Criminal History Checks
Students in the PDS must be cleared through a criminal history check to observe or student teach in the school district in which they are placed. The check is processed by the district who then informs the Education Services Office or coordinator whether or not the student may have a field placement in the district. Most students will be checked at least twice during the PDS, but additional checks may be required if a student switches districts from semester to semester. The criminal history check process may include completing an online application, a paper form, fingerprinting, or a TB screening test.