Our department looks forward to the possibility of working together as we mentor the next generation of Aggie Teachers! Please email clinical-teaching@tamu.edu with any questions.


Supervisor Qualifications:

  • 3+ years teaching experience
  • Master’s degree
  • Current Texas teaching certification
  • Current principal (mid-management) or superintendent certification
  • Accomplished educator (as shown by student learning)
  • Experience mentoring new teachers
  • T-TESS Field Supervisor or Appraiser trained
  • Commitment for one academic year, if needed
  • May not be a current district employee

Expectations of University Supervisors:

  • Complete online new supervisor training (information will be sent early August/December via email)
  • Conduct an orientation for the cooperating teacher before the clinical teaching semester begins to provide information concerning the program and required responsibilities
  • Conduct a clinical teacher orientation by the first day of the clinical teaching semester to review the handbook
  • Lead student seminars
  • Monitor clinical teacher¹s notebook during the clinical teaching semester
  • Observe, assess and evaluate the clinical teacher regarding teaching, planning, management, and professionalism (minimum of four formal 45-minute observations)
  • Conduct mid-point and summative 3-way conference with the clinical teacher and cooperating teacher
  • Write recommendation letters
  • Act as a liaison between the school district and TLAC Field Experiences Office

Description of Clinical Teaching Semester:

  • Final semester of teaching program designed to transition students from pre-service teachers to classroom teachers
  • Placements are full-time for 70 school days

TLAC will offer supervisors a one-time contract payment of $450/clinical teacher, plus $75/clinical teacher travel stipend.



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