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Course Application

†The "Course Application" requires that the professor completes Sections I-V (including professorís signature in section IV) of the TWU Course Application for Practice-Based Experience accompanied by the districtís criminal background requirements for all persons scheduled to attend on-site. The criminal background requirements as well as all conditions of the districtís placement must be fulfilled in order to complete the application. Incomplete applications cannot be processed.

Professor meets with the principal of the campus to discuss the specifics of the class placement and obtains their approval (principalís signature required). All students and professors scheduled to attend on-site are required to submit new criminal background requirements each semester. Students taking multiple courses requiring field experience will be responsible for submitting background paperwork for each class.

To obtain criminal background requirements, email the course number, the school district and campus choice to Sharon Masten at If requesting a Denton ISD placement, please specify Denton regular hours or Denton Extended School Day Program. This office works with approximately 50 school districts. Forms and conditions vary by district and/or district program.

Example of background clearance conditions include, but are not limited to: Denton ISD requires all those who were not born in the United States to provide proof of tuberculosis (TB) test clearance issued from a state of Texas physician. (Students may go to the health clinic of their choice.). Denton ISD requires results to be uploaded as part of the online background clearance process. Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD requires TB clearance on all applicants.

Professor submits a list of student names and emails with the TWU Course Practice-Based Experience Application, the principalís signed approval and printouts of all criminal background requirements together to: Sharon Masten, College of Professional Education, Stoddard Hall, Room 202C.

Allow 3 weeks from receipt of completed paperwork for confirmation. The professor will be contacted by email once this office obtains clearance and approval of the practicum placement from the school district.

If you have questions concerning placements please email:

Form: Course Practice-Based Experience Application

Course Practice-Based Experience Application (Please print. Prefer black ink. Do not staple.)

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