Curriculum and Instruction

Criminal Background Check

Candidates must complete an Illinois State Police and FBI background fingerprint investigation at two points:

  • Upon application to the Teacher Education Program (to be completed during the same semester in which application to TEP is being submitted) or prior to the first field work experience, whichever comes first.
  • The semester prior to student teaching (to be completed after April 1 for fall student teachers and after September 1 for spring student teachers).

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