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University/ACP sponsored Student Teachers and Classroom Observers

Irving ISD welcomes student teachers and observers during the Fall and Spring semesters. 




Deadline for Fall 2014-15 student teacher placement requests will be May 31, 2014.

1. Student Teacher Requirements

Student Teaching Placement Request must come from the University/Alternative Certification Program Director/Coordinator. Student Teacher Opportunities



Kay Riggs, Certification Officer


Mark Chapa, Coordinator of Substitute Staffing and Recruiting



2. Student Classroom Observers 

Observation requests for this school year are now closed. 

First day to apply for observations is September 2, 2014.  Observation requests will be accepted through May 1, 2015. 

NOTE:  Student observation approvals granted in the Fall semester are valid in the Spring semester.

Student Classroom Observers are for students who need this requirement for their university, college or alternative certification program only.

Classroom ObservationYou are required to fill out an online application for Student Classroom Observation. Once the application is received you will go through an online background check. This can take up to 7 days to complete.

You will receive an email from TalentEd when your background check has cleared. Print the email out and present this authorization page, along with your picture ID to the campus secretary each time you arrive at your observation campus. It is your responsibility to contact the campus to see if they can accommodate you to complete your observation hours.