§227.5: Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

(1) Alternative certification program--An approved educator preparation program, delivered by entities described in §228.20(a) of this title (relating to Governance of Educator Preparation Programs), specifically designed as an alternative to a traditional undergraduate certification program, for individuals already holding at least a baccalaureate degree.

(2) Candidate--A participant in an educator preparation program seeking certification.

(3) Clinical teaching--A 12-week full-day teaching practicum in an alternative certification program at a public school accredited by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) or a TEA-recognized private school that may lead to completion of a standard certificate.

(4) Contingency admission--Conditional admission to an educator preparation program, pending graduation and degree conferred from a recognized regional accrediting organization as specified in Chapter 230, Subchapter Y, of this title (relating to Definitions); or an accrediting organization recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

(5) Educator preparation program--An entity approved by the State Board for Educator Certification to recommend candidates in one or more educator certification fields.

(6) Internship--A one-year supervised professional assignment at a public school accredited by the TEA or a TEA-recognized private school that may lead to completion of a standard certificate.

(7) Practicum--Practical work in a particular field; refers to student teaching, clinical teaching, internship, or practicum for a professional certificate that is in the school setting.

(8) Semester credit hour--One semester credit hour is equal to 15 clock-hours at an accredited university.

(9) Student teaching--A 12-week full-day teaching practicum in a program provided by an accredited university at a public school accredited by the TEA or a TEA-recognized private school that may lead to completion of a standard certificate.

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Source Note: The provisions of this §227.5 adopted to be effective December 14, 2008, 33 TexReg 10011