You MAY NOT participate in required field experiences UNTIL your background check has cleared. Failure to receive clearance in a timely manner could delay you a semester or more in the program, as you will have to repeat the semester to complete field experiences.
Your admissions letter will give you instructions on the clearance process. Please make sure you read it carefully.
To complete the Teacher Education background check process:
Visit the Utah Schools Information Management System -USMIS website to request a background check.
Educators may complete the following on USMIS: Create an account. Request a background check. Retrieve a CACTUS ID# (Click on "Personal information in your USMIS Checklist) Complete an Ethics Review.