EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007
Pursuant to Public Chapter 454, all students who wish to be admitted to teacher training programs in Tennessee must now submit to a criminal background check and fingerprinting. This is state law.
All graduate students are required to submit and successfully pass a Criminal Background Check the semester prior to any field experience and/or internship course in which they plan to enroll. NOTE: Initial Licensure majors are required to complete the criminal background check as part of the admission to teacher education process. This will take place while enrolled in TCED 780. In order to avoid problems once the semester has started, please complete the forms and procedures according to this policy.
Click Here: Criminal Background Procedures and Locations for Obtaining Check
If you have questions regarding the background check, please contact Ms. Staci Fuqua, Education Student Services (email@example.com ) or by phone at 731.881.7203.
If you have questions regarding the education graduate program, please contact Ms. Kristy Crawford, Education Graduate Program (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone at 731.881.7128.