Illinois State University (ISU) requires all ISU teacher candidates to complete a one-time online National Criminal Background Check (NCBC) prior to beginning any clinical experience. The purpose of the NCBC is to ensure the protection of our pre-K-12 students by verifying the teacher candidate has not been convicted of illegal activity nationally. Once completed, the NCBC will be valid for 10 years, but students are required to self-report any changes to their criminal record to the Lauby Teacher Education Center (TEC), and an additional NCBC may be required. Failure to do so may result in removal from Teacher Education at ISU.
The NCBC is required for any ISU student prior to registering for a course with a clinical requirement. It has portions that are specific to ISU so a CBC that was done for any other institution or a job would not be valid.
For those without a social security number please use 11111111 in the SS# field when completing your NCBC.
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