Thursday, January 16, 2014

Chicago Public School Field Placement Announcement

The Office of Field Placements is working very hard to obtain timely field placements for Chicago students enrolled in Spring 2014 courses.  To help us in this endeavor, we ask that you please take the steps outlined below to receive approval from the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to complete field experiences at a Chicago public school.

Approval is required before you or can enter a CPS School for the purpose of a field experience.  You do not need to go through this process if you have previously received CPS approval.   If you are a Schaumburg student taking a course in Chicago, and you expect to complete all your experiences outside of the city of Chicago, you do not need to go through the approval process.

To obtain CPS approval, two steps are needed:

  1. Complete and submit the online registration form available at  Indicate that Geraldine Chavers is the field placement coordinator at Roosevelt University, and use this phone number for the contact number: 312-853-4750.
  2. Complete a criminal background check through Accurate Biometrics.  Before going to Accurate Biometrics, complete the authorization form on page 2 of the CPS Field Experience and Fingerprinting Guide found at bring it with you to your appointment.  The background check costs $50.  If you already have a valid criminal background check, you can submit it to CPS by following the directions listed on the authorization form.

CPS will e-mail you a formal Approval Notice--it could take up to 2 weeks to receive your CPS Approval Notice, so you should begin the registration process ASAP.

Once a placement is made, either the Office of Field Placements or your instructor will inform you of the placement site and contact information. Be sure to check your RU email regularly for notification about your field placement.

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