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Background Check Procedures and Education (EDU) Course Requirements

Background Checks

Students enrolled in the education program will be required to provide a current Missouri Family Care Safety Registry (FCSR) background check at the student’s expense ($15), for any class requiring an observational or practicum component. In addition, students in any education class requiring an observational or practicum component will be required to provide proof of current membership in the St. Charles Community College student MSTA (Missouri State Teacher Association) organization, as this is how the student liability coverage will be provided. Joining or renewing a membership in the organization will be at the student’s expense ($5).

Students enrolled in many education classes are required to observe and complete practicum work in K-12 schools. School districts may require anyone working directly with children to provide many forms of clearance, but at a minimum will require a clean background check before entering the school. 

See our frequently asked questions page for detailed information.

Other Education (EDU) Course Requirements

EDU 125 (Teaching Literature through Storytelling)

  • Students must provide a clear background check (obtained at the student’s expense through the Missouri Family Care Safety Registry) within the first two weeks of the semester (detailed information will be provided the first day of class).
  • Students must sign and submit a Confidentiality Statement, Notice of Release and Expectations of Teacher Candidates during the first week of the semester (detailed information will be provided the first day of class).
  • Students must provide proof of current membership in the St. Charles Community College student MSTA (Missouri State Teacher Association) organization.

EDU 211 (Foundations of Education)

  • Students must provide a clear background check (obtained at the student’s expense through the Missouri Family Care Safety Registry) within the first two weeks of the semester (detailed information will be provided the first day of class).
  • Students must take the MEP Exam (at the student’s expense) within the first two weeks of the course and meet with an advisor to discuss the exam results.
  • Students must be available for four 1.5 hour K-12 school observations and one 2-hour board meeting observation for 8 hours during the semester.
  • Students must sign and submit a Confidentiality Statement, Notice of Release and Expectations of Teacher Candidates during the first week of the semester (detailed information will be provided the first day of class).
  • Students must provide proof of current membership in the St. Charles Community College student MSTA (Missouri State Teacher Association) organization.

EDU 225 (Literature for Children)

  • Students must provide a clear background check (obtained at the student’s expense through the Missouri Family Care Safety Registry) within the first two weeks of the semester (detailed information will be provided the first day of class).
  • Students must sign and submit a Confidentiality Statement, Notice of Release and Expectations of Teacher Candidates during the first week of the semester (detailed information will be provided the first day of class).
  • Students must provide proof of current membership in the St. Charles Community College student MSTA (Missouri State Teacher Association) organization.

EDU 250 (Education of Exceptional Learners)

  • Students must provide a clear background check (obtained at the student’s expense through the Missouri Family Care Safety Registry) within the first two weeks of the semester (detailed information will be provided the first day of class).
  • Students must be available for K-12 school observations for 10 hours during the semester.
  • Students must sign and submit a Confidentiality Statement, Notice of Release and Expectations of Teacher Candidates during the first week of the semester (detailed information will be provided the first day of class).
  • Students must provide proof of current membership in the St. Charles Community College student MSTA (Missouri State Teacher Association) organization.

EDU 280 (Practicum for Paraprofessionals)

  • Students must provide a clear background check (obtained at the student’s expense through the Missouri Family Care Safety Registry) within the first two weeks of the semester (detailed information will be provided the first day of class).
  • Students must provide clear TB test results (at the student’s expense). The test must be taken and the results provided within the first two weeks of the semester.
  • Depending upon practicum placements, students may be required to provide a physical examination (at the student’s expense).
  • Students must sign and submit a Confidentiality Statement, Notice of Release and Expectations of Teacher Candidates during the first week of the semester (detailed information will be provided the first day of class).
  • Students must be available for approximately 5 hours each week of practicum work in K-12 public school classrooms, for a total of 45 hours during the semester. Practicum work should be scheduled on alternative days that will not conflict with their EDU 285 class meetings.

EDU 285 (Teaching Profession with Field Experience)

  • Students must provide a clear background check (obtained at the student’s expense through the Missouri Family Care Safety Registry) within the first two weeks of the semester (detailed information will be provided the first day of class).
  • Students must provide clear TB test results (at the student’s expense). The test must be taken and the results provided within the first two weeks of the semester.
  • Depending upon practicum placements, students may be required to provide a physical examination (at the student’s expense).
  • Students must sign and submit a Confidentiality Statement, Notice of Release and Expectations of Teacher Candidates during the first week of the semester (detailed information will be provided the first day of class).
  • Students must be available for approximately 5 hours each week of practicum work in K-12 public school classrooms, for a total of 45 hours during the semester. Practicum work should be scheduled on alternative days that will not conflict with their EDU 285 class meetings.
  • Students must provide proof of current membership in the St. Charles Community College student MSTA (Missouri State Teacher Association) organization.

State Licensing Appeal Process

The Missouri State Board of Education will not award a teaching certificate to any individual who has been convicted of a crime until the individual has made a direct appeal to the state board and been awarded an exception. Potential candidates for a Missouri certificate of license to teach who are currently enrolled in professional education courses with state approved teacher preparation programs may petition the State Board of Education for provisional clearance of their background.

Therefore, anyone with a conviction will not be able to partake in any education class that requires Pre K–12 school site visits until completion of a successful State Board of Education appeal. In addition, SCC Education Department will not permit candidates with a conviction to observe/participate in local Pre K-12 classrooms representing the SCC Education Program until the district is aware of the problematic background check and has approved contact with their students.

Contact Info

Nicole Nunn-Faron
636-922-8242
nnunnfaron@stchas.edu

Phyllis Marchand
Department Office Coordinator
636-922-8496
phyllis_marchand@stchas.edu

Office Hours

8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday

Office Location

Administration Building
2242

Office Phone Number

636-922-8496