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Education Field Placement (Student Teaching/Intern/Observation)

DVISD’s Department of Student & Staff Support Services must approve all request for college/university education field placements.  This includes all Student Teaching, Observations, and Practicum placements.

Student Teaching/Observing/Interning in DVISD 
Students are eligible to student teach, complete classroom observations, or intern in DVISD if currently enrolled in a teacher degree program at a college or university or currently seeking certification through an alternative certification program.

Students seeking to be placed on a district campus for spring 2019 student teaching will need to complete the Student Teacher/Observation/Intern Application found on the DVISD Student & Staff Support Services application website.  The spring 2019 application is now open and can be found here.  The Department of Student & Staff Support Services will contact the program coordinator and student by e-mail, after the application has been received and a DPS Background Check has been processed.

Students/program coordinators should not contact the campuses directly for placement.

Student & Staff Support Services will work with the program coordinators from colleges and universities to place student teachers in DVISD schools and obtain final approval from the campus principal for all placements. Students will be placed based on campus/teacher eligibility.  Not all students who apply will be placed in the district.  All Student Teachers/Counselor Interns who have been approved by Student & Staff Support Services & confirmed by the campus will be required to attend a Student Teacher/Counselor Intern Orientation with Student & Staff Support Services.  Each Student Teacher/Counselor Intern will receive an official badge identification at this orientation. Student Teachers/Counselor Interns may not report to the campus until a badge is obtained from Student & Staff Support Services (not the school).

Student observers seeking observation hours only must complete the Student Teacher/Intern/Observer application and may only report to the campus, once cleared by Student & Staff Support Services.

Please call Student & Staff Support Services to schedule for spring a orientation – (512) 386-3040 

Interning in DVISD 
Student & Staff Support Services may allow for non-paid internships depending on department eligibility and need.  Anyone seeking non-paid internships should contact the department they are interested in interning with to check for placement eligibility.  The district offers a few paid internships in select departments, depending on eligibility and funding.  Only after checking placement eligibility should prospective interns complete the Student Teacher/Observer/Intern Application.

All questions related to Student Teaching/Observing/Interning in DVISD can be directed to Gabril Munoz, or (512)386-3040