Criminal History/Field Experience Information

The deadline to submit fall 2017 Field Experience Requests to CPDT is 10 a.m., Friday, September 15, 2017.

General Information For Instructors:

Field Experience Requests

All Field Experience Requests must be submitted at least two weeks before the first observation is scheduled.

Criminal History Background Checks

Texas requires UHCL to submit to school districts a criminal history form for every student doing a field experience in conjunction with a course, regardless of current employment. There are no exceptions.

For Students:

IMPORTANT: WHEN APPLYING TO ANY DISTRICT, YOU MUST APPLY USING THE NAME ON YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE/STATE ID. IF THE NAME ON YOUR ID IS DIFFERENT THAN THAT WHICH IS IN THE UHCL SYSTEM, YOU MUST ADVISE YOUR INSTRUCTOR. IF YOU FAIL TO FOLLOW THAT INSTRUCTION, A BACKGROUND CHECK CANNOT BE PERFORMED AND YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON ANY CAMPUS FOR YOUR FIELD EXPERIENCE!

The following are links to UHCL partner school districts’ application instructions and forms:

Aldine ISD

  • Print and complete the Classroom Observation form.
  • Submit the completed form and a copy of driver’s license to the course instructor, who will forward it to the district for processing.

Alief ISD

Alvin ISD

Angleton ISD

  • Print and complete the Volunteer Application.
  • Submit the completed form to the course instructor, who will forward it to the district for processing.

Barbers Hill ISD

  • Print and complete the Consent and Disclosure form
  • Submit the completed form to the course instructor, who will forward it to the district for processing.
  • If approved, the student must bring their driver’s license the day of the scheduled observation to have a visitor badge issued. 

Brazosport ISD

  • Complete the Online Volunteer Application as a New Volunteer.
  • Follow the instructions for submitting a Substitute Teacher application, located at:  http://www.brazosportisd.net/cms/one.aspx?portalId=415458&pageid=516222.
  • You must also register for, and attend, the Brazosport Substitute Academy.
  • Once your volunteer application has been approved, you will receive a confirmation email and your name will appear on the campus list you designated.
    • To check the status of your volunteer application, log into the volunteer portal as a returning user (option #1) and it will show you the status of your application. You also have the option to update or remove your application.

Clear Creek ISD

Initial Field Experience Submissions

  • Log on to www.ccisd.net
  • Click on JOB OPENINGS at the top of the page
  • Type Field Experience in the search box to bring up the observation application
  • Complete the application online, making sure you attach a Program Verification document

NOTE: For assistance including help with user name and/or password contact Sandy in Human Resources at 281-284-0150 abaldera@ccisd.net

Channelview ISD

  • Students must provide their telephone number to instructor for submission to the district.
  • Channelview ISD Human Resources will contact students to set an appointment to have background check paperwork completed and submitted.
  • Submit to Channelview ISD Human Resources driver’s license or state issued identification, original Social Security card and course syllabus at the time of the appointment.

Columbia-Brazoria ISD

  • Print and complete the UHCL Criminal History form.
  • Submit completed form to instructor who will forward it to the district for processing.

Crosby ISD

Deer Park ISD

FIELD EXPERIENCE PLACEMEMENT IN DEER PARK ISD REQUIRES THE PERMISSION OF THE CPDT DIRECTOR

  • Each participant must complete the online application, found on the Deer Park ISD website under DEPARTMENT, HUMAN RESOURCES.
  • Click the ONLINE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS link.
  • Scroll to the bottom and click on “Begin the Online Application”.
  • Select the “Substitute” application.
  • Be sure to click on “Submit”.
  • Email jcornor@dpisd.org to confirm submission of the application.
  • Once advised of eligibility, the participant will contact the campus to set up an appointment at the administrator’s convenience.

Dickinson ISD

Fort Bend ISD; N0T AVAILABLE FOR FIELD EXPERIENCE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

  • Complete the online Criminal History Application.
  • Follow the “Apply Online Here” link.
  • Be sure to click “Submit” once the application has been completed.

