• Student Observations

    Plano ISD is no longer accepting Student Observer requests for this semester.

    **Please Note: This page is for classroom observation requests only. If your program requires any kind of student interaction or instruction, please go to Student Teachers page for information on requesting a Student Teaching placement.**

  • Plano ISD welcomes classroom observers during the fall and spring semesters. Placement availability is limited, therefore, we ask that placement requests be made as early in the semester as possible. Requests are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis until the semester limit is reached. 

    To request an observation placement, please follow the guidelines and steps listed below and have your university/program submit a request for placement:

  • 1. Complete Application

        Students must complete and submit the Plano ISD online Student Observer Application

        The Criminal History background check will be run upon completion of the application.

    2. Submit Request

        Student must also complete the Classroom Observation Request form


    3. Advisor Verification 

        Have their Advisor e-mail a verification for the request for observation hours to certification@pisd.edu


    All three steps must be completed before approval can be granted for classroom observations.

     Any additional questions can be sent to certification@pisd.edu.

  • Plano ISD Identification Badge

    Identification badges will be issued at the campus where you will be observing after placements have been confirmed.  They must be worn at all times.

    In order to obtain a badge using the Raptor System on the specified campus, you will need to provide proof of identification during each observation; you may present a current driver's license, state/government-issued ID card or military ID card.