock hours of clinical teaching are hours spent in the required educational activities and experiences.  

    Cooperating Teacher Assigned - 

    For a clinical teacher candidate, a trained cooperating teacher who is a certified educator and assigned by our EPP and campus administrator will provide guidance, assistance, and support to the teacher candidate during the weeks of clinical teaching in areas such as planning, classroom management, instruction, assessment, working with parents, obtaining materials, district policies; and who reports the teacher candidate's progress to the candidate's field supervisor.   

    Field Supervisor Assigned - 

    For a clinical teacher candidate, a trained field supervisor hired by the EPP who is a certified educator will observe teacher candidates, monitor their performance, and provide constructive feedback to help candidates improve their effectiveness as educators.    

    Clinical Teaching Program Description:  

    A clinical teacher candidate must complete 30 clock-hours of field-based experiences and 150 clock-hours of coursework and/or training.  A candidate must have a clinical teaching assignment for the subject in which the candidate is seeking initial certification.  Clinical teaching must meet the following requirements:

    • shall not be less than an average of four hours each day in the subject area and grade level of certification sought; and 
    • a minimum of 14 weeks (no fewer than 70 full days), with a full day being 100% of the school day; or
    • a minimum of 28 weeks (no fewer than 140 half days), with a half day being 50% of the school day.
  • Internship Teaching Assignment - 

    Is a paid supervised educator assignment for one full school year at a public school accredited by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) or other school approved by the TEA for this purpose that may lead to completion of a standard certificate.  Clock-hours of internship are actual hours spent in the required educational activities and experiences.  

    Mentor Teacher Assigned - 

    For an internship candidate, a trained mentor teacher who is a certified educator and assigned by our EPP and campus administrator will provide guidance, assistance, and support to the teacher candidate during the internship in areas such as planning, classroom management, instruction, assessment, working with parents, obtaining materials, district policies; and who reports the teacher candidate's progress to the candidate's field supervisor.   

    Field Supervisor Assigned - 

    For an internship candidate, a trained field supervisor hired by the EPP who is a certified educator will observe teacher candidates, monitor their performance, and provide constructive feedback to help candidates improve their effectiveness as educators.    

    Internship Teaching Program Description:  

    An internship teacher candidate must complete 30 clock-hours of field-based experiences and 150 clock-hours of coursework and/or training.  A candidate must have a teaching assignment for the subject area in which the candidate is seeking initial certification.  An internship assignment must meet the following requirements:

    • shall not be less than an average of four hours each day in the subject area and grade level of certification sought;
    • candidate must hold an intern or probationary certificate in the subject area and grade level; and 
    • the beginning date for an internship is the first day of instruction with students in the school or district in which the internship takes place.
  • For more information about clinical teaching and internship assignments, please contact Naomi Arnold, Project P.a.C.E. Program Specialist at narnold@esc1.net or (956) 984-6101.  

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