Supervised Principal Candidate Assignment
  • Practicum Assignment - 

    Is a supervised educator assignment at a public school accredited by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) or other school approved by the TEA that may lead to completion of a standard principal as instructional leader certificate.  Clock hours of practicum are hours spent in the required educational activities and experiences.  

    Site Supervisor Assigned - 

    For a practicum candidate, a trained campus principal who is a certified educator and assigned by our EPP and campus or district administrator will provide guidance, assistance, and support to the candidate during practicum; and who reports the candidate's progress to the candidate's field supervisor.   

    Field Supervisor Assigned - 

    For a practicum candidate, a trained field supervisor hired by the EPP who is a certified educator will observe practicum candidates, monitor their performance, and provide constructive feedback to help candidates improve their effectiveness as entry-level principals.    

    Practicum Program Requirements:  

    Prior to the start of practicum, a practicum candidate must complete the following:

    • 56 clock-hours of appraiser certification coursework and training; and
    • attend mandatory practicum candidate and site supervisor Region One ESC training.

    During practicum, a practicum candidate must complete the following:

    • complete a minimum of 200 clock-hours demonstrating proficiency in each of the principal standards.
  • Internship Assignment - 

    Is a paid supervised educator assignment at a public school accredited by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) or other school approved by the TEA that may lead to completion of a standard principal as instructional leader certificate.  Clock hours of internship are hours spent in the required educational activities and experiences.  

    Site Supervisor Assigned - 

    For an internship candidate, a trained campus principal who is a certified educator and assigned by our EPP and campus or district administrator will provide guidance, assistance, and support to the candidate during internship; and who reports the 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 candidates, monitor their performance, and provide constructive feedback to help internship candidates improve their effectiveness as entry-level principals.    

    Internship Program Requirements:  

    Prior to the start of internship, a candidate must complete the following:

    • 56 clock-hours of appraiser certification coursework and training; and
    • attend mandatory internship candidate and site supervisor Region One ESC training, and 
    • pass TExES Principal as Instructional Leader (268) exam, and 
    • at the recommendation of our EPP, apply for issuance of an intern or probationary certificate.

    During internship, a candidate must complete the following:

    • a minimum of 200 clock-hours demonstrating proficiency in each of the principal standards.
  • For more information about practicum and internship assignments, please contact Sandra Saenz, ILP3 Program Specialist at ssaenz@esc1.net or (956)984-6275.

Last Modified on January 25, 2021