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To find minors and/or other activities/opportunities to compliment your XEE major: Expanding Your English Education Major 

Required Clearances

Teaching today requires  initial proof that an individual who has contact with minors in school has no criminal background or activity. Clearances involve checking your background for any criminal charges or convictions through the Delaware state police, the FBI and Child Abuse registry.  These checks require at least 6 weeks to complete and you will not be permitted into the schools without the appropriate clearances.   Clearances must be completed before the fall semester of freshman year.  You will need the clearances in order to enroll in ENGL295, a required XEE class offered in spring.   

In order to comply with state regulations, students must also show written proof of a negative PPD Tuberculin Test before working in the schools. Students may have the test administered by their physician, a public health clinic, or at the Student Health Center on campus. There is a $5.00 charge to students who have this service performed at the Health Center. If you use an off campus site, the results must be on file with the Student Health Center so that the Office of Clinical Studies can clear you.

The requirements can change frequently, so you should consult the Office of Clinical Studies website for current details on clearances, timelines for completing them, and required forms   More information can be found on their website and on the following handout.

You will learn more about clearances from your XEE professors as well as from the Office of Clinical Studies.


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  • Department of English
  • 203 Memorial Hall
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • University of Delaware
  • Phone: 302-831-2361
  • english@udel.edu