Student Teaching Clearances

Clearances and Additional Items

All students preparing for student teaching are required to update clearances and obtain additional items. See the required items below and instructions for obtaining them.

  • Act 34 PA Criminal History Report

    Apply online at epatch.pa.gov 

    • Click Submit New Record Check, accept the Terms & Conditions, choose Individual Request, and under Reason for Request, choose Employment.
    • Input your personal information and click Proceed.
    • Confirm your information and click Enter this Request.
    • Click View Queued Record Check, and then Submit.
    • Proceed to payment options and pay the $22.00 fee by credit/debit card.
    • When your record has been processed, click the R-Control link, and click Certification Form. Immediately save your official results as a PDF. Upload this PDF to Anthology.

    If you have questions or need help, contact the EPATCH help desk at 1-888-783-7972.

  • Act 114 FBI Federal Criminal History Report

    Fingerprinting must be registered through IdentoGO, using service code 1KG6RT (PA-PDE-Colleges/Universities Teacher Education Program). A clearance obtained with a different code will not be accepted.

    Register for the clearance at: uenroll.identogo.com

    • Enter service code 1KG6RT to register for a PA Department of Education clearance.
    • On the next screen, select Schedule or Manage an Appointment. Complete the registration form and select the photo ID you will bring to your appointment.

    To complete fingerprints on campus:

    • At the Search for Enrollment Center prompt, type in SP-KUHR, check the Walk-in box, and click Next. Print your confirmation page, then go to kutztown.edu/hr.
    • Click the Fingerprinting Appointment In the scheduler, select a date and time and record it for your reference. Enter your name, email, and phone number.

    To complete fingerprints at another location:

    • In the Search for Enrollment Center box, type in a zip code and select a location. You will now be able to schedule an appointment for that location. Print your confirmation page.
    • For your appointment, bring the photo ID that you selected during the application as well as the confirmation page and a debit/credit card for payment. Payment must be by card. Cash, PayPal, etc. are not accepted.

    Results:

    • You will receive a receipt containing your UE ID number at the fingerprinting location. Upload a copy of this receipt to Anthology.
    • The results will not arrive in the mail. Once processed, you will receive an email with a one-time link to your record. Download your record and save a copy immediately; this is the document that school districts will need. 

    If you have questions or need help, contact the IdentoGO help desk at 1-855-845-7434.

  • Act 126 Mandated Reporter Training

    Go to www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu

    • Log in with an existing account or click Don’t Have an Account to create one. Select County of Employment as Berks. Log in with the username and password provided.
    • If asked for your PPID number enter N/A.
    • If asked if you are associated with a school district for ACT 48, answer No.
    • Upon completing the course, download your certificate as a PDF and upload to Anthology.

    If you have questions or need help, contact the support center at helpcpsl@pitt.edu or 717-605-0236.

  • Act 151 Child Abuse History Report

    Go to state.pa.us/cwis/public/home

    • Choose Create an Individual Account (if you don’t already have one). Create a Keystone ID (a username consisting of letters and numbers) and fill out the additional information. Once you have logged in with your Keystone ID and set a permanent password, click on Create Clearance Application.
    • When prompted, choose School Employee Governed by Public School Code under Application Purpose.
    • After answering all questions, be sure to check Yes to have a paper version of the certificate sent to you (you can print an electronