Clinical Teaching: The Quickest Route!

You’ve made the decision to become a teacher, and once you’re enrolled with Texas Teachers, we can help make it happen in just 14 weeks! Rather than pursue the longer Traditional Internship route, you can become a fully certified teacher in just 14 weeks when you follow our Clinical Reaching route.

Our Clinical Teaching program is truly the first class of programs – simply because you deserve the best. Clinical Teaching is the quickest and most cost-efficient route to earn your teacher certification in Texas. For 14 weeks, you have the amazing opportunity to work alongside a fully certified teacher and learn from an expert – an exclusive opportunity you won’t find anywhere else. At the end of this short 14-week Clinical Teaching placement, you are eligible to earn your Standard Certificate and complete the Texas Teachers program.

How to Join Clinical Teaching

Our Clinical Teaching enrollment period for the Fall 2020 year is officially open! To be considered, the final date to request a Clinical Teaching placement is August 26, 2020. Here’s how to join:

While acceptance into the program is not guaranteed, our admittance rate for qualified applicants is well above 90%! To help you prepare for your 14-week Clinical Teaching student assignment, there is only one simple requirement you’ll need to complete to apply:

Currently, this requirement can be completed 100% online! If you haven’t already, check out these six great online study tips and resources! After you complete the only requirement, you’re ready to apply to the Clinical Teaching program! To let us know you’re interested, simply email us at clinicalteaching@texasteachers.org. As soon as we receive your email, we’ll send you something called Star Haberman Exam. Don’t be alarmed by the name; it’s not a real “exam”! This is a free screening tool used to get a better picture of your personal teaching philosophy. The best part? No studying is required! The Star Haberman Exam only takes about 20-30 minutes to complete and is composed of 50 multiple-choice questions. Great, now let’s talk about securing your teaching placement!

After you have completed the short multiple-choice screening assessment, a Texas Teachers Coordinator will schedule an informal phone interview with you. Together, you’ll spend about half an hour discussing the structure of the Clinical Teaching program to ensure you’re on the track to success. You’ll also have the opportunity to chat about your preferred school districts (we recommend having three) and outline the placement timeline. Once accepted into the Clinical Teaching program, you’ll have to complete three training modules. As soon as these are finished, we will reach out to your top school district choices on your behalf and help to secure your teaching placement.

Week-by-Week Breakdown

It’s pretty incredible to know that you have the ability to earn your full Standard Certificate in just 14 weeks! Over the course of your student teaching student assignment, you will gradually take on more classroom responsibility, while always receiving support and guidance from your fully certified cooperative classroom teacher. Let’s take a closer look at your 14-week Clinical Teaching placement and break it down into weekly segments.

WEEKS 1-2

WEEKS 3-4

WEEKS 5-6

WEEKS 7-10

WEEKS 11-14

 

Observe

Assist

Ask Questions

Learn Classroom Procedures

Learn student names

 

Deliver 2-3 lessons per day, with help

Begin co-teaching

Begin co-lesson planning, with help

 

Full responsibility for 5 consecutive days!

Take control of planning and instructing while asking questions and receiving support

 

Take more initiative

Begin lesson planning, independently

Deliver 2-3 lessons per day, independently

 

Become independent!

Full responsibility for 10 consecutive days!

 

Is Clinical Teaching Right for You?

There are a few considerations you’ll want to think about when deciding if Clinical Teaching is the right option for you. Keep in mind that although your 14-week Clinical Teaching placement is unpaid, this is the only way to fast track your teacher certification. Our Clinical Teaching route is an exclusive path offered to qualified candidates who choose to apply, so once you have accepted your Clinical Teaching placement, the Traditional Internship route is no longer available. If you’re interested in joining the first class of programs and want to earn your Standard Certificate in the least amount of time possible, then Clinical Teaching is right for you!

Benefits of Clinical Teaching

Your dream is to become a teacher, and our dream has always been to help make that happen. We wanted to provide you the amazing opportunity to make your dream a reality in 14 weeks, which is why we are so excited to invite you to join the Clinical Teaching route. Clinical Teaching is the quickest and most cost-effective way to complete the Texas Teachers program and earn your Standard Certificate. While both of these facts are mightily impressive, the benefits don’t stop there! Let’s explore a few perks of Clinical Teaching:

  • Districts scout Clinical Teachers. The Clinical Teaching route shows dedication and commitment to teaching, which is why school districts will often search for Clinical Teaching candidates as potential new teachers to hire in their school.
  • Increase your marketability. Being able to list student teaching on your resume drastically improves your chances of getting hired sooner. This is an extremely valuable experience.
  • Gain hands-on experience. Working in the classroom with a certified teacher provides a level of hands-on teaching you won’t find elsewhere.
  • Build connections. Most candidates use their Clinical Teaching cooperative teacher as a reference when applying for teaching positions.
  • Partner with a veteran teacher to help work through some of the stickiest tasks that first-year teachers tackle: lesson planning, classroom management, structuring your full day, etc.
  • We do the work! Your opinion matters to us, and we strive to place you in the top school district of your choosing. Once you’re accepted into Clinical Teaching, we will do our very best to connect you with your preferred school. Many candidates are even hired in their same school after completing their Clinical Teaching placement!
  • Flexible payment options. This is your program, so make it work for you! Save $300 when you submit your Clinical Teaching program balance before you start teaching. If you’d like to break it into two installments, no problem! Read more about pricing options here.
  • Principals are familiar with Clinical Teaching. Completing a Clinical Teaching placement is most similar to a student teaching practicum – the in-person teacher training traditional university students are required to carry out.

Sounds too good to pass up, right? If you can achieve your dream of being a teacher in 14 weeks, why wait? Apply to our Clinical Teaching program while there’s still time!