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Field Experience

Click here for Verification of Hours form

Print the form and use it when completing your observation hours. Remember to upload the completed and signed form into TaskStream, and make a copy for your cooperating teacher and your instructor.

Accurate Biometrics Background Check

If you are a student in the Elementary, Early Childhood, Special Education, Music Education or Secondary Education teacher preparation program or in the Counseling and Human Services~School Counselor program, you need to have completed a Background Check through Accurate Biometrics BEFORE participating in any Field Experiences including classroom observations, internships, practicums and student teaching. Only Accurate Biometrics background checks are acceptable (regardless if you have completed a background check in the past through another company).

The following link provides the application process for the background check:

For Schaumburg campus students who will not be completing field experience in CPS, please complete the following forms and bring them with you to your background check appointment at Accurate Biometrics.

Background Check Fees

  • State of IL - $30
  • Federal - $45

For questions regarding Accurate Biometrics background checks:

Ms. Julie Mester
Phone:  866-361-9944, ext. 202