Compliance Documents Required for Practicum, Internship or Student Teaching


To comply with both Missouri State University and school district requirements, MSU requires that all teacher candidates provide current and valid documentation of required compliance documents.

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


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

Practicum requirements

Required for a practicum of 30 or less clock hours:

Required for a practicum, internship, or student teaching over 30 clock hours:

  • TB Test (valid for one year)
  • Professional Liability Insurance (must be renewed annually)
  • Family Care Safety Registry (one-time registration)
  • FBI Fingerprinting Background Check (valid for one year)
    • FBI fingerprinting background check is also required for teacher candidates/interns working on a Provisional, Temporary, or Substitute Certificate, or working as a Teacher's Aide.  ALL counseling students enrolled in COU780 - COU786 courses are required to obtain FBI fingerprinting.
  • Mandated Reporter Training
    • 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.

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