CU students who declare an education-related major or major qualifying them for initial teacher licensure MUST submit to background check and fingerprinting procedures.
This is to be done while the undergraduate candidates are enrolled in ED 201, Education as a Profession. Graduate candidates in an MAE program track leading to initial teaching or adminstrative licensure must complete a background check upon entering the program. A second background check may be required by the host school during student teaching.
To begin the background check please click here www.l1enrollment.com/
. Should you have any problems please contact L-1 Identity Solutions at 855-226-2936.
For written instructions on completing the background check, including ORI number, applicant type and type of agency please click here
If you need further assistance please contact the School of Education & Public Service Administrative Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org
You will need to have a credit card available for a payment of $48.00. You will need to enter the correct Applicant Type and enter Cumberland University's ORI Number which you can find here.
Once you have completed this 5-7 minute process, print the final screen and take the sheet to the fingerprinting location.
A background check is only as good as the moment it is issued; therefore, School of Education students or candidates in a program leading to initial licensure must sign the following statement
stating that they agree to notify the School of Education of any incident that will alter the status of their initial background check (print, sign and bring or send the statement to the School of Education office to be filed.)
If a background check is returned by the TBI to the university indicating a record with the courts, the university will follow this procedure
. Anyone with a felony
background is INELIGIBLE for teacher licensure in the state, and therefore will be assisted in determining another appropriate major or otherwise asked to leave the program.
Cumberland University's School of Education is in full compliance with laws concerning the employment of individuals in Tennessee schools (pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. §49-5-413). The Tennessee Board of Education's statement on this policy and frequently asked questions can be found here
. State law concerning initial licensure can be found here