Policy Regarding Releasing a Clinical
Teacher for Full-time Employment

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The College of Education faculty has determined that clinical teaching is a critical component and the culminating experience of educator preparation. Therefore, the COE has established the following standards for releasing a  Teacher Candidate for full-time employment at the request of a school district:

  1. The clinical teacher must have completed a minimum of eleven weeks in the student teaching assignment.

  2. The request must originate from the district where the clinical teacher is student teaching.

  3. A committee consisting of the following individuals will be involved in determining if the clinical teacher will be permitted to sign a contract with the school district to be placed in a classroom as a regular teacher: On-site principal, On-site cooperating teacher(s), DBU's supervising professor(s), Dean of the College of Education.


Should a clinical teacher elect to ignore these guidelines, the Teacher Candidate shall be withdrawn from clinical teaching and thus not be eligible to receive a teaching certificate from the state with the approval of Dallas Baptist University and the College of Education.

In addition, this would prevent an undergraduate Teacher Candidate from receiving a degree unless a General Studies degree requirement could be met without the six hours of clinical teaching.

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Policies and Information:
Admission to the Educator Preparation Program
Retention in the Program
Admission to Clinical Teaching
Releasing a Clinical Teacher for Full-time Employment
Redirection from the Program


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