No, and you may NOT contact the local schools.
Typically your professor for your practicum courses (eg. EDUC 226, 236, 317, 411, 436, etc.) will set up your placements. Professors will contact the Field Team if additional help is needed in securing a field placement.
Ask your professor first. If your professor cannot answer your question, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes. Liberty University School of Education requires a background check before you may begin your first field experience. The background check and fingerprinting can be accessed at www.libertyEDbackground.com. It is the candidate's responsibility to pay for the fees associated with the background check and fingerprinting.
Some school systems require additional background checks. It is the candidate's responsibility to pay for any additional fees required by the assigned school system.
Yes, you are responsible for transportation to your placement.
Local placements include schools found in: