Liability Coverage

Teacher candidates may be subject to lawsuits during their field or clinical placements.  Liability insurance is a mandatory requirement for all teacher candidates enrolled in  courses that have a field or clinical experiences component at the University of North Alabama.  Students may obtain liability insurance through any company of their choice, but documentation (printed receipt) of coverage in the amount of $1,000,000.00 MUST be obtained in ED 292 prior to any field hours within the P-12 classroom setting.

Teacher candidates can also obtain this coverage by becoming members of a professional organization such as National Education Association’s Student Program (SAEA), Association of American Educators (AAE), or the Alabama Conference of Educators (ACOE).  Teacher candidates interested in joining SAEA, AAE, or ACOE on-line can visit,, or

Teacher candidates are responsible for maintaining liability coverage throughout the program and should be able to show proof of membership to the University at any time.  A final proof of membership will be submitted during the internship orientation meeting prior to the student teaching experience.