Clinical Student Teaching and Internship

Clinical Student Teaching

Students may apply for clinical student teaching in Tk20.

  • Spring application dates (to student teach in Fall 2020): Feb. 3 – Feb. 29, 2020

Undergraduate students applying for clinical student teaching must:

  • Have a minimum 2.75 overall grade point average;
  • Complete (with a grade of C or better) all coursework in the student's major and in the Education minor; and
  • Pass all state certification exams by May 1 (if student teaching in the fall) or Dec. 1 (if student teaching in the spring) prior to clinical student teaching.

Post-Baccalaureate students applying for clinical student teaching must:

  • Have a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average;
  • Complete (with a grade of B or better) all graduate coursework leading to certification; and
  • Pass all state certification exams by May 1 (if student teaching in the fall) or Dec. 1 (if student teaching in the spring) prior to clinical student teaching.

Master of Arts in Teaching and other graduate students applying for clinical student teaching must:

  • Have a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average on graduate transcript;
  • Complete (with a grade of B or better) all coursework leading to the degree; and
  • Pass all state certification exams by May 1 (if student teaching in the fall) or Dec. 1 (if student teaching in the spring) prior to clinical student teaching.

Please note:

Students who have an Incomplete (I) on their transcript must complete a Request for an Exception to Student Teaching Policy form if they intend to finish the course while student teaching.

Contact Judy Franz at jfranz@twu.edu if you have questions.

Internship (Probationary Certificate)

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program or Post-Baccalaureate Program students can elect to satisfy their professional practicum requirement through an internship. Interns are hired as the "teacher of record" on a probationary certificate by a public school accredited by the TEA or TEA-recognized private school. Interns must enroll in a two-semester internship program.

Eligibility for Probationary Certificate

Candidates seeking approval for the Graduate Practicum course for the Master of Arts in teaching or Post-Baccalaureate Initial Teacher Certification programs must submit a Graduate Internship Application.

The Office of Educator Preparation Services will provide the candidate with a Statement of Eligibility (SOE) once the candidate receives an offer of employment from an accredited public or private school. Candidates requesting a Probationary Certificate must have:

  • Passed all TExES certification exams;
  • Completed (with a grade of B or Better) EDUC 5113, EDUC 5123, EDUC 5133 and EDUC 5143 and READ 5223 or 5543;
  • Completed a minimum of 30 hours or above; and
  • Be in good standing with the university.

The candidate must return the completed Statement of Eligibility for Internship to the TWU Office of Educator Preparation Services to verify employment as the "teacher of record" in the certification area. The candidate then will apply online for a probationary certificate, valid for one calendar year, to meet state certification. To apply for a probationary certificate:

The candidate will register for EDUC 5936, Internship in Teaching, for two consecutive semesters.

Page last updated 9:30 AM, January 6, 2020