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Pre-Clinical Internship Handbook

The test code for the Praxis II Principles of Learning and Teaching has been updated. Be sure to choose the correct code if you take this particular Praxis test this semester.

Arkansas State Police, FBI, and Child Maltreatment Central Registry background checks are required for student teaching internship. 

You may begin the Arkansas State Police and FBI criminal history background check online by using electronic fingerprinting (Live Scan) and online application.  Follow the instructions given on the Online Payments for ASP and FBI document.
Bring the online payment receipt, which has a transaction number, and a government issued photo I.D. to the Live Scan site.  Live Scans for electronic fingerprinting are located at all education service cooperatives and also at the Arkansas Department of Education.

Electronic fingerprinting is used to obtain fingerprints at the Northeast Arkansas Education Cooperative by appointment only.  Phone: 870-886-7717.  If the fingerprints cannot be obtained by electronic fingerprinting, the applicant must complete an application and obtain a fingerprint card.  Hard copy fingerprinting is done in Little Rock.  All paperwork can be secured through the WBC Education Office.  The appropriate fee must accompany the applications.  Payment for the online ASP and FBI background checks may be made online by debit or credit card as instructed in the link provided.

The Child Maltreatment Central Registry Background Check is handled separately from the criminal history check using the Child Maltreatment Central Registry Background Check Form.  Payment for the Central Registry background check is handled separately from the ASP and FBI background check and is made by check or money order.  Please follow the instructions on the Child Maltreatment Background Check form.  (Bring the completed form and a check or money order to the Education Office.  The forms and payment will be mailed by personnel in the office.)

Praxis Acknowledgement (must be printed and hand-delivered to Education Office)

Declaration of Clinical Internship

Information Sheet