The DHSS (Department of Health and Senior Services) background check screens for the following state records: criminal history, sex offender registry, child abuse/neglect records, employee disqualification registry, child-care facility licensing records, and foster parent licensing records.
Students enrolled in the following classes are required to have a background check.
EDU 210 (Teaching Profession with Field Experience),
EDU 211 (Foundations of Education), or
EDU 244 (Physical Education for the Elementary Grades)
Students enrolled in these classes are required to observe classes in K-12 schools. School districts require that anyone working directly with children have a background check before entering the school.