The teaching internship is an opportunity for post-baccalaureate students only. Students eligible for an internship must complete a university-supervised teaching assignment as a contracted, fully employed, first-year teacher in an approved, accredited school in continuous fall-spring semesters.

Internships are completed in cooperation with an approved, accredited school that provides a mentoring teacher during the internship year. This cooperative partnership represents the practical application of the teaching/learning process. The internship requires special permission from the UT Dallas director of student/clinical teaching and Field Experience Programs.

Eligibility for an internship requires the candidate to demonstrate high ethical standards, exhibit professional maturity and meet the following requirements:

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • Secure a contract as the faculty of record for a fall-spring academic year with an approved, accredited school.
  • Complete all required professional education coursework with a GPA of 3.00 or higher.
  • Complete all required course work in teaching field (certification content area) with a 3.00 GPA or higher.
  • Pass both required TExES examinations for the specific teaching certification sought prior to the internship year.
  • Register for internship courses in the fall and spring semester of the academic year of internship.
  • Pay tuition for fall-spring semesters internship coursework plus the $250 internship fee each semester.