Section 16-23-16.2Criminal history background check for teacher preparation program applicants.
(a) Each two-year and four-year institution of higher education in the state shall require each applicant for admission to a teacher preparation program to complete a criminal history background information check as a part of the initial application process.
(b) The criminal history background information check shall be administered in a manner prescribed by the institution of higher education that is consistent with the Alabama Child Protection Act of 1999, and rules promulgated by the State Department of Education.
(c) Any publication of an institution of higher education, that describes the requirements for or application process for a teacher preparation program offered by the institution, shall also inform prospective students of the requirements of this section.
(Act 2009-628, p. 1926, §1.)