Program Delivery

Teacher candidates will attend classes Tuesday and Thursday evenings (5:00 pm – 9:00 pm) and Saturdays (9:00 am – 3:00 pm). Classes will be held at 6455 Hiller St., Suite A-2. The lead trainer, Margarita Guerry, will be teaching the course. The pre-service training will be approximately 21 weeks of classroom instruction plus 30 clock hours of field experience plus 50 clock hours of staff development during the internship.

Clinical Teaching 14 weeks for a full day or 28 weeks of half a day as a teacher of record.

Tuesday and Thursday evening classes will be used to instruct teacher candidates on pedagogical theories and teaching strategies.

Saturday classes will help teacher candidates establish a connection between theory and practice. The lead trainer will model teaching strategies to teacher candidates in a classroom setting.

Internship — Internships start once a teacher candidate secures a job in a school district. During the internship, the program intern should accrue 50 clock hours of professional development provided by school districts.

Teacher candidates will be prepared to secure a job as a full-time EC through the 12th-grade teacher of record under an intern or probationary certificate in one of the nine districts in the El Paso area. Interns will also avail themselves of any district offered in-service held during this semester.

Teacher candidates with an intern certificate will be observed five times during their internship of ten months.  These visits will allow the program mentor to model and guide the intern.

Post Internship—-May of 2006 & Beyond
The second year of mentoring will be conducted upon request by the program teacher.


You can be fully certified in clinical teaching in 14 weeks full-time or 24 weeks part-time rather than the entire year of the internship if you have met the program requirements and have passed the TExES.

Selection Criteria for Clinical Teachers/Students

Program students who have circumstances that are beyond their control:

Military personnel or their spouses

Program students who have not obtained employment in a school for two or three consecutive years as a teacher of record and/or student candidates whose companies or spouses have been transferred to another state or country.

Program students who have completed 21 weeks of classroom instruction and 30 clock hours of field experience.

Program students who passed all mandated Pearson Content and Pedagogy tests for their initial certification.

Students who are able to pay the $5,555.00 cost of the Program after the 14 weeks as a teacher of record.


The program commits itself to provide a two-year support system for teacher candidates. Teacher candidates will receive 100% support until he/she passes all tests to be fully certified in the State of Texas.

The program has been designed to move the teacher preparation program from the 20th century to the demands of educating children as strategic readers, strategic writers, independent thinkers, problem solvers, and self-directed learners. The teachers become the facilitators of their student’s learning process. The program’s core curriculum is based on research-based teaching techniques and principles. It has also been carefully aligned to Texas to the Texas Essential Knowledge Skills (TEKS) and State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Responsibilities Standards I-IV.

The program has been designed to follow a scope and a sequence to provide Teacher candidates with the opportunity to continue building their knowledge and skills throughout their teacher preparation program.

The program lead trainer has more than thirty years of experience as a classroom teacher, school principal, trainer of trainers, trainer of teachers, teacher supervisor, and researcher.


Teacher applicants receive a letter of admission to begin job searching upon entering the program.

TExES test preparation.


Only $555 upfront is required for enrollment.

Research-based learning and teaching practices.

High scores in STAAR test by program teachers.