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Field Experiences

The primary objective of field experiences through Tarleton State University is to provide premier service for students requiring field placements by adhering to the University's core values of tradition, integrity, civility, leadership, excellence, and service 

Students are assigned to a school campus as a clinical teacher for an entire semester to meet Tarleton’s clinical teaching requirements and to exceed the State Board for Educator Certification requirements. The clinical teaching semester is one of the most important components of our Teacher Education Program. Students are provide with a mentor teacher and university supervisor, each role being critical for the success of our clinical teachers in their development from pre-service teacher to professional educator.

Clinical Teaching Application is due one year prior to the semester in which the clinical teaching will be done. Please submit all require materials to Suite 101 in the Math Building. The following dates are the final deadlines to apply:

  • Fall: September 30th
  • Spring: February 3rd

No late applications will be accepted.

Roles and Responsibilities

Robert H. Elliott Memorial Award for Outstanding Clinical Teaching

Spring 2017 Recipient

Victoria Johnson with Jordan Barkley

Victoria Johnson, Outstanding EC-6 Clinical Teaching

Each semester the Department of Curriculum and Instruction will recognize clinical teachers who best exemplify the qualities that Bob Elliott represented during his life. Specifically, the award will recognize clinical teachers who:

  1. are willing to “go the extra mile”;
  2. are dedicated to the needs and interest of students;
  3. are supportive of fellow teachers and administrators; and
  4. are conscious of the extremely important role which teachers play in the lives of young people.