Friendswood ISD

Galena Park ISD

  • Print and complete the Consent and Disclosure and FCRA Summary of Rights form
  • Submit the completed form to the course instructor, who will forward it to the district for processing.
    If approved, you will receive a letter indicating your approval. You will be required to present the letter when reporting to the campus.

Galveston ISD

Goose Creek Consolidated ISD

  • Please fill out the online Volunteer Application on the Goose Creek Consolidated ISD website (www.gccisd.net).   Please make sure to use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as the web browser to view our updated website.
  • Click on “Volunteer Online” in the blue column on the right side of the webpage. You will then submit a “New Volunteer” application. If you have applied previously as a volunteer select the “Returning Volunteer” option.
  • Print, read, follow and sign the instructions on the Observation Guidelines, Request for Observation form, and Standards of Conduct form
  • Submit all of the completed forms to your instructor. DO NOT send to Angela Westbay, per the instructions.
  • Notify Angela Westbay at 281-707-3881 that the application has been submitted.

Hitchcock ISD

  • Print and complete the Criminal History Record Request.
  • Submit the completed form to the course instructor, who will forward it to the district for processing.

Houston ISD

  • Carefully read and follow the instructions located at http://www.houstonisd.org/page/154326
  • Students must obtain a letter/document (Program Observation or Field Experience Approval form) from their instructor stating that they are required to complete observation/field experience hours. Upload the program observation or field experience approval form to the application. Failure to upload this form to the application will eliminate the application from consideration.
  • If a student observer has previously created an account with HISD, the same account may be used to apply for student observations
      • Log in to the account
      • Under “Vacancy Desired” click “In Category:”
      • Select “Student Teacher
      • Click “Search
      • Select “JobID 38960: Student Observer 2017-2018
      • Complete the online application
      • Upload the required form
      • Click “Finish and Submit

Humble ISD

Application and background check authorization will be provided by district upon request of CPDT.

La Porte ISD

  • Complete the online Volunteer Application.
  • Be sure to click the “Submit” button at the bottom of the online form.

Pasadena ISD

To apply for Field Experience/Observation Hours:

  • Click on the following link to be taken to the Pasadena ISD application webpage: Field Experience/Observation. Under “Job Listings”, in the “Search” field, type “Field Experience”. Click on the link that appears under “Job Title” (“38148-Field Experience/Observation”). This will take you to the application page. On the right hand side, click on “Apply for this Position”.
  • Complete the application. Provide your birthdate and Social Security number.
  • If you are currently employed by Pasadena ISD, include your Lawson ID# on the “Social Security” field.

Pearland ISD

  • Step 1: UHCL Professors complete a “Field Experience Request Form” including a list of student names, content area/grade level, dates/times, and campus preference. This form must be sent to CPDT at least 2 weeks in advance of planned start date for students on campus.
  • Step 2: Students read and follow the instructions located at:  http://www.pearlandisd.org/page/281. Complete the “Other/Volunteer” online application, only.  Do not complete an “Observation Request Form”.
     
  • Step 3: UHCL Professors are responsible for communicating with campus principal to group students with cooperating teachers, and to seek approval of planned dates and times.

Santa Fe ISD

Sheldon ISD

  • Contact the Coordinator of Personnel Services, Kristi Amarantos, to schedule a brief appointment at kristiamarantos@sheldonisd.com
  • On the day of your scheduled appointment, bring your driver’s license or state identification card and a letter from your college, university, or alternative certification program as verification of your admission or enrollment in coursework toward teacher certification.
  • During your scheduled appointment, you will be asked to complete a Consent to Perform Criminal History Background Check form, DPS Name-Based search form, and a Field Experience/Observation Handbook Receipt.
  • You will be emailed a letter of approval for observations within five business days from your appointment. The letter will include who to contact on each campus to schedule your observation dates and times.
  • Print the letter and take a copy of it with you to each campus on your scheduled observation days. 

Spring Branch ISD

Texas City ISD

Contact
  • College of Education

    Phone: 281-283-3600
    Email: education@uhcl.edu

    Bayou Building 1237
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 517
    Houston, TX 77058-1002