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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:
** 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.
- Upon successful completion of student teaching, teacher candidates will need to complete the online application for Pennsylvania certification through the use of T.I.M.S. (see below).
- A $100.00 fee will be collected by Pennsylvania Department of Education through the T.I.M.S. program. (Click to access and learn about T.I.M.S.)
- Field Services Office staff will continue to compile the certification list and compare it to the T.I.M.S. database to ensure all requirements for certification have been meet.
Abraxas, Achievement House Cyber, Allegheny Clarion Valley, Ambridge Area, Anvonworth School, Armstrong Co., Baldwin-White Hall, Beaver Area, Brockway Area, Brookville Area, Broward County (Florida), Butler, Cameron County, Canon-McMillan, Carlynton, Clarion, Clarion Immaculate Conception, Clarion-Limestone Area, Cranberry Area, Deer Lake, DuBois Area, Dubois Central Catholic,, East Allegheny, Elizabeth Forward, Farrell Area, Forest Area (East Forest/West Forest), Franklin Area, Freedom Area, Hampton Township, Highlands, Hopewell, Imagine Penn Hills Charter, Jeff Tech, Johnsonburg, Kane, Karns City Area, Keystone, Kiski Area, Laurel, Leechburg Area, Mars Area, McKeesport Area, Moniteau, Moon Area, Mt. Lebanon, New Brighton, New Kensington-Arnold, North Clarion County, Oil City Area, Punxsutawney, Quaker Valley, Redbank Valley, Riverside Beaver County, Riverview IU#6, Rochester Area, Seneca Valley, Shaler Area, St. Mary’s Area, St. Patrick’s, St. Stephen’s, Sto Rox, Titusville Area, Union, Upper St. Clair, Valley Grove, Venango Catholic, Western Beaver County, West Mifflin, Woodland
*Schools underlined are not K-12 public
Color Map (PDF) of Clarion County and surrounding area
Color Map (PDF) of Allegheny County and surround area
Mission of Office of Field Services (OFS):
Glossary of terms:
PECT is Pennsylvania Educator Certification Tests (what is needed to be certified as a teacher)
PAPA is Pre-service Academic Performance Assessment (test(s) taken through Pearson for PECT)
PDE Pennsylvania Department of Education