Student Observer Guidelines

  • Due to the volume of requests we receive, Ector County ISD will only place individuals for observation who are enrolled in programs that lead directly to student teaching. Only requests from colleges, universities, alternative certification programs, and their affiliated program personnel will be accepted for classroom observation. Requests from individual students via email or phone calls will not be considered.

    Ector County ISD welcomes student observers during the Fall and Spring semesters. To request placement for observation hours, please follow the guidelines below:

    Instructions for Program Directors, Supervisors and Coordinators:

    1. Review these guidelines in full before starting the application process.
    2. All students seeking observation hours in ECISD are required to work with their program supervisor to complete and submit a Student Observer Request Form. Once complete, the application must be sent to the program supervisor for review and sign. The Student Observer will send the completed application to the district. NOTE: When completing your application, please designate a contact person. Multiple contacts increase the chance of miscommunication and can cause untimely delays in accommodating requests
    3. The application should be submitted by the program supervisor to: ECISD Talent Development Department via email to thelma.cordova@ectorcountyisd.org Program applications, if available, may also be included with requests; however, only requests using the ECISD application will be processed.
    4. Students and programs are strongly discouraged from reaching out to principals or individual teachers requesting placement. All requests should go through the Talent Development department as outlined above. You are welcome to include requests for specific placements (Campus). We will do our best to accommodate these requests, but placement is not guaranteed.

    Application Link

    Use the link below to access the Student Observer Request form. Program representatives – please send the completed form to thelma.cordova@ectorcountyisd.org REMINDER: We do not accept placement requests from individual students.

    Student Observer request form button

    Hall Pass

    All student observers will be required to bring their driver's license and log-into hall pass at the campus each visit.