WHO NEEDS A BACKGROUND CHECK?
In order to participate in any field-based course in the teaching licensure programs, students must pass a State and Federal background check through the Utah State of Education. Students must initiate the background check and complete the fingerprinting process no later than Friday of the first week of the semester. Failure to do so may jeopardize your ability to complete course requirements and receive a grade in this course.
PRAXIS TESTING IS MANDATORY, WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR TAKING THE TEST?
The PRAXIS test series is a set of validated assessments that provides information for use by state education agencies in making licensing decisions. PRAXIS exams are required in Utah, and in most other states, for teacher licensure. Each state selects its own tests within the PRAXIS series and sets its own minimum score requirements for specific licensure endorsements. An updated list of the tests for which Utah has set a minimum score is provided on the ETS website.