Students who are pursuing an initial teaching license are required to complete a background check prior to pre-student teaching experiences (observation or practicum experiences) and prior student teaching. The Educator Preparation Program at Iowa State University maintains high standards for future teachers. All internal policies used to evaluate criminal misconduct charges have been approved by the Office of University Counsel. Please note, there are criminal misconduct charges that may prohibit progression through the three decision points.
All TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS EXCLUDING Candidates in Placements in DHS licensed child care settings click on CastleBranch from the left-hand menu for information.
Background checks for candidates in a placement in a DHS licensed child care setting click on DHS from the left-hand menu for information.