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Career Services reminder: Teacher credential file phase-out 

The Career Services Office reminds education alumni who graduated from 1976 to 2003 and established teacher credential files that these files will be shredded as of January 1, 2013. The office policy has been to shred files after 35 years. This practice will continue until 2013 when all teacher credential files will be shredded. Transcripts have never been a part of credential files. All transcripts may be found through the Registration and Records Office (

Those in the education field know that school districts no longer look to Career Services Offices to provide credentials as part of the hiring process, but rather expect candidates to supply these materials themselves (“self-credential”). In 2003, the Career Services Office discontinued creating credential files, so newer alumni are not affected by this.

Any alumni who want the non-confidential contents of their teacher credential file should provide pertinent information when contacting the Career Services Office. A PDF of the request form (i.e. pertinent information) is available at

Career Services staff may be reached at 715-346-3226 or to talk with alumni about their file or to answer questions related to job seeking or career changing. The office formerly located in Room 134 of Old Main is now located in Room 201 of the Student Services Center. 




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