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Compliance Documents Required for Practicum, Internship or Student Teaching


Missouri State University and school district/agency policies require students to provide current and valid documentation of specific compliance documents.  Compliance documents are required for all students enrolled in a course in which the student will interact with children or other individuals in some capacity.  Compliance documents must be obtained to meet requirements of the course assignment(s). Students required to meet this policy will be notified by the Professional Education Services office. 

Policy Approved by Education Preparation Provider Council (EPPC formerly PEC)  on 05/05/10.


To verify compliance of these documents, students may email, fax (417-836-6546) or bring verification copies to Hill Hall 212.

Practicum requirements

Required for a practicum or internship:

Student Teaching requirements

PLEASE NOTE:  Some teacher candidates will be required to obtain a second fingerprinting for placement in school districts requiring the use of a specific school district code.   All fingerprinting costs will be the responsibility of the teacher candidate.  Use of the district 4-digit code ensures that the district will be notified if a finding occurs during the student teaching placement.

  • Agreement to School District Policies
    • It is extremely important that teacher candidates understand the policies of each school/district in which they are placed for student teaching. Policies vary by district; therefore, evidence is needed to ensure teacher candidates are aware of school/district policies. The Agreement to School District Policies online agreement is available through My Missouri State->Student->My Teacher Education->Online Agreements->Agreement to School District Policies. Teacher candidates must complete the Agreement to School District Policies online agreement when the student teaching placement is received.
      • Below is the acknowledgement wording on “Agreement to School District Policies” that is accessible via My Missouri State:

        By checking this box, I acknowledge that I have contacted my cooperating teacher to obtain access to the school district policies and have read, understand, and agree to abide by all policies of the school district in which I have been placed. I understand and acknowledge that if, at any time, I have questions about any provision of the school district policies, it is my responsibility to follow up with my cooperating teacher and/or school principal to ensure that I fully understand my responsibilities and obligations under the school district policies.

        Please mark the checkbox below to confirm acknowledgement and to document completion in your My Missouri State Test Scores.

  • Mandated Reporter Training
    • The training must be current within 6 months prior to student teaching. Training can be accessed through My Missouri State -> Student -> My Teacher Education -> Online Agreements -> Mandated Reporter Training.  Upon completion, the training will be documented in your My Missouri State TEST SCORES.
  • Digital Citizenship Training
    • This online training must be completed prior to beginning student teaching.  Training can be accessed through My Missouri State ->Student->My Teacher Education->Online Agreements->Digital Citizenship Training.  Upon completion, the training will be documented in My Missouri State TEST SCORES.

Document expiration

Expiration dates of compliance documents can be viewed in My Missouri State -> Registration -> My Student Records -> Test Scores.

Office information

Professional Education Services - Hill Hall 212

Compliance Documents - Hill Hall 212

Office Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Monday through Friday)

Office: 417-836-8772

Fax: 417-836-6546