Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

Criminal Background Checks for Undergraduate Students

Candidates in Teacher Education Programs or a Course Requiring Field Experiences

Candidate in an undergraduate teacher education credentialing program or enrolled in a single course that requires a field experience component, MUST complete the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) clearance process for Field Experience.

Candidates not complying will be dropped from the course(s).

Follow CPS instructions and use the form under the heading: HOW TO OBTAIN YOUR BACKGROUND RESULTS. Select the option how to get your fingerprints taken.

CPS will notify Loyola that you have completed the process.

All students must complete the Background Check by the Friday of the first week of classes.