Missouri State University

Clearances Required for Practicum and Student Teaching



To comply with both Missouri State and school district requirements, MSU requires that all students provide documentation to show completion of required clearances.


To verify compliance of these clearances, students should email (efe@missouristate.edu), fax (417-836-5008) or bring verification copies to Hill Hall 215.

What is required for a practicum of 30 or less clock hours?

 What is required for student teaching and a practicum over 30 clock hours?

  • Registration with the Family Care Safety Registry (one-time registration)
  • Verification of current Professional Liability Insurance  (must be renewed annually)
  • Current negative TB Skin Test Report  (valid for one year)
  • FBI Background Check (valid for one year)
    • Required for ALL teacher candidates
    • Required for students enrolled in a course with a practicum OVER 30 HOURS
    • Required even if the student is currently working on a Provisional, Temporary or Substitute Certificate, or working as a Teacher's Aide



Educational Field Experiences
Hill Hall, Room 215

Office Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday

Fax number: 417-836-5008
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