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Tue, November 12, 2019


Clinical teaching is an extremely important component of the certification program. The primary purpose of clinical teaching is to apply what has been learned in university courses to the professional setting (i.e., an actual classroom). It is expected that the clinical teaching component of the certification program will be completed through UTSA.

Admission to the professional semester of clinical teaching must be requested by formal application during the semester before the student plans to student teach. A meeting will be held early in the semester to disseminate application information. The deadline for the application for students who plan to clinical teach in the Fall Semester is March 1.

For students planning to clinical teach in the Spring Semester, the deadline for the application is October 15.

Clinical teaching is NOT offered during the summer term. For more information on student teaching view our frequently asked questions page.

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Policy for Outbound Clinical Teaching

Individuals who wish to complete their clinical teaching semester outside of the San Antonio area must submit their request in writing via the Petition for Outbound Clinical Teaching. The Petition may be obtained from the Director of Clinical Teaching. The expectation is that students enrolled in the UTSA Teacher Certification Program will complete clinical teaching in the San Antonio area; therefore, reasons for clinical teaching in other parts of the state must be strongly extenuating.  The petition, including information about extenuating circumstances, will be reviewed and decided by a College Committee. The Committee's decision is final.

Per 19 Texas Administrative Code rule 228, a university field supervisor must be hired by the Educator Preparation Program to supervise a clinical teacher. Thus, local field supervisors will be employed by UTSA to supervise clinical teachers who must leave the San Antonio area to complete clinical teaching in other parts of the state. Depending on availability and quality of local field supervision, a candidate's request for outbound clinical teaching may be denied.

Because of significant changes coming to the Teacher Certification Program, the final semester that outbound clinical teaching petitions will be considered is for Fall 2019 clinical teaching. There will be no outbound clinical teaching after the Fall 2019 semester.

For further information, contact the Director of Clinical Teaching, Janet Scott, janet.scott@utsa.edu.

UTSA Clinical Teaching:

The Office of Teacher Education Services has moved to the Main Building 3.310. Please call 210-458-5420 for more information.

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