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Student Observation

Due to the volume of requests, Plano ISD will only place individuals for observations who are in university based programs that lead directly to student teaching and are one of our partner universities or any of our partner alternative certification programs.  Students will be placed, if they need 20 or more observation hours.  We will not place student observers from junior colleges or online programs.

Partner Universities

Universities that partner with the Plano ISD for student observation 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 Tech University
Texas Woman’s University
University of North Texas

Alternative Certification Programs

ACT Houston - at Dallas
Collin College
Region 10
Southern Methodist University
Texas A&M University - Commerce
Texas Teachers

Requests:  University personnel and/or student observers should submit request for student observation placements to:

Darci Miller

Plano Independent School District
2700 West 15th St.
Plano, TX 75075

Program Time Lines

FALL semester observation requests must be received by October 1st.

SPRING semester observation requests must be received by March 1st.

District Volunteer Application and Criminal History background check

  • Students must complete and submit the Plano ISD online Volunteer application.
    Volunteer Application                    
  • The Criminal History background check will be run upon completion of the application.

Plano ISD Identification Badge

  • Identification Badges will be issued at the campus 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 use a Current Driver's License, State/Government Issued ID Card, or a Military ID Card.