To Home Page To Home Page
General Description
Requirements
Policy Provisions
Performance Evaluation
Attachments
Subject Experts
Criminal Background Check for Teacher Licensure
Policy

Document Number: SOEDU--101 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Date Last Updated: 01/21/2016
Primary Author: Dean of the School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 03/06/2012

General Description
Description:

Information about background checks and State Department of Education policies related to this area.


Purpose:

Delineation of state and university policy.


Responsibility: Academic Affairs
Deans
VP for Academic Affairs

Back to Top

Requirements
Relevant Knowledge: In order to comply with this policy you should know:
Current University policy
State statutes

Terms and Definitions: Additional training

Corrective Action

Loss of privilege, general

Back to Top

Policy Provisions
1.

Criminal Background Check for Teacher Licensure


CU students who declare an education-related major or major qualifying them for initial teacher licensure MUST submit to background check and fingerprinting procedures per Tennessee Law. This is to be done at the Admissions to TEP checkpoint. A second background check may be required by the host school during student teaching.

 

Information on conducting the Background check is available in the main office of the School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts.

 

A background check is only as good as the moment it is issued; therefore, licensure candidates must sign a statement stating that they agree to notify the Educator Preparation faculty of any incident that will alter the status of their initial background check (print, sign and bring or send the statement to the licensure office to be filed.)

 

If a background check is returned by the TBI to the university indicating a record with the courts, the university will follow this procedure. Anyone with a felony background is INELIGIBLE for teacher licensure in the state, and therefore will be assisted in determining another appropriate major or otherwise asked to leave the program.


Back to Top

Performance Evaluation
Performance Metrics: Compliance with standard policy and procedure

Consequences: Further training
Loss of privileges

Back to Top

Attachments
Rules of the State Department of Education
Click to display Click to display

Background Checks
Click to display Click to display

Back to Top

Subject Experts
The following may be consulted for additional information.
Dean of the School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts

Back to Top

This page created 01/21/2016 using Zavanta® version 7.3