Texas Teacher Certification: Clinical Teaching Track
- Non-credit Fast Track program
- Partial program offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Online
- Prepares for Texas Teacher Certification Exams.
- This program requires classes to be taken at more than one campus.
- Consequences of Criminal Conviction, Notice of Potential Ineligibility for License
With a bachelor’s degree and passion to make a difference in the lives of young people, you can become a Texas certified teacher from the Lone Star Colleges Alternative Teacher Certification
Students must complete a minimum of 300 hours of coursework, field experience and training. All courses will fully prepare the student in the art of teaching for his or her content area, specific to the domains and competencies of Texas Education Agency. It will take anywhere between 3 - 4 semesters to complete the coursework and practicum to then finish with a
standard certification. The coursework may be taken face-to-face, on-line or as hybrid classes at various locations throughout the system.
The ATC Program has partnerships with more than 45 school districts, 40 certification areas, flexible course schedules and a choice between two routes to certification: internship or clinical teaching. The internship requires a student to complete a one-year internship with full salary and benefits, under the supervision of the ATC Program. In this route, the student must secure his or her own teaching position. Clinical teaching involves one semester of non-paid placement in a school district. Clinical teachers work with a mentor teacher at an area K-12 school and with an LSC-ATCP supervisor.
- View a presentation about this program (pdf)
- Alternative Teacher Certification Program Application (pdf)
- General Information / FAQ (pdf)
- 2017 Title II Report (pdf)
- Complaint Procedure
If you would like to become a bilingual certified teacher, additional coursework is required - Bilingual ESL review.
Special Topic Seminars
Special Topic Seminars provide ongoing induction year support for interns in our program. These seminars are free and open to the public.
|ATCPC 7000062||Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR)||108|
|ATCPC 7200018||TExES Review: PPR EC-12||7|
|ATCPC 7000087||Epic Decisions: Decision-Making Training||14|
|ATCPC 7000026||Clinical Teaching||62|
|ATCPC 7000027||Components of Special Education||48|
|ATCPC 7000086-or-ATCPC 7000081||Generalist Teacher Prep-or-Creating Successful Classrooms||48|
|Texas Teacher Certification - Clinical Teaching Track Total||317|
Median wage: Wages vary by grade level and experience
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
- Teacher (K-12)2
The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."
Program Cost: $3,393.50
Additional costs required for certification fees and testing, application fees, background checks ,courses, course materials and textbooks.
Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.
Learn More About This Program
Registration for CCE classes is on an on-going, rolling basis. Use the online class search tool for the most up to date course listings and class starting dates.
Lone Star College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on College to award Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT), Associate of Science (AS) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees.