District Requirements for Student Teaching Placements

Criminal History Records Check 

Public Act 96-1452 requires student teachers to authorize their placement district to complete a fingerprint-based criminal history records check (CHRI). 

Information about the fingerprint-based CHRI checks is available through your assigned district office. CHRI checks cannot be shared. Candidates student teaching in multiple districts must complete a separate check for each district. Students are responsible for all costs.

Below are CHRI instructions for District 87 and Unit 5 student teachers. Student teachers in other districts should check with the district office for finger-print based CHRI check information and other student teaching requirements. 

 

If Student Teaching in Bloomington District 87:

Submit to the Bloomington District 87 Office - 300 E. Monroe St., Bloomington, Il, 61701. *If mailing, include a note stating that you are an IWU fall 2020 student teacher:

  • Completed District 87 Student Teaching Packet - print single sided; do not staple packet. *This packet includes the forms and detailed instructions about how to obtain a fingerprint Criminal Background Check through the Distric 87 Unit office.
  • A self-addressed, stamped envelope
  • Your Driver's License or a picture ID
  • Completed Physician’s Certificate from the Student Teaching packet (no earlier than 90 before the start of student teaching.
  • DEADLINE: At least two weeks before the first day of student teaching. Student teachers will not be allowed in schools until all forms and a clear criminal background check have been returned to the District.

Fee Payment

  • $52.00 cash or $54.00 credit/debit. NO PERSONAL CHECKS 


If Student Teaching in Normal Unit 5:

Submit to the Unit Five District Office - 1809 W. Hovey Ave., Normal, IL, 61761. If mailing, include a note stating that you are an IWU fall 2020 student teacher.: 

  • Completed Unit 5 Student Teaching Packet - print single sided; do not staple packet. *This packet includes the forms and detailed instructions about how to obtain a fingerprint Criminal Background Check through the Unit 5 District Office.
  • A self-addressed, stamped envelope
  • Your Driver's License or picture ID
  • Completed Tuberculosis (TB) Test form from the Student Teaching packet.
  • DEADLINE: At least two weeks before the first day of student teaching. Student teachers will not be allowed in schools until all forms and a clear criminal background check have been returned to the District. 

Fee Payment