To be eligible to student teach you must meet all the requirements on the following checklist:
Please note: A comprehensive audit of each student’s record is conducted, confirming whether each student has met all criteria listed above. Submission of an application and/or registration for Student Teaching and/or notification of a placement should not be interpreted as final approval for Student Teaching. All students will be notified via email when they have received final approval.
In order to be assigned to a student teaching placement, you will need to provide documentation that you have:
|Required Clearances||Valid Period||Can be Obtained||Fee/Cost|
|The Pennsylvania State Police Request for Criminal Records (Act 34)||Must be current through December 31, 2013.||Pennsylvania Access to the Criminal History (PATCH) System||$10.00|
|The Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 151)||Must be current through December 31, 2013.||Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare PDF form (online)||$10.00|
|The Federal Criminal History Record (Act 114)||Must be current through December 31, 2013.||Pennsylvania Department of Education: Instructions for registering.||$40.00|
*When you have your fingerprints completed for the Federal Criminal History Record (above) electronically, please request that you receive a hard copy of your fingerprints! You will need to pay two dollars at the time you are fingerprinted. You need to provide the Student Teaching Office with the confirmation number, which will begin with PAE . . .
|P.P.D. Tuberculin Test||Must be current through December 31, 2013.||Student Health Services: 1810 Liacouras Walk, 4th floor or at your primary care physician.||$4.00|
Copies of clearances documents must be uploaded by July 31, 2013. Clearances can be uploaded online at http://edportal.temple.edu.
If you are applying to a suburban school, you are also required to submit hard copies of your clearance documentation to the Student Teaching Office (150 Ritter Annex). Additionally many districts are requiring ACT24 clearance (once your placement is finalized and we notify you of your confirmed placement, it is your responsibility to send this clearance directly to the school or district where you are placed)
As part of your application, you will need to submit a professional resume, which we will send to schools and school districts reviewing your credentials. [Note: does not apply to applicants who are currently employed as a teacher (on-the-job).]
The resume MUST be:
Once you are certain that you are eligible for student teaching, please read the application instructions carefully and answer all questions completely and in as much detail as necessary to ensure that we have all the information we need to arrange an appropriate placement for you.
DEADLINE for submitting a placement request is Friday, February 22, 2013. Applications received after February 22 MAY be processed at the discretion of the Student Teaching office, but there is no guarantee that a placement will be available.