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The Professional Semester (Student Teaching) Resources

The resources below should answer many questions about The Professional Semester (student teaching), including requirements for admission. If you have any additional inquiries, please contact the Office of Clinical Experiences.

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  The Professional Semester (Student Teaching) Admission Documents

The first 7 items must be uploaded to Taskstream on or before March 15th for fall placements or October 15th for spring placements (Medical/TB form is emailed), along with Remind registration. Your Kentucky State and FBI Background Check results must be uploaded to Taskstream prior to placement confirmation which is the week before finals (you will pick up copies of these background check results from the Board of Education).

***If all forms are not completed and submitted, your placement will be suspended. ***

  1. General Medical & TB Risk Assessment – This form may be completed at EKU Student Health Services or by your medical professional. Scan a copy of this form to ekustudentteaching@eku.eduon or before March 15th for fall placements or October 15th for spring placements.You must also log into Taskstream and mark “yes” that you have submitted this form.
  2. State & FBI Background Check Submission Verification - Go to the county of your first preference as requested on the student teaching application to initiate state and FBI background checks. Check the county’s BOE webpage to find out the costs/payment types associated with the state and FBI background checks. Please get the form signed by an authorized BOE official and submit to Taskstream on or before March 15th for fall placements or October 15th for spring placements as proof that the background checks have been initiated.
  3. Central Registry Check (CAN)– Please follow submission instructions you will receive by email; a copy of the results will be emailed to you as well as mailed to the county of your placement. You MUST however, upload a copy of your Central Registry Check results to Taskstream on or before March 15th for fall placements or October 15th for spring placements.The cost for this check is $10.00.
    PLEASE NOTE: On the second page of the electronic form, please use the address of the BOE for the placement county (NOT EKU!) to which it will be mailed.
  4. Liability Insurance- You can purchase insurance from KEA or KAPE.  Upload proof of purchase to Taskstream on or before March 15th for fall placements or October 15th for spring placements.
  5. KET “Promoting Positive Behavior” Certificate– Upload this certificate to Taskstream on or before March 15th for fall placements or October 15th for spring placements.
  6. KFETS- Upload a summary report of completed hours from the KFETS webpage to Taskstream on or before March 15th for fall placements or October 15th for spring placements. Prior to student teaching, it MUST reflect a minimum of 120 clinical hours.
  7. The PRAXIS Content Exam(s) and Principles of Learning and Teaching Exam must be taken prior to student teaching.  Please upload proof of registration for the test(s) to Taskstream on or before March 15th for fall placements or October 15th for spring placements.
  8. RemindStudents must sign up for Remind (two-way messaging application) no later than March 15th for fall placements or October 15th for spring placements. An email will be sent to you with sign-up instructions following the application period.
  9. State & FBI Background Check Results - You MUST upload a copy of these results to Taskstream before your placement is confirmed (this deadline is the week prior to finals). You will obtain copies of these results from the BOE.

***Please be sure to keep a copy of ALL records for yourself as FERPA regulations prohibit us from releasing third-party documents once we are in possession of them.***

Office of Clinical Experiences
423 Bert Combs
859-622-1544 (Phone)
859-622-1546 (fax)
Email: ekustudentteaching@eku.edu

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