Applying for Student Teaching

The Student Teaching application period is CLOSED at this time.

It will reopen on May 1 for student wishing to apply for Spring 2015 student teaching.


In the meantime, you may wish to acquaint yourself with how to run and interpret a DARS report, which will be needed for your student teaching application.

FBI and BCI Requirements

Updated 2-20-14

If you are taking a course which requires field work, or student teaching, you are REQUIRED to have both a current BCI and FBI clearance. This is a mandated requirement from the school districts.  The BCI/FBI must have been completed within the past year.

You may NOT take expired documents to your field placement or student teaching sites.

Do not wait until the start of the semester; please handle this immediately so your paperwork is ready for the start of the semester. The state department is saying that it takes thirty days to process. If something shows up on your record, even if it has been expunged, it will take longer to process.

Always request a copy for your own records. You will have to have a copy with you to present to the school district(s) you are assigned to. You do not need to send a copy to the COE or Office of Student Teaching and Field; it is your responsibility to manage your documents.

If you do not have the required documents ready for when your field course or student teaching starts, you may not be able to complete the requirements of the course. The COE and or Office of Student Teaching cannot not waive this requirement and give you permission to start at the school. Once again, this is a mandated district policy.

Please note that if you have a misdemeanor on your record, and ODE says it will not prevent you from obtaining a license, school districts may not accept you in their schools and our office cannot guarantee placement for field and/or Student Teaching.

If you incur a new violation that will be placed on your BCI and or FBI report once you have started the semester, you must report it to the Director of the Student Teaching immediately.

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