I understand that in order to be considered for a field placement with a school district I must consent to a criminal background investigation. I also understand, that the investigation requires that I submit my fingerprints to the Illinois State Police. I understand that I am responsible for all fees associated with this investigation. I understand that failure on my part to consent to the review will result in the cancellation of any admission to a teacher education program. I also understand that if I am admitted to a program, but my background check includes evidence of a criminal history, that history will be shared with the school district being considered for placement. I understand that the nature of that history might prohibit me from being placed in a given school district and that the district has the right to refuse my placement.
A distinguishing hallmark of the teacher education programs of the College of Education is the commitment to diversity. Faculty members engage in research, teaching, and service activities developed to insure that all children, including those who are racially, ethnically, linguistically, and economically different as well as people with different abilities and disabilities, are provided with educational opportunities. I understand that if admitted I will be expected to participate in courses, complete assignments, and engage in activities and practice that will enhance my ability to teach an increasingly diverse student population.
I certify that all of the information provided by me in this application is true and accurate and reflects work that I personally have completed.