Teacher candidates need to have a completed background check BEFORE they can be placed in schools. UMD requires a background check with Hire Right through:
Department of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity
"UMD students who are required through a class(es) to be assigned to a
field placement where they are responsible for other people must have a
background check completed and on file with the UMD Department of
Human Resources and Equal Opportunity. The University uses a system of
background verifications to reduce the risk of making an inappropriate
student placement or being unaware of important placement-relevant
Note: Many schools have additional district background checks, confidentiality agreements, mantoux test and/or drug test requirements. Some schools want a copy of your UMD background check which only you can provide. Teacher candidates need to complete any additional requirements BEFORE going into schools.
UMD Hire Right Background Check Students Must Read: Summary of Rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act
UMD Hire Right Background Check: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What forms do I use for the UMD Hire Right background check?
2. Where do the forms get turned in?
Dept. Of Human Resources, ATTN: Background Checks
255 Darland Admin.
1049 University Dr.
Duluth, MN 55812
3. How long do UMD background checks last?
2 years. You will be notified by Tracy Hansen via email if you need to complete another background check.
4. Can I use a background check from somewhere else?
No, they need to be done by UMD through Hire Right
5. How do I get a copy of the UMD background check?
You will receive an email from Hire Right with your background notification. Follow the directions and make a copy for yourself. The UMD Field Experiences Office notifies school districts about the completion of the backgorund check but cannot provide you a copy.
SAVE THIS EMAIL FROM HIRE RIGHT!
If you delete this email and need a copy of your background check for your school, contact
Betsy Behning or Hire Right firstname.lastname@example.org or (866)521-6995
THE UMD EDUCATION DEPARTMENT DOES NOT GET A COPY OF YOUR BACKGROUND CHECK!
6. Is there a cost?
Each background check costs $43.75. It is billed to your student account.