Chapter 4: Student Teaching
Purpose and Definition
According to the Texas Education Agency, there are specific requirements to becoming a classroom teacher. One of these requirements is completion of Clinical Teaching, which is a supervised educator assignment through an Educator Preparation Program (EPP) 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 or Internship.
- Student Teaching courses (EDST): Capstone course(s) during which you are placed in a K-12 classroom. During this semester you are a "student of teaching." It is a time of much learning, improvement, and growth. You will be supported by a Cooperating Teacher (chosen by the district) and a trained Texas State faculty member.
- Internship: See Internship with Probationary Certificate.
Steps for Clinical Teaching
- Step 1: Review Eligibility
- Step 2: Review Student Teaching Costs
- Step 3: Review Timeline
- Step 4: Choose District Preferences
- Step 5: Apply for Student Teaching
- Step 6: Register for Student Teaching Courses
- Step 7: Obtain Liability Insurance
- Step 8: Read the Handbook and Syllabus
- Step 9: Attend Mandatory Events
- Internship Option