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Professional Development Center

Practice-Based Experience

Student Application

The “Student Practice-Based Experience Application” requires that Sections I-V be completed (including student and professor signatures in section IV) and accompanied by the “Criminal Background Authorization” form as well as all additional instructions or conditions of the background clearance be fulfilled in order to complete the application.  Incomplete applications cannot be processed. 

Students are required to complete a new “Criminal Background Authorization” form for the school district of their choice each semester.  (See listing of available school districts).  Criminal background clearance requirements and conditions vary by district.   Each student will be informed individually as per his/her district choice.  Forms are available from Sharon Masten, Professional Development Center, Stoddard Hall, Room 202C.  Or students may request forms to be sent to them electronically by emailing   Please include in your email your name, the school district of your choice, course number and your professor.  Criminal background procedures vary by district.  Ms. Masten will advise you as to the requirements once the district has been selected.

Example of background clearance conditions include, but are not limited to:  Carrollton-Farmers Branch School District requires proof of tuberculoses test clearance (TB) for all placements; and,   Denton ISD students who have immigrated to the United States (not born in the US) are asked to provide proof of TB clearance issued from a state of Texas physician.  (Students may go to the health clinic of their choice.)

Original application and criminal background requirements must be submitted together to:  Sharon Masten, College of Professional Education, Texas Woman’s University, P. O. Box 425769, Denton, TX  76204-5769 or delivered to Ms. Masten at Stoddard Hall, Room 202C prior to the deadline. We recommend you submit during the first few days of class, to ensure timely placement.  Allow 4-6 weeks from receipt of completed paperwork for a placement.   Once this office obtains placement confirmation from the school district details will be recorded and emailed to the student and his/her professors.

If you have questions concerning placements please email:

Form: Student Practice-Based Experience Application  

(Please print.  Prefer black ink.  Do not staple.)

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