Annual Teacher Education Program Requirements
In order to spend the extraordinary amount of time in schools required by Maryville’s programs, you will need to have a background check and TB test every year. For full admission requirements see the School of Education section of the catalog.
The safety of children is very important and all Maryville University teacher education candidates must complete a background screening prior to entering the classroom. Register now with the state of Missouri’s Family Care and Safety Registry (FCSR). All it takes is a few minutes on-line and a one time fee of $11.00. Once you are registered – you are good to go for the remainder of your program.
All SOE students will now register with the Family Care Safety Registry with the state of Missouri for their annual background checks. Students need to log-on to: https://webapp01.dhss.mo.gov/FCSRWebRegistration/welcome.aspx and enter the required information electronically. The cost of $11.00 can be paid for on-line with a credit card (Visa or MasterCard) If you prefer to submit a paper application and pay by check you should follow the directions on the web site.
The brief on-line application will ask for you name, social security number and date of birth. You should receive a copy of your results within a week. In some cases the FCSR will require additional information – just follow the agency’s directives.
All students planning to enroll in a practicum need to deliver a copy of their results to Gander 243. You could also fax your copy to the SOE at (314) 529-9921. This is a one-time registration. Future requests for background checks for other practicum assignments from this source will be provided to us at no additional cost to you.
Note: Some students may already be registered with the site. The FCSR will not take their information on-line and will give them a message that tells them they are registered. If this is the case – we need to know so we can print a copy of their background check here in the SOE. Contact Penny and let her know if you have received this message at the time of registration.
Good health is imperative for all in the school environment. All teacher candidates are required to have an annual TB Test. You can have this done by your personal physician or contact Nurse Pam in Health Services to have the test done at no charge. It is your responsibility to make sure a hard copy of your result is on file with the School of Education at the beginning of each fall semester. Deliver a copy of your TB result to Gander 243.
For more information on Health Services and Nurse Pam, go to the Health & Wellness webpage.
The CBASE or Colletge Basic Academic Subjects Examination (http://dese.mo.gov/divteachqual/teached/cbase.html) is required of all undergraduate teacher education students in Missouri. We offer the CBASE each Fall and Spring on campus. Click here for the registration form and test day instructions.