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Field Experiences (Clinical Teaching)

Texas A&M University–Central Texas students participate in field experiences in local school districts each semester. Field experiences are connected to the concepts being taught in the Teacher Education Program courses. These field experiences allow students an opportunity to work with groups of diverse students at several developmental levels.

Before participating in any field experience, students are required to submit a Criminal Background Check Consent form to the school district. As districts have differing procedures regarding this process, updated information on district procedures may be found on district websites.

Students must adhere to the Code of Ethics and Standard Practices for Texas Educators at all times. Additionally, students must dress in accordance with the respective school district's dress code and by the Field Placement professional dress recommendations.

Clinical Teaching

Application for Clinical Teaching is made while enrolled in Professional Development II, well in advance to enable the establishment of appropriate settings for each student. Applications are due October 15 or March 15 one year prior to the semester in which the student plans to participate in clinical teaching. The Coordinator of Field Placement assumes full responsibility for contacting the public schools regarding placement of clinical teachers.