• Student Teachers

    Plano ISD welcomes student teachers and observers during the fall and spring semesters. To request a placement for student teaching or observing, 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:

    Austin College
    Baylor University
    Dallas Baptist University
    Stephen F. Austin State University
    Southern Methodist University
    The University of Texas at Dallas
    Texas A&M University - College Station
    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
    Region 10
    Southern Methodist University 
    Texas A&M University - Commerce 
    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 or online programs.



  • 2. Review Placement Timelines

    Fall 2018 -- Applications must be received by April 2, 2018
    The Student Teacher Application will be available March 1, 2018 and must be completed by April 1, 2018.

    Spring 2019-- Applications must be received by November 2, 2018
    The Student Teacher Application will be available October 1, 2018 and must be completed by November 2, 2018.

    Each student must have a program advisor assigned prior to submission of the application.  Plano ISD does not provide or recommend program advisors or supervisors.

  • 3. Complete Application for Student Teaching Placement

    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.

    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.

    Please complete the application for your student teaching request.

  • Student teacher requests will be handled through Human Resources. Students or representatives of the requesting programs should NOT contact teachers or principals directly.


    Plano ISD Identification Badge

    Badges will be issued at the Student Teacher Orientation after placements have been confirmed.

    Badges must be worn at all times while on the assigned campus.

  • Teacher posing with students

  • If you have any questions about the Student Teaching process in the Plano ISD, please contact:Melissa Cobb
    Employee Recruitment and Retention
    Human Resources
    2700 W. 15th Street
    Plano, TX 75075
    (469) 752-8189