Student Teacher Placement Request Procedures

Student Teacher Placement Request Procedures

  • University or alternative placement programs are required to have a valid Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prior to placing students


  • Any university or alternative placement program interested in placing a student teacher with our district will need to contact Kristin Carter in Human Resources, via email,, or Missy Hutson at
  • Students interested in placement within our district will need to ensure that their university emails the contact listed above - we do not make student teacher placements directly with students
  • All student teachers are required to complete our External Application as quickly as possible.
    • Fall Semester placement deadline – August 1
    • Spring Semester placement deadline – December 1 
  • The application is utilized to process the student teaching placement request
  • All placement requests are verified with the sponsoring University or Alternative Placement program listed on the application
  • Northwest ISD (NISD) student teacher placements are coordinated and approved through the Human Resources department; no other entity of the district is approved to negotiate placements
  • Requests are processed according to the date received and placements are limited  
  • Students must consent to a background check and achieve approved status    
  • Students must attend a mandatory orientation

Student Observer/Early Field Experience Procedures and Schedule

  • Our district accepts student observation placement requests during the following dates:
    • September through November, January through March

  • If you are interested in conducting student observations in our district, please follow the instructions below:
    • Register as a volunteer through our EZ Volunteer System
    • Allow 5-7 business days for the background check to be processed
    • If approved, your name will appear on the district approved volunteer list
    • The student or program will contact the campus by phone or email ONLY to ask permission and to coordinate your observation schedule
    • All observers must respect all confidentiality rules and regulations and follow campus procedures