College of Education Criminal Background Check
A Criminal Background Check (CBC) and signed agreement to self-report are required of all students prior to admission to teacher education (TE) programs. These forms are located at http://www.westga.edu/coe/index_850.php and must be submitted to the CBC Director in the COE Dean's office. The CBC form must be notarized and a notary public is available in the COE Dean's office. Candidates must have received a cleared status on their CBC prior participation in a field placement and agree to self report any incident that occurs after receipt of the clear CBC.
All candidates (undergraduates in teacher education and initial certification) applying to an initial teacher education preparation program (with the exception of UTEACH) are required to have a CBC and a signed agreement to self report submitted to the CBC Director as part of the admission requirements to TE.
All candidates in the UTEACH program must have a CBC and signed agreement to self report completed prior to their first field placement AND as part of the admission requirements to TE
Candidates in the sport management program must have a CBC and compliance form submitted prior to their internship.
There are no additional CBC requirements in subsequent field experiences for any candidate; however candidates are expected to self report any incident that occurs after receipt of the clear CBC. Failure to do so will result in automatic removal from the program.