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North East Independent School District supports approved alternative certification programs, which require the completion of field experience/clinical teaching requirements. Alternative Certification candidates must complete an online student application. The applicant’s background will be checked and clearance must be approved prior to processing. Observation opportunities are only available from September 8 thru April 15. Candidates may not observe on STARR testing dates. The District will make every effort to accommodate all requests; however, the school reserves the right to adjust the dates and times based on the school calendar.

ACP CANDIDATES: Please contact your program coordinator if you are interested in a placement at a campus in North East ISD. Your alternative certification program coordinator must contact the Human Resources Specialist, to request classroom observations or clinical teaching opportunities.

The NEISD Human Resources Staff Development Department must approve all field experience/observation requests and clinical teaching requests.  Below is the list of approved certification areas for field experience/clinical teaching opportunities:

Special Education
Languages other than English
Bilingual/English as a Second Language
Technology Application
Computer Science
Health Science Technology
Family Consumer Science Education
Technology Education
Deaf Hard of Hearing

Please follow the steps below:

STEP 1. Candidates Complete Field Experience Request Form and Create a Profile: All students requesting Field Experience must complete a Field Experience Request Form and Create an online profile. When the profile process has been completed, the Human Resources Department will complete a criminal background check, which must be cleared prior to working with students. Please click here for step by step instructions to create a profile.

STEP 2. Program Coordinators Complete a Request Form: Program Coordinators must submit requests directly to the Human Resources Specialist by completing a Field Experience Request Form for any classroom observations.  NOTE: CANDIDATES SHOULD NOT CONTACT THE CAMPUS OR THE DISTRICT OFFICE.

Clinical Teaching Requests: Program Coordinators should send an email to the Human Resources Specialist with details of the clinical placement at

STEP 3. Approved Request will be emailed to the Coordinator and Candidate within 10 business days.

Please click here to return to the Field Experience/Observation Requests page