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Important Updates for Education Students

Education Majors

Make sure you apply to the College of Education, if you are going to be over 64 credits.

TB testing/Physicals at Keeling Health Center

Call for appointments
1st week of semester Early Childhood Special Education Majors
3rd week of semester is CSD & Rehab Majors
4th week of semester is Mid Level & Secondary Majors
TB testing only Monday and Tuesday 9:00-11:30/1:30-3:30
Physical schedule during TB testing

UPDATE: ACT 24 is now a required clearance for all pre-service teachers. More information about this clearance can be found at Clearances- FBI- Act 33- Act-34.

Pearson testing

Students in teacher preparation programs may now take the Pearson tests on campus. For registration, schedules and requirements, visit For information, call 814- 393-2404.
Please Note:
ETS Praxis I is now the Pearson PAPA!
Praxis II has changed for some Majors
Old Test
New Test
Pearson Prek-4 *
Pearson K-8*
Secondary Ed
ETS Praxis II
NO Change
All K-12
ETS Praxis II
NO Change
ED Middle Level
ETS Mid Level Praxis II 7-9
ETS Mid Level 4-8*
· Computer based only!
· Information about Pearson tests:
· Information about ETS Praxis tests:
· Clarion University’s Person Testing Center is in Room 7 Sped, Stevens Hall. Every Saturday and alternating Fridays

Student Teaching Paperwork Information

The final cut-off date is:
June 30th for Student Teaching in the Spring Semester.
January 15th for Student Teaching in the Fall Semester.
All of the following information must be updated and on file in the Office of Field Services before you are able to student teach.
  • Current physical and TB test
  • Clearances Act 24, 33, 34, 151
  • Liability Insurance ($1,000,000)
  • Praxis test taken or Seat Ticket showing that you are registered for the needed test before student teaching.
** If any of these informational items are not current or in the Office of Field Services by the given dates you will need to complete your student teaching experience the following semester.
College of Education and Human Services students seeking teacher certification are required to pay a state established $100 fee for certificate application which used to be collected in the Field Services Office.

Beginning with Spring 2012 Semester:

  1. All students who register for student teaching are required to pay a $100 state certification fee. (e.g. when the students registers for student teaching as: 6 credits of ED 424 and 6 credits of ED 425, he or she will have to pay this fee).
  2. This fee will be collected by Pennyslvania Department of Education through the TIMS program. (Click here to access TIMS.) 
  3. This fee will no longer be handled by any component of the University.
  4. Field Services Office staff will continue to compile the certification list and compare it to the TIMS database to ensure all requirements for their ceritification have been meet.
  5. Any student who has not paid or met their requirements will be notified that their certification will not be fulfilled.
  6. The students who need to access TIMS are enrolling in ALL SECTIONS OF:
ECH 424 Early Childhood Student Teaching
ED 432 Student Teaching in Music
ECH 425 Early Childhood Student Teaching
ED 433 Student Teaching in Music
ED 421 Modern Language Student Teaching
EDML 423 Library Practicum in Elementary School
ED 423 Library Practicum in Secondary Schools
EDML 424 Middle Level Student Teaching
ED 424 Secondary Student Teaching
EDML 425 Middle Level Student Teaching
ED 425 Secondary Student Teaching
SPED 450 Special Education Student Teaching
ED 426 Environmental Education Student Teaching