Student Teaching and Classroom Observations

 

Rockwall ISD is proud to partner with local universities and certification programs to provide opportunities for aspiring educators to learn and observe in our classrooms. We will do our best to place all candidates. We will notify the University or Service Center once the placement has been approved. We will also notify the University or Service Center if we are unable to place a student teacher in the requested field.

Individuals are eligible to complete Student Teaching in Rockwall ISD if:

  • Currently enrolled in a teacher degree program at a four-year college or university.
  • Currently seeking certification through an Alternative Certification Program.
  • Attend a mandatory Student Teacher Orientation

Student Teacher placement requests must be made by the University or Certification Program.

  • Fall semester requests must be received on or before May 1st
  • Spring semester requests must be received on or before December 1st

The request must include:

Submit both required documents at the same time to Ellen Hostetler by scanning and emailing to ellen.hostetler@rockwallisd.org

 

 

Student Classroom Observations

Individuals are eligible to complete Classroom Observations in Rockwall ISD if:

  • Currently enrolled in a teacher degree program at a four-year college or university.
  • Currently seeking certification through an Alternative Certification Program.

Eligible Candidates will:

Submit all three (3) required documents at the same time to Ellen Hostetler by scanning and emailing to ellen.hostetler@rockwallisd.org

Scheduling of Classroom Observations

  • Classroom observations will not be permitted during the first three (3) weeks of each semester.
  • Fall semester requests must be received on or before Oct. 15th
  • Spring semester requests must be received on or before February 6th
  • All requests for classroom observations are subject to space and availability
  • At any point during the school year, we reserve the right to deny classroom observers based on the number of requests received and District calendar of events
  • Rockwall ISD does not offer summer classroom observations

Human Resources Department will:

  • Notify the Applicant whether or not the request is approved.
  • Provide the Observer with the name of the campus at which he/she will be completing classroom observations along with the teacher’s name and school phone number/email address.
    • Observer is responsible for communicating with the campus in a timely manner to schedule his/her classroom observations.
    • Observer is responsible for informing the campus of any necessary scheduling changes.
    • Failure to do so may result in dismissal from observation opportunities.