The following clearances must be maintained for clinical experience in a PA classroom:
PA State Police Request for Criminal Records Check (Act 34)
Department of Public Welfare Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 151)
Federal criminal History Record Information (CHRI) through the Department of Education
Immunizations: vary by School District
Basic Skills Exam should be completed by the end of the A.A. program in order to transfer into a 4-year Education program.
or Praxis Core Academic Skills for Education
Content Knowledge Exam is specific to a candidate’s core content area and will be completed as part of a 4-year Education program.
Pennsylvania Educator Certification Tests
Praxis Subject Assessment
(Middle Grades, Secondary)
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
Course content consistent with a major in the licensure area.
By the end of Bachelor’s degree program:
Minimum of 100 hours verified clinical experience
Student teaching 12-week clinical setting approved by district.
Pennsylvania Initial License Application
Pennsylvania Dept. of Education
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126