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Step 4: Choose District Preferences

Student Teaching

Step 4: Choose District Preferences

Do NOT contact any district employees about your Student Teaching placement. Doing so may result in your Student Teaching being postponed to a future semester. 

Only EC-6 and Special Education student teachers may seek placement "Out of Area" without first receiving approval from a department Chair/Dean.

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  • Districts Partners in the Central Texas area are listed below. This list is subject to change without notice. You will have an opportunity to view the most up-to-date list of District Partners in the Student Teaching application each semester. 

    Central Texas District Partners

    • Alamo Heights ISD
    • Austin ISD
    • Comal ISD
    • Del Valle ISD
    • Dripping Springs ISD
    • Eanes ISD
    • Elgin ISD
    • Georgetown ISD
    • Hays CISD
    • Hutto ISD
    • Judson ISD
    • Killeen ISD
    • La Vernia ISD
    • Lake Travis ISD
    • Leander ISD
    • Lockhart ISD
    • Luling ISD
    • Manor ISD
    • Navarro ISD
    • New Braunfels ISD
    • North East ISD
    • Northside ISD
    • Pflugerville ISD
    • Round Rock ISD
    • San Antonio ISD
    • San Marcos CISD
    • Seguin ISD
    • Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD
    • Wimberley ISD

    Student Teaching at a Private School

    According to the Texas Education Agency (TEA), you must complete Student Teaching through a public school accredited by the TEA or other school approved by the TEA for this purpose. Due to the changing statuses of private schools, requests to Student Teach at a private school are handled on a case-by-case basis. If you are seeking to Student Teach at a private school, you must first obtain approval in writing (via email) from your department and the Director, Office of Educator Preparation. When you apply for Student Teaching, you may add a note about the private school, but you must still select two preferences from the list of public school districts in the event the private school option does not meet all the state requirements for the Student Teaching experience.

  • Districts Partners in the Dallas/Fort Worth area are listed below. This list is subject to change without notice. You will have an opportunity to view the most up-to-date list of District Partners in the Student Teaching application each semester.

    • EC-6/ESL, EC-6/Bilingual, 4-8 Generalist, 4-8 ELAR, 4-8 Math, 4-8 Math/Science, and Special Education students: you are eligible to Student Teach out-of-area.
    • All other students must gain written approval (via email) from your department chair or program coordinator and then forward that email to the Director of the Office of Educator Preparation.
      • NOTE: It is best that you get approval prior to the Student Teaching application period, but if you cannot, proceed to submit the Student Teaching application anyway.
      • Just be sure to indicate in the "Optional" comment box that you are in the process of seeking approval from your department for out-of-area placement.

    Dallas/Fort Worth District Partners

    • Allen ISD (north of Plano/Dallas)
    • Denton ISD (north-west of Dallas)
    • Frisco ISD (north of Dallas)
    • Grapevine-Colleyville ISD (west of Dallas)
    • Keller ISD (north of Fort Worth)
    • Mansfield ISD (southeast of Fort Worth, west of Dallas)
    • Plano ISD (north of Dallas)
    • Richardson ISD (north of Dallas)

    Student Teaching at a Private School

    According to the Texas Education Agency (TEA), you must complete Student Teaching through a public school accredited by the TEA or other school approved by the TEA for this purpose. Due to the changing statuses of private schools, requests to Student Teach at a private school are handled on a case-by-case basis. If you are seeking to Student Teach at a private school, you must first obtain approval in writing (via email) from your department and the Director, Office of Educator Preparation. When you apply for Student Teaching, you may add a note about the private school, but you must still select two preferences from the list of public school districts in the event the private school option does not meet all the state requirements for the Student Teaching experience.

  • Districts Partners in the Houston area are listed below. This list is subject to change without notice. You will have an opportunity to view the most up-to-date list of District Partners in the Student Teaching application each semester.

    • EC-6/ESL, EC-6/Bilingual, 4-8 Generalist, 4-8 ELAR, 4-8 Math, 4-8 Math/Science, and Special Education students: you are eligible to Student Teach out-of-area.
    • All other students must gain written approval (via email) from your department chair or program coordinator and then forward that email to the Director of the Office of Educator Preparation.
      • NOTE: It is best that you get approval prior to the Student Teaching application period, but if you cannot, proceed to submit the Student Teaching application anyway.
      • Just be sure to indicate in the "Optional" comment box that you are in the process of seeking approval from your department for out-of-area placement.

      Houston District Partners

      • Alief ISD 
      • Clear Creek ISD (southeast of Houston)
      • Conroe ISD (north of Houston)
      • Cypress-Fairbanks ISD (north of Houston)
      • Fort Bend ISD (southwest of Houston)
      • Houston ISD 
      • Katy ISD (west of Houston)
      • Klein ISD (northwest of Houston)
      • Lamar CISD (southwest of Houston)
      • Pearland ISD (south of Houston)

      Student Teaching at a Private School

      According to the Texas Education Agency (TEA), you must complete Student Teaching through a public school accredited by the TEA or other school approved by the TEA for this purpose. Due to the changing statuses of private schools, requests to Student Teach at a private school are handled on a case-by-case basis. If you are seeking to Student Teach at a private school, you must first obtain approval in writing (via email) from your department and the Director, Office of Educator Preparation. When you apply for Student Teaching, you may add a note about the private school, but you must still select two preferences from the list of public school districts in the event the private school option does not meet all the state requirements for the Student Teaching experience.

  • Districts Partners in the South Texas area are listed below. This list is subject to change without notice. You will have an opportunity to view the most up-to-date list of District Partners in the Student Teaching application each semester.

    • EC-6/ESL, EC-6/Bilingual, 4-8 Generalist, 4-8 ELAR, 4-8 Math, 4-8 Math/Science, and Special Education students: you are eligible to Student Teach out-of-area.
    • All other students must gain written approval (via email) from your department chair or program coordinator and then forward that email to the Director of the Office of Educator Preparation.
      • NOTE: It is best that you get approval prior to the Student Teaching application period, but if you cannot, proceed to submit the Student Teaching application anyway.
      • Just be sure to indicate in the "Optional" comment box that you are in the process of seeking approval from your department for out-of-area placement.

      South Texas District Partners

      Student Teaching at a Private School

      According to the Texas Education Agency (TEA), you must complete Student Teaching through a public school accredited by the TEA or other school approved by the TEA for this purpose. Due to the changing statuses of private schools, requests to Student Teach at a private school are handled on a case-by-case basis. If you are seeking to Student Teach at a private school, you must first obtain approval in writing (via email) from your department and the Director, Office of Educator Preparation. When you apply for Student Teaching, you may add a note about the private school, but you must still select two preferences from the list of public school districts in the event the private school option does not meet all the state requirements for the Student Teaching experience.

      • Harlingen CISD 
      • La Feria ISD (west of Harlingen)
      • La Villa ISD (west of Harlingen)
      • Mercedes ISD (west of Harlingen)
      • San Benito CISD (west of Harlingen)
      • Santa Rosa ISD (northwest of Harlingen)
      • South Texas ISD (San Benito/Mercedes area)
      • Weslaco ISD (west of Harlingen)