A Guide for Processing Clearances

All students enrolled in Education courses (graduate and undergraduate) which involve fieldwork will not be permitted to attend their fieldwork placement until all 3 of the following clearances and two step TB screening are completed and documented in the Education Department office.

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Required Certification Tests

Basic Skills Assessment
Prior to completion of 60 credits, students must pass tests of basic skills in reading, writing, and math.  Options for meeting this requirement are linked here:

Professional Skills Assessment
In order to complete final certification, students also are required to take tests of advanced professional knowledge, based on their area of certification.

Contact Information

Margaret Anne Dougherty, RSM, Ph.D.

Chair, Education Department
Associate Professor of Education

Upland Center
Room 112C
Phone: 610.796.5519

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