In most programs of study, practicum/field experience begins as early as the third course. Prior to participation in any practicum/field experience, and in accordance with Arizona State Statute A.R.S. § 15-106, learners must have submitted a copy of an official Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card or the official results of their federal fingerprint background clearance from their state Department of Public Safety or comparable agency or have one already on file with Grand Canyon University. Copies of this documentation should be faxed or scanned/emailed to the Teacher Education Specialists in the Office of Academic Counseling.
Note: If learners are seeking an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for teaching or administrative credential, they must have an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card, in addition to their own state’s fingerprint or background clearance documentation.