Obtaining Clearances

Student Responsibilities with Respect to Clearance Requirements

The PA Department of Education requires Arcadia University to have a copy of current clearances for all students completing field experiences and Student Teaching. PDE states that students must demonstrate the professional behavior of acquiring and maintaining appropriate clearances.

It is your responsibility to obtain ALL required clearances to file with the Arcadia University Dept. of Education by day one of the semester. It is your responsibility to update annually the PA Child Abuse, PA Criminal Record Check, Arrest/Conviction form and the TB test in May/June. Not doing so will jeopardize your field placement and, therefore, your course completion. This will, as well, affect negatively the evaluation of your professional behavior.

It is your responsibility to retain the original clearances in a safe place and to make copies available to fieldwork sites on your first visit.

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