Completing Background and Fingerprint Checks

NOTE: All Education students (Undergraduate and Graduate) must complete a background check through the Chicago Public School approval process.

 Please follow the steps outlined in the CPS Field Experience Guide.

  1. The CPS Field Experience Registration requests the following information:

    Field Placement Coordinator Name:                     Bridget Burns

    Field Placement Coordinator Contact Number:      (708) 524-6806

    Field Placement Coordinator E-mail Address:

    Name of CPS Placement School:                          Unknown

    You will receive an email Approval Notice from CPS. Please save that email and know that when you do field experience at a CPS school, you may need to show your Approval Notice to the school. Please upload a screenshot of the CPS Approval Notice at the spot indicated on the Teacher Education Application. If you have any questions about your application, please email Monica Halloran at 



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