Clinical Practice Office
Director of Clinical Practice
Mr. Tim Sutton
As a student at the UNT COE, I gained the knowledge and skills necessary to be an effective teacher... The UNT COE continues to invest in its in-service graduates long after graduation."
Amy Anderson ('08), 8th grade Math teacher
The Clinical Practice Program at the University of North Texas College of Education provides student teaching interns with extensive opportunities to move beyond being students of organized knowledge to become classroom teachers who put their acquired knowledge into practice in the classroom.
Our partners in this process of providing guided and gradual induction into classroom teaching are the teachers and administrators in public school systems. The College of Education works collaboratively with our partner schools to provide field-based programs for both undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students seeking initial certification in elementary and secondary levels.
This website provides general information about the Clinical Practice Program operation and application procedures for Teacher Education students seeking initial certification through the UNT College of Education.
All current and intending students are requested to consult the website regularly as the information is updated as the need arises. Links to other websites are available that provide information for completing certification requirements. EC-6 and 4-8 students should attend an information meeting, as noted on the calendar link, prior to doing their application for PDS 1.
If you are in the Secondary program, there are new meetings scheduled in September. These dates have been listed on the Calendar link on this site. If you have specific questions please contact the Clinical Practice Office. Secondary undergraduate students must do an application for Early Field Experience with the EDSE 4840 class, and then they must do another application when they are ready for Student Teaching. These two semesters should be the last two semesters before graduation. Applications for all field experience are done during a specific window of time in the long semester prior to the semester that you will be out in the field. All applications are completed in TK20. All deadlines are posted on the Calendar link on this site.
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207 Matthews Hall
Denton, TX 76203