Northern Illinois University student teachers are required to show
proof of freedom from the communicable disease tuberculosis (TB) before
beginning student teaching.
The University Health Service offers TB testing free of charge
currently taking classes on campus who have been assessed service fees.
Students taking off campus classes can get their Tb testing done for a $25
Health Services will provide the student with a card verifying
freedom from tuberculosis. The card is valid for one year. (They should have the
TB test done not more than one year prior to the beginning date of student
teaching.) The test can also be taken through the Public Health Department or
through a private physician. Because multiple types of TB tests are available,
the student needs to check with the University Health Center for the specific
type of TB test required in Section 105: 5/24-5 of the School Code of Illinois
for new teachers.
Individual certification programs may require proof of freedom from
tuberculosis (TB test) before a student is allowed to participate in any earlier
clinical experience as well as prior to the student-teaching