Criminal Background Check of Applicants

Teacher Education Program(s) require field work in the public schools. This requires that a student be able to clear a criminal background check conducted by the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley during formal admission and during the program by school districts. It is the responsibility of the student to determine if their criminal history background will present a problem before applying for admission to the teacher education program.

Note that students with a problematic criminal history will encounter difficulty in completing any field work requirements and therefore, may not be able to complete the program. Questions about criminal history background checks can be referred to the Office of Educator Preparation and Accountability.

The applicant must submit a Criminal Background Check (CBC) through the following link: Read all items carefully and submit the required information. Print the payment confirmation page and submit with application. Note: Admission to Teacher Education Program may be denied or rescinded based on a review of the background check.