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How and when can I declare an education major?

To declare an education major, come to the front desk in 103 McCracken Hall. You can apply to become an education major at any time, but the paperwork is typically processed the first two weeks of each semester. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 to declare a teacher education major.

Where can I get BCI and FBI background checks?

There are several places you can get an BCI and FBI background checks. Bobcat Depot, located on the 1st floor of Baker, offers background checks Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm.

Bobcat depot

Baker University Center 112 (campus map)
Hours: 8am-4pm (background checks available)
Phone: (740) 593-1222
Twitter: @BobcatDepot

Most police/sheriff departments offer background checks as well. Call ahead for days and times available. However, the background checks submitted to the Patton College of Education must be done in the state of Ohio.

Be sure to have the results sent to YOU! We only need copies of your background checks. Keep the original document because you will need to show it to instructors, teachers, and principals later.

Background checks are valid for one year. It is your responsibility to know when your background checks expire.

When is the deadline to apply for Teacher candidacy?

You can submit your application at any time. Once you meet the requirements, you will be placed in teacher candidacy. Update your DARS often to determine when you are admitted into teacher candidacy. (more information here)

Is transportation provided for field experience?

Transportation is NOT provided for field experience. However, many student find carpooling with classmates very convenient.

where can i get the tuberculosis (tb) testing?

TB PPD skin tests are administered Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 8:30am - 5pm during the academic term. Over breaks please contact Campus Care for TB skin testing hours. You must return 72 hours later to have a nurse check the skin injection site. You must check-in at the 2nd floor registration desk.

campus care

Hudson Health Center (Building #35 on the campus map)
Hours: 8am-4pm
Phone: (740) 593-1660
Twitter: @CampusCare1

What is tb?

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attacks the lungs. But, TB bacteria can attack any part of the body, such as the kidneys, sprine, and brain. If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal.