Please note that student teacher requests are handled through Human Resources; students or representatives of requesting programs should not contact campus staff directly.
Plano ISD welcomes student teachers during the fall and spring semesters. Plano ISD does not support the recording of lessons for observation, but live virtual observations are allowable. To request a placement for student teaching, please follow the guidelines and steps listed below:
1. Determine if your request is from a Partner University
Universities that partner with the Plano ISD for student teacher placement include:
Dallas Baptist University
Stephen F. Austin State University
Southern Methodist University
The University of Texas at Dallas
Texas A&M University - Commerce
Texas Christian University
Texas State University
Texas Tech University
Texas Woman’s University
University of North Texas
Alternative Certification Programs
ACT Houston - at Dallas
Texas Teachers of Tomorrow
All student teacher candidates must be entering the final semester of the teacher preparation program; and, upon successful completion of student teaching and any other program requirements, be eligible for a Texas Standard Teaching Certificate. Plano ISD does not place student teachers in paid internship assignments.
PISD will not place student teachers from programs outside the state of Texas.
2. Review Placement Timelines
Fall Semester-- Applications must be received by April 1st
Spring Semester-- Applications must be received by November 1st
3. Complete the Student Teacher Application for Student Teaching Placement
Please complete the Student Teacher Application for your student teaching request. It is imperative that you select "Student Teacher" in the Jobs/Location Category section of your application.
When completing the application, it is not necessary to select a campus location as placements will be determined by HR Staff and are based solely on availability. Please select the Student Teacher option under location. It is the last category on the screen.
If you have submitted a volunteer application in the past for observing or for another reason you may select "Returning Volunteer" on the application launch page. If you do not remember your User ID and password, select "Forgot User ID and Password." Once you are logged in, you will be able to update your application for student teaching by selecting "Student Teacher" listed on the "Jobs" section. You will need to submit your application again after selecting the certification level for placement.
If you have any questions about the Student Teaching process in Plano ISD, please contact:Sherri Eppler
Employee Recruitment and Retention
2700 W. 15th Street
Plano, TX 75075