Postbaccalaureate education candidates on a certification plan who secure a teaching position at an accredited school in the area and at the level that they are seeking certification may do an internship instead of student teaching. The candidate must qualify for the teacher education program before entering into an internship.
• According to Texas Administrative Code 228.35 – candidate must complete 30 clock hours of field-
based observation to be completed prior to student teaching or internship. Appropriate activities include
substitute teaching, hours spent as a classroom aide or classroom observations in an accredited school.
See TERO for documentation requirements.
• All candidates seeking certification are required to successfully complete all TExES Academy Program
According to Texas Administrative Code 228.35 – candidate must complete 30 clock hours of training prior to student teaching or internship. Completion of 2 VOICE courses will fulfill this requirement.
All Teacher Certification candidates must pass all teacher education courses required for teacher certification with a “C” or better.
To serve an internship, the candidate must meet probationary certification requirements as outlined by the Texas Education Agency and must apply through the Teacher Education Records Office (TERO), complete all necessary paper work, contact the Director of Field Experience, and enroll in the appropriate courses.
Students are responsible for applying for a probationary certificate with TEA (www.tea.state.tx.us ).