School Districts

TWU will strive to grant a candidate's request concerning a preferred location for their field experience/observation; however, the school districts may have other obligations, or other factors may determine your placement. Candidates are to complete the background requirements for the first choice district only. Each district is unique in what is required to obtain approval for placement.

District Specific Instructions

Districts are still determining if and what they will allow in fall 2021. This information will be updated when it is available. If you select a district that will not allow early field experiences, the OCP will notify you.

Available School Districts

  • Arlington
  • Aubrey
  • Decatur
  • Denton*
  • Era
  • Frisco
  • Ft. Worth
  • Gainesville
  • Garland
  • Irving
  • Keller
  • Krum
  • Lake Dallas
  • Lewisville
  • McKinney
  • Mesquite
  • Northwest
  • Pilot Point
  • Ponder
  • Sanger
  • Valley View

*Denton ISD is not accepting requests for Fall 2021, unless the student is employed in Denton ISD, a TeachDenton participant, or in a professional certification program. Denton is not available for EDUC 3003, 3482, 4113, or 4243. TeachDenton students may apply for EFE in Denton ISD at any time during their program. 

A direct link to the district’s background requirements is provided during the online application process. Each semester new criminal background requirements must be completed for your first choice school district. Your signed application along with the criminal background requirements (including printouts, copy of driver’s license or TB clearances, if applicable) must be turned in together by the posted deadline.

Out-of-area students, students requesting other districts, or candidates with a contract-position within a public school district (teacher or paraprofessional but not a substitute*) should email Katy Eshelman at for an appeal. In the email, include your course number, professor's name, and reason for appeal.

*A substitute position is not considered a contract position by the district; therefore, you must follow the general process to obtain placement approval.

Page last updated 11:56 AM, September 7, 2021