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Clinical Teaching

The 14 week certification option

The Clinical Teaching route is the quickest method to earn your teacher certification in Texas. Our clinical teaching candidates are placed in a fully certified teacher’s classroom where they observe, assist, and eventually teach in a guided and structured program.

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Getting Started

The enrollment process is the same for both the internship route and clinical teaching.

Some important things to consider:

  • Clinical teaching is a full time unpaid student teaching assignment.
  • Acceptance into Clinical Teaching is not guaranteed.
  • Candidates must have FBE’s complete and demonstrate subject matter knowledge by passing a content exam prior to beginning the acceptance process.

Placement Process

After becoming enrolled in the Texas Teachers program, there are a few additional steps that must be completed for consideration and admittance into the Clinical Teaching program.

Before Acceptance

  • Candidates must demonstrate subject matter knowledge by passing the state content exam(s) for the desired certification area.
  • Candidates will obtain 30 hours of field based experience by observing a certified teacher on a TEA-accredited campus.
  • Email clinicalteaching@texasteachers.org to request access to take the Star Haberman Exam, a free online screening test that evaluates your teaching philosophy.
  • If the Star Haberman shows you are a good fit for clinical teaching, you will schedule a face-to-face interview with the clinical teaching coordinator.

After Acceptance

  • Texas Teachers works with the candidate’s preferred school districts to find a placement.
  • Clinical teachers are required to complete three training modules before a placement request will be sent.
  • Placement is not guaranteed, and once a placement is established, the internship route is no longer available to the candidate.
  • Once a placement is secured, the requirements during the 14 weeks are the same as the internship route.

Start Teaching

You will learn alongside a fully certified and experienced teacher for 14 weeks.

  • The 14 week clinical teaching placement is an unpaid, full time assignment, throughout which candidates take on increasing responsibilities in the classroom.
  • Clinical teachers complete the same requirements as the internship route and have the full classroom support of their Field Supervisor.
  • Upon completion of the assignment and all program requirements, you will have earned your standard certificate!

Pricing Options


The program cost is the same as the internship route, with two payment options:

  • Make two equal payments during the 14-week clinical assignment, with the first payment at the start and the second payment at the 7 week point -or-
  • Pay the full balance discounted by $100 at the start of the clinical teaching assignment.