STUDENT TEACHING/INTERNSHIP PERMIT CHECKLIST
“All candidates (at least 90 days) prior to commencing a student teaching/internship experience in a West Virginia public school must submit a Student Teaching Permit application to the West Virginia Department of Education. The permit must be approved before candidates begin the experience.” (WVDE 3/13)
Criminal Background Checks
Obtain a fingerprint/background check through MorphoTrust (formerly L-1 Solutions) by visiting one of their LiveScan locations around the state.
These can be scheduled online at this address: http://l1enrollment.com/
or scheduled by phone: 1-855-766-7746.
Cost for MorphoTrustcriminal background check is approximately $45.
“Applications without cards or transaction receipts will not be processed.” (WVDE 3/13)
Information and forms for this process can be obtained at the following WVDE website:
The following forms will need to be submitted with your transaction receipt.
1) Form 7: Applicant Consent/Release of Background Results. (Be sure to click on the version of Form 7 that appears first on the page. This is the one that includes directions for the Student Teaching Permit.)
Note: Must obtain Verification of Notary Public. Beth Lefevre or Char Allen in 710 Allen Hall can provide this service.
Note: You will need a complete a separate Form 7 for every county in which you will have a placement. Check with your supervisor to determine how many Form 7’s you will need to complete.
2) Form 1: Applicant Information Page (See Instructions Provided with Form on
Website) Note: Do Not Need to do Part 5 or use Form 4B.
3) Form 24: Student Teaching Permit
Note: Complete your name and Social Security number
Note: Part 1 – Institutional Information
See your respective placement coordinator:
- John Stallings -Benedum program
- Sylvia Berryhill – MAC, program,
- Victoria Fergus – Art
- Janet Robbins – Music
- Sean Bulger – Phys. Ed
- Pete Shaffron – Health
- Harry Boone – Agriculture
Note: Part 2 – Institutional Verification
See Mike Sekula in 710 Allen Hall
For your criminal background check, you must submit a check or money order made payable to the WVDE in the amount of $25. This fee covers the cost of the Form 24, permit application.
Packets including all forms are available in the Advising Center or from your placement coordinator.
There will be a State Permit “Clinic” on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 3-6 pm – on the 7th floor of Allen Hall. MorphoTrust will fingerprint in Room 700A and notaries will be located in the 7th floor hall to notarize forms. Students should bring all forms completed as much as possible to the clinic. Students must also bring checks to pay for the fingerprinting.
All completed forms must be returned to 710 Allen Hall or mailed to the following address:
West Virginia University
College of Education and Human Services
710 Allen Hall
P. O. BOX 6122
Morgantown, WV 26506 6122
If you have questions once you have received this packet please call (304)293 3983