Pre-Service Internships I and II Application

TCED 4378, Pre-Service Internship I; and TCED 4978,  Pre-Service Internship II (or TCED 4668, Pre-Service Internship II- Generalist)  are the capstone experiences for University of Houston-Clear Lake-approved Teacher Education Program and undergraduate students must enroll in consecutive long semesters (fall/spring or spring/fall) to complete these two  experiences. The rules governing TCED 4378, and TCED 4978/TCED 4668 are  identical. Pre-Service Internship I is every Wednesday of the public school  semester. Pre-Service Internship II is every day of the public school semester.  Enrollment in Pre-Service Internship I should not be considered until almost  all content and basic certification courses have been successfully completed,  since the number of semester hours in the Pre-Service Internship II semester is  restricted to 15 hours. 

Application Process

Informational Meetings

Informational meetings are scheduled each fall and spring semesters prior to the application deadline. They are scheduled for early September or early February. The dates, times and room numbers are posted on the CPDT bulletin board in hallway of Bayou Suite 1231 by the start of classes each semester. COE advisors also notify students of the Informational Meetings via UHCL e-mail. You are required to attend only ONE (1) meeting for spring 2018 Internship 1.

  • Fall 2018 Internship I Mandatory Informational Meetings
  • Tuesday, January 9, 2018

     11AM – 12PM room number to be announced

  • Thursday, January 11, 2018
     5PM – 6PM room number to be announced

Application Deadlines

Students must apply for Pre-Service Internship I through the Center for Professional Development of Teachers. No late applications are accepted. Applications are only available at the Informational Meeting or in the CPDT after the informational meeting.

  • Internship I TCED 4738 Deadlines
  • October 1
    Application deadline for spring entry
  • March 1
    Application deadline for fall entry

Current Internship I candidates do not need to apply for Internship II. The COE Advising Office will automatically conduct an audit of all Internship I candidates’ academic records at the end of each semester to  determine candidates’ eligibility for Internship II.

Pedagogy coursework must be taken prior to or concurrently  with Pre-Service Internship I. The Office of Academic Advising will perform  audits to establish students' eligibility for these experiences. Audits are work copies only. The degree and/or certification Candidate Plan of Study (CPS) is the official documentation of requirements.

  • College of Education

    Phone: 281-283-3600

    Bayou Building 1237
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 517
    Houston, TX 77058-1002