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Texas Teacher Certification: Clinical Teaching TrackCERTIFICATE

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Courses Contact Hours
ATCPC 7000062 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR) 108
ATCPC 7200018 TExES Review: PPR EC-12 7
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
  Field Experience 30
Texas Teacher Certification - Clinical Teaching Track Total 303

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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.

Licensure Employment in this field requires Texas licensure from the Texas Education Agency. If you are seeking initial teacher certification in Texas you must contact an approved educator preparation program. If you are seeking initial educational aide certification, you must obtain a recommendation from a Texas school district.

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