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Clinical Teaching

The 14-week certification option

The Clinical Teaching route is the quickest and most affordable 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.

For more information, email ClinicalTeaching@TexasTeachers.org or register to participate in our free webinar.

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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.
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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.
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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 Clinical Teaching route costs $200 less than our current standard pricing, 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.
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Texas Teachers Exempt Countries

Texas Teachers currently recognizes these SBEC-approved countries:
  • American Samoa
  • Angulia
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Austrailia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Dominica
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grand Cayman
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • Liberia
  • Nigeria
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Trinidata/ Tobago
  • Turks and Calcos
  • United Kingdom
  • US Pacific Trust