Are you eligible to student teach? • Completed all MAJOR and COGNATE area courses • Check with Advising if you have questions • Have 3.00 or greater in all three GPA areas: • Overall • Major • Cognate
Application Components • Application • Praxis I scores (or PAPA) • Praxis II or PECT scores • Official Transcripts • CAPP Sheets (undergrads only) • Act 114- FBI Criminal Record Clearance (Fingerprinting) • Act 34- Pennsylvania Criminal Record Clearance • Act 151- Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance • Act 24 of 2011 • TB Test
Part I – Application & Grades • Download PDF and fill in all relevant blue boxes • Must have: • Advisor’s signature • Make appointment with advising center or graduate mentor • Attach the following: • Official Transcript • CAPP Sheet (Undergraduate) • DUE: March 1 for Fall 2013; October 1 for Spring 2014
Part II – Tests and Clearances • Submit the following ELECTRONICALLY as pdf attachments to email: • Copy of Praxis II / PECT scores – all 3-4 pages of the report! • Undergrads must TAKE • Grads (including 5thyr students) must PASS before student teaching • Clean and Valid copies of all 3 Pennsylvania clearances • Signed Act 24 sheet • Negative TB test result • DUE: August 1 for Fall 2013; Jan 1 for Spring 2014
Praxis I (transitioning to PAPA) • Undergraduates need to pass this for candidacy • Graduates are no longer required to take PAPA • Beginning in April 2012, the PECT Pre-service Academic Performance Assessment (PAPA) will be the means of assessing reading, mathematics, and writing skills for undergraduate candidates seeking a state-approved Pennsylvania educator preparation certificate. All undergraduate candidates for initial certification will be required to pass the PAPA as well as the test corresponding to the specific certification area. Post-baccalaureate candidates for initial certification are not required to take the PAPA. Post-baccalaureate candidates must take the specific certification area test(s). If you are already certified and adding another certificate, you only have to take the test(s) corresponding to the new certification area. For more information, click here.
Praxis II / PECTThese tests vary depending upon your area of certification. Please visit the following two sites for more information:http://www.pa.nesinc.com/PageView.aspx?f=GEN_Tests.htmlhttp://www.ets.org/praxis/pa/requirementsEvery undergraduate student teacher must takethe appropriate tests before student teaching.Every graduate student teacher must passthe appropriate tests before student teaching.
Important Reminders About Tests and ScoresAlways be sure to save both hard copies and electronic copies of all test results, as many of them are only available for a short amount of time. Test scores can sometimes take up to one month to receive, so plan accordingly in regards to the deadlines.
Clearances Must be valid for entiresemester of your student teaching experience • ACT 114- FBI CRIMINAL RECORD CLEARANCE (FINGERPRINTING) • ACT 34- PENNSYLVANIA CRIMINAL RECORD BACKGROUND CHECK • ACT 151- PENNSYLVANIA CHILD ABUSE HISTORY CLEARANCE • ACT 24 of 2011 • TB Test For more information about clearances, click here.
Deadlines Fall semester • Applications, official transcripts, and CAPP sheets (undergrads only) due by March 1stof the prior Spring semester • Test results, clearances due by August 1st Spring semester • Applications, official transcripts, and CAPP sheets (undergrads only) due by October 1stof the prior Fall semester. • Test results, clearances due by January 1st
Submission • Completed packet should be delivered to Field Office – MGH 201 • Paper clips, NO staples • Hand deliver, DON’T leave it on an empty desk! • Field Office Open 8:30AM – 4:30PM daily
What’s Next? • TEC (Teacher Education Committee) meets to review applications • Consists of faculty from across content areas • Approval / Conditional Approval / Rejection
Student Teaching Assignment • Grade levels vary; Preferences considered but are not guaranteed • You will be placed in a local school within reasonable driving distance from the University • All placements will be made by the Field Director- students cannot request or make own placements • Placements are final
Receiving Your Assignment • Email indicating TEC decision • Approval + Completed Packet = Assignment Letter • Conditional approval + Completed Packet = Assignment Letter after end-of-semester review • Rejection = No assignment • Letters available upon confirmation with cooperating teacher (hopefully before end of prior semester)
Questions? • Visit us in MGH 201 • 8:30 – 4:30 daily • Email us • Anne.firstname.lastname@example.org • Scott.email@example.com • Call us • Anne Butler ext. 5518 • Scott Reilly ext. 7405