Clinical Teaching

Clinical I: Methods

The Clinical I: Methods semester occurs when students enroll in Methods coursework. During this semester, students spend one day a week (1 full, 8 hour day or 2 half, four hour days) at an assigned placement school to complete field experience observations (the first five weeks of placement) and begin co-teaching models including: 1 teach, 1 observe; 1 teach-1 assist; and parallel teaching (during the final eight weeks of placement).  View the Clinical Teaching Handbook for more information about field based expectations.

Students applying to Clinical I: Methods (prior to January 2020), must meet the following criteria:

  • Prior admission to Teacher Education Program
  • Minimum 2.75 CUM GPA and Major GPA
  • Complete Checkpoint I (during EDUC 3320) with a minimum grade of B
  • Successfully complete all coursework prior to Clinical I and II coursework OR have a signed Plan of Contingency for completion. Please note, Bilingual Candidates must have a minimum grade of B in EDBE 3470/3480. Special Education candidates must have a grade of B in EDRE 4861 and EDEE 4350.
  • Complete the Clinical I application in TK20 by the assigned deadline prior to the semester of entrance
  • Demonstrate evidence of meeting the following licensure examination benchmarks:
    • All Candidates: Attempt on the TExES Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities representative exam
    • Bilingual Candidates:  Attempt on the BTLPT representative exam and pass the Spanish Proficiency Test (oral/written)
    • ESL Candidates: Attempt on the ESL representative exam

Students applying to Clinical I: Methods (after to January 2020), must meet the following criteria:

  • Prior admission to Teacher Education Program
  • Minimum 2.75 CUM GPA and Major GPA
  • Complete Checkpoint I (during EDUC 3320) with a minimum grade of B
  • Successfully complete all coursework prior to Clinical I and II coursework OR have a signed Plan of Contingency for completion. Please note, Bilingual Candidates must have a minimum grade of B in EDBE 3470/3480. Special Education candidates must have a grade of B in EDRE 4861 and EDEE 4350.
  • Complete the Clinical I application in TK20 by the assigned deadline prior to the semester of entrance
  • Demonstrate evidence of meeting the following licensure examination benchmarks:
    • All Candidates: Attempt on the TExES Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities representative exam
    • Bilingual Candidates:  Attempt on the BTLPT representative exam and pass the Spanish Proficiency Test (oral/written)
    • ESL Candidates: Attempt on the ESL representative exam

Clinical II: Student Teaching

The Clinical II: Student Teaching semester occurs when students enroll in their final course (six credit hours) and spend full days (at least 7 hours) over 14 full weeks in an assigned clinical placement with a supervisor.   During this time, students work with the mentor teacher under six different co-teaching models, complete at least 4 formal observation cycles with pre-conferences and post-conferences, and utilize video to reflect on their practice. View the Clinical Teaching Handbook for more information about field based expectations.

Students applying to Clinical II: Student Teaching (prior to January 2020), must meet the following criteria:

  • Current enrollment in Clinical 1: Methods courses, with a minimum of 6 credit hours residency at UNT Dallas
  • A minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Completion of all coursework except EDUC 4200 Student Teaching, unless otherwise approved
  • Successful completion of Checkpoint II (during Clinical I) with a minimum grade of B
  • Complete the Clinical II application in TK20 by the assigned deadline prior to the semester of entrance
  • Demonstrate evidence of meeting the following licensure examination benchmarks:
    • All Candidates: Attempt on the representative content exam (4-8 Subject Area or EC-6 Core or LOTE) by November 1st (to take EDUC 4200 in Spring) or February 1st (to take EDUC 4200 in Fall)
    • All Candidates: Pass the PPR exam by January 1.
    • All Candidates: Attempt the actual content exam by January 1
    • LOTE EC-12: Pass the LOTE exam by January 1
    • Bilingual/ESL Candidates: Pass the BTLPT Exam/ESL representative exam
    • Submission of a study plan based on data from representative exam (where applicable)

Students applying to Clinical II: Student Teaching (after January 2020), must meet the following criteria:

  • Current enrollment in Clinical 1: Methods courses, with a minimum of 6 credit hours residency at UNT Dallas
  • A minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Completion of all coursework except EDUC 4200 Student Teaching, unless otherwise approved
  • Successful completion of Checkpoint II (during Clinical I) with a minimum grade of B
  • Complete the Clinical II application in TK20 by the assigned deadline prior to the semester of entrance
  • Demonstrate evidence of meeting the following licensure examination benchmarks:
    • All Candidates: Attempt on the TExES representative content exam (4-8 Subject Area or EC-6 Core or LOTE) by November 1st (to take EDUC 4200 in Spring) or February 1st (to take EDUC 4200 in Fall)
    • All Candidates: attempt on the content exam by April 1st
    • Successful completion of the PPR exam by April 1st
    • LOTE: Successful completion of the LOTE exam
    • Bilingual/ESL Candidates: Successful completion of the BTLPT representative exam/ESL representative exam
    • Submission of a study plan based on data from representative exam (where applicable)

Clinical Admissions Review and Appeals Process

The application for Clinical I & Clinical Internship II is online via TK20 and submitted at the midpoint of the semester prior to entrance.  Announcements about the application link and application deadlines will be posted on campus, posted on the website and announced through courses.

Clinical applications are submitted to the UNT Dallas SOE Clinical Admissions Committee for review and approval.  Students may appeal a committee’s decision ONLY ONCE by submitting a letter of appeal to Clinical Admissions Committee chairperson, and does not guarantee a reversal in decision.

Once admitted to Clinical I & Clinical Internship II students must complete a background check with their corresponding placement school district. Information for background check will be emailed to student

Clinical Admissions Contact

Dr. Patsy Sosa-Sanchez at Patsy.Sosa-Sanchez@untdallas.edu