Background Check Information

Students participating in field experiences and student teaching are required to provide a background check to their placement school that is updated, at minimum, every 12 months*.

For all field experiences and most student teaching placements, students will need to order their checks through Select Check for Indiana University Students Volunteers in Programs Involving Children. This particular vendor has partnered with Indiana University to provide a consistent way to achieve compliance with the nationwide and multi-county level background checks school corporations require.

Some school corporations (e.g. Indianapolis Public Schools) require an additional check from their vendor, which will result in the need to purchase an additional check for placements in those districts. 

*Some schools, including Indianapolis Public Schools, require background checks be completed once every six months.

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