Old Dominion University students in approved teacher education preparation programs are required to provide a background check when registering for a course that requires a field experience placement for practicum or for the teacher candidate internship.
REQUESTING PLACEMENTS IN PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
For public schools requiring background checks, review the list and contact directly the public school.
REQUESTING PLACEMENTS IN THE CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND CHILD STUDY CENTERS:
*STUDENTS WHO DO NOT HAVE PROPER DOCUMENTATION ON FILE BEFORE THE "LAST DAY TO DROP CLASSES WITH NO GRADE OR FINANCIAL PENALTY" WILL BE ADMINISTRATIVELY DROPPED FROM THE COURSE.*
(See academic calendar for specific dates.)
These documents are required to be on file with the Child Development/Child Study Center Director prior to the start of your practicum. Complete all the forms below.
BRING EACH OF THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS WITH YOU AT ONE TIME:
- TB test dated within one year at the time you are submitting your packet
- TWO letters of recommendations with original signature.
These must be hard copy. E-mail letters will not be accepted.
- Sworn Statement for Child Day Programs
Print the form, complete it, and sign it. Make a copy for your file.
THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS ARE SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO THE AGENCY.
Make sure to follow the instructions:
- Virginia Department of Social Services/Child Protective Services Central Registry Release of Information Form
(Follow directions exactly as they are written on the information sheet and complete the form, accordingly)
- Virginia State Police Criminal History and Sex Offenders Background Check
Download and complete the training program below (valid MIDAS ID is needed, unzip the content to your local machine, run Launch_Presentation.exe) Turn the completion certificate into Jane Elyce Glasgow, 139 Child Study Center: