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Educator Preparation

Office of Educator Preparation Information

Contact Person

Coordinator for Clinical Teaching
Office: 936.468.1275


Educator Preparation Initial Content

The information in the handbooks is accurate at the time of printing; however, policies are subject to change based on state guidelines. Check with your academic advisor before making a major decision based on the contents of this handbook. This handbook is meant to offer advice; final decisions about your program of study are yours.

Admissions Requirements [pdf]

Creating a TEAL account [pdf]

TEA Administrative Code [pdf]

ClinicalTeacher Information

Instructions for Applicants



  • Clinical teachers must pass their certification area state approved content exam prior to clinical teaching.
  • If for any reason you do not plan to clinical teach after you submit your application, please notify the clinical Teaching Office.
  • Notice the date of the Clinical Teacher Orientation prior to your clinical teaching semester. 
  • Do not attempt to arrange your own placement. The Clinical Teaching Office makes all arrangements for clinical teaching assignments.
  • At least 4 (four) students must be placed in a district for the site to be used during a given semester. This policy is strictly enforced.
  • You MUST choose from the Clinical Teaching Placement sites on our list. 
  • Check the date of your TB test to be sure that it is current (less than 1 year old) before entering the classroom to teach.
  • Notification of your clinical teaching placement will be sent by e-mail to the address indicated on the clinical teaching application. Provide an e-mail address that is current and check your e-mail frequently.
  • Clinical teaching is a 7-9 hour course load and begins in January and August. Registration instructions will be given to you with your placement information.
  • If you have a documented disability for which you are requiring accommodations you are encouraged to contact the Clinical Teaching Office, room 212, McKibben Education Building, phone 936-468-1275, and the Office of Disability Services, room 325, Human Services/Telecommunications Building, phone 936-468-3004 or 936-468-1004 TDD, as early as possible.


Additional Documents

Additional Coursework Waiver for Clinical Teaching [pdf]

Clinical Teaching F.A.Q.


Field Supervisor Information

Supervisors are resources for the clinical teacher, as well as for the cooperating teacher, and serves as liaisons between the university and the field.  Supervisors act as critical friends by observing clinical teachers' work in classrooms with children/adolescents several times each semester, and providing feedback and suggestions to clinical teachers to help them improve, analyze or re-think their practice.