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Student Teacher Placement Request Procedures

  • University or alternative placement programs are required to have a valid Memorandum of Understanding prior to placing students.
  • Any university or alternative placement program interested in placing a student teacher with our district will need to contact Adriane Watson in Human Resources, via email, at, or Missy Hutson at
  • Students interested in placement within our district will need to ensure that their university emails the contact listed above, we do not make student teacher placements directly with students.
  • All student teachers are required to complete our Student Teacher Online Application as quickly as possible.
    • Fall Semester placement deadline – August 1
    • Spring Semester placement deadline – December 1
    • Click link above or go to, Select "Departments" "Human Resources" then "Job Postings" and "Online Application." When that screen opens up type "Student Teacher" in the search bar. Complete application and submit.
  • The application is utilized to process the student teaching placement request.
  • All placement requests are verified with the sponsoring University or Alternative Placement program listed on the application.
  • Northwest ISD student teacher placements are coordinated and approved through the Human Resources department; no other entity of the district is approved to negotiate placements.
  • Requests are processed according to the date received and placements are limited.
  • Students must consent to a background check and achieve approved status.
  • Students must attend a mandatory orientation.