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Pre-Service Internship II (TCED 4978)

Qualifications to Enter into Pre-Service Internship II Clinical Teaching

Students must meet the following requirements for admission to Pre-service Internship II:

  1. All Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) exams must be passed by the benchmark dates to be eligible for Internship II Clinical Teaching:  
    • June 1 to participate in the fall semester.
    • January 1 to participate in spring semester.
  2. Successful completion of Pre-Service Internship I with a grade of "B-" or better.
  3. Successful completion of all field experiences courses.
  4. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.000 or better in pedagogy courses, with a "B-" or better in Pre-Service Internship I.
  5. A GPA of 2.500 or better in specialization courses with grades of "C-"or better in all other coursework at UHCL.
  6. Successful completion of TCED 4100/4102.

Current Internship I candidates do not need to apply for Internship II.

  • The State Assessments Coordinator will verify that all required TExES exams were passed by the benchmark dates listed below to determine candidates' eligibility (item 1 above).   
    • June 1 to participate in the fall semester.
    • January 1 to participate in spring semester.
  • The COE Advising staff will automatically conduct an audit of all Internship I candidates' academic records at the end of each semester to determine candidates' eligibility (items 2-6 above).

Internship II Clinical Teaching Program

UHCL Clinical teachers are provided with experiences that will assist in the development and application of knowledge, skills and dispositions to continue their growth and development as new teachers. They accept increasing responsibility for their development as professional educators, demonstrate their ability to integrate and implement the knowledge, skills and dispositions of effective teaching, continue development as critical reflective thinkers, while becoming self-confident and effective practitioners.

The Internship II Clinical Teaching experience continues with the same Internship I mentor teacher and mentoring team. During the Internship II semester, clinical teachers will adhere to the instructional day of the PDS site Monday through Friday. They are responsible for understanding and applying school policies and procedures for their designated PDS and the Internship I and II Handbook. They will participate in ALL aspects of the professional role of teacher, including, but not limited to: professional committees and meetings; monitoring duty (cafeteria, bus lines, etc.); parent and student conferencing; extra-curricular activities with prior approval of the district supervisor; and, other assigned professional duties. Field supervisors will provide a calendar with all dates and times for Internship II meetings, assignment due dates, and attendance requirements.

NOTE: No more than six additional semester hours may be taken during Pre-service Internship II (TCED 4978). These additional courses must meet no earlier than 7 p.m., as they may interfere with Internship II course requirements. See a COE advisor for acceptable coursework.    


  • Center for Professional Development of Teachers

    Phone: 281-283-3612

    Bayou Building 1231
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 517
    Houston, TX 77058-1002