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Chapter 4: Student Teaching

Chapter 4

Clinical Teaching

Purpose and Definition

According to the Texas Education Agency, there are specific requirements to becoming a classroom teacher. One of these requirements is completion of Clinical Teaching, which is a supervised educator assignment through an Educator Preparation Program (EPP) at a public school accredited by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) or other school approved by the TEA for this purpose that may lead to completion of a standard certificate; also referred to as Student Teaching or Internship.

  • Student Teaching courses (EDST): Capstone course(s) during which you are placed in a K-12 classroom. During this semester you are a "student of teaching." It is a time of much learning, improvement, and growth. You will be supported by a Cooperating Teacher (chosen by the district) and a trained Texas State faculty member.
  • Internship: See Internship with Probationary Certificate.