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Step 4: Choose District Preferences

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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.


Current Districts Partners

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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
    • Bastrop ISD
    • Comal ISD
    • Corpus Christi ISD
    • Coupland ISD
    • Del Valle ISD
    • Dripping Springs ISD
    • Eanes ISD
    • East Central ISD 
    • Elgin ISD
    • Georgetown ISD
    • Giddings ISD
    • Harlandale ISD
    • Hays CISD
    • Hondo ISD
    • Hutto ISD
    • Idea Public Schools
    • Judson ISD
    • Katherine Anne Porter School
    • Ki Charter Academy
    • Killeen ISD
    • Lake Travis ISD
    • Leander ISD
    • Liberty Hill ISD
    • Lockhart ISD
    • Luling ISD
    • Manor ISD
    • Marble Falls ISD
    • Marion ISD
    • McDade ISD
    • McMullen ISD
    • Navarro ISD
    • New Braunfels ISD
    • North East ISD
    • Northside ISD
    • Pflugerville ISD
    • Prairie Lea ISD
    • Rockdale ISD
    • Round Rock ISD
    • San Antonio ISD
    • San Marcos Academy
    • San Marcos CISD
    • Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD
    • Seguin ISD
    • Somerset ISD
    • Southwest ISD
    • Texas Preparatory School
    • 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)
    • Forth Worth ISD (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)
    • Waxahachie ISD (south of Dallas)
    • Wiley ISD (northeast 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 (west of Houston)
      • Alvin ISD (south of Houston)
      • Barbers Hill ISD (east of Houston)
      • Clear Creek ISD (southeast of Houston)
      • Conroe ISD (north of Houston)
      • Cypress-Fairbanks ISD (northwest of Houston)
      • Fort Bend ISD (southwest of Houston)
      • Galena Park ISD (east of Houston)
      • Humble ISD (north of Houston)
      • Katy ISD (west of Houston)
      • Klein ISD (northwest of Houston)
      • Lamar CISD (southwest of Houston)
      • Pearland ISD (south of Houston)
      • Royal ISD (west of Katy)
      • Spring Branch ISD (west Houston)
      • Tomball ISD (north of Houston)
      • Waller ISD (northwest 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

    • Gregory Portland ISD
    • Mercedes ISD
    • Weslaco 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 West 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.

    West Texas District Partners

    • Socorro ISD
    • Ysleta 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.