Contact Info

          School of Education
          140 Butterfield Hall
          310 Scotland Road
          Edinboro, PA 16444
          Phone: (814) 732-2724

          Dr. Erinn Lake
          Interim Dean: School of Education
          Executive Director:
          School of Graduate Studies and Research
          Office: 145 Butterfield Hall
          Phone: (814) 732-2724

          Clearance Requirements

          The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and Edinboro University require clearances be submitted by students pursuing a degree in the education field.

          Clearances are an essential part of any education program because students will be working directly with minors, who are protected under federal law. The list of clearances and forms below are required by all students in the School of Education and must be submitted by the end of their first semester. The clearances must also be updated before student teaching.

          The results of all clearances must be submitted to the School of Education Office in 140 Butterfield Hall. Please do not submit until you have ALL nine requirements.  Bring originals to turn in at the time of submission. Keep your originals in a safe and accessible location for the various requirements of the University and K-12 school districts.  Students not complying with this requirement will not be permitted to participate in clearance-required courses. See list below: 

          Two step process for clearances:

          1. When submitting initial clearances as a freshman or newly admitted graduate student, clearances can be within the five-year period.
          1. Regardless of how old the initial clearances are, you must submit new clearances for student teaching/Health & Physical Education internships, which must be valid within one-year from date of issue on the clearance. The student is responsible to submit all new clearances the semester before and they must be valid through completion of the experience.

          Please note that all teacher candidates must re-apply for clearances the semester before Student Teaching/Health & Physical Education Internship.  School Districts are expecting clearances that are within one year for student teaching/Health & Physical Education internship. 

          In addition, it is up to the School District (site) to determine if your clearances meet the requirements to enter their schools.  They have the right to ask you to update any clearances at any time.  The School District can ask you directly for your clearances while on site, be sure to have these available. 

          School of Education Clearance Required Course Listing

          Please note that all teacher candidates must re-apply for clearances the semester before Student Teaching/Internship.

          1. School of Education Clearance Requirements Permission Statement- Must be signed and submitted with all clearances. 
          2. Act 34 Criminal Record Check Online Submission  Valid within five years of the date of request. 
          3. Act 151 Child Abuse Clearance Instructions and Online Submission  Valid within five years of the date of request.
          4. Act 114 FBI Fingerprint Clearance- USE SERVICE CODE 1KG6RT - PA PDE-COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM   Valid within five years of the date of request.
          5. TB Test Results (Student Health Services or family physician) Valid for one year from date of results read.
          6. Act 126 Child Abuse Recognition and Mandated Reporting Valid for five years from date of completion. 
          7. Proof of Liability Insurance Must be current. 
          8. Act 24/82 Arrest/Conviction Report & Certification Form Must be signed within the first semester. 
          9. Student ID or driver's license (photo ID)