Before participating in any field or clinical experience, students will be required to undergo school district criminal history checks.
Prior to receiving educator certification in Texas, all applicants must undergo a criminal history background check as a requirement for certification. Information regarding requirements for fingerprinting may be found on the TEA website at: https://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Educators/Certification/Fingerprinting/
According to Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §227.101(c), a person who is enrolled or planning to enroll in a State Board of Educator Certification-approved educator preparation program or planning to take a certification examination may request a preliminary criminal history evaluation letter regarding the person’s potential ineligibility for certification due to a conviction or deferred adjudication for a felony or misdemeanor offense.
For more information about the Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation, go to the link: