All teacher education candidates are required to have a Tuberculosis (TB) test the semester prior to student teaching. The simple skin test method is acceptable for this purpose. Fall student teachers should complete a TB test after April 1; spring student teachers should complete a TB test after October 1. The test may be obtained from Beu Health Center, a private physician, or county health department.
Negative TB test results must be submitted by the designated student teaching clearance deadline specified by the Director of COEHS Advising.
Results are to be forwarded as follows:
- Sent directly from Beu Health Center
- Supply original documentation in a sealed envelope to the Director of COEHS Advising, Horrabin Hall 91, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 61455.
Teacher education candidates are encouraged to retain a copy of the results for themselves as the College of Education and Human Services cannot release TB test information.
In the event a teacher education candidate tests positive for TB, the candidate will be referred to Beu Health Center for further consultation. Additional documentation will be required and cleared by the Beu Health Center Director. Again, the student teaching clearance deadline specified by the Director of COEHS Advising will be upheld in submitting and clearing the required documentation in such instances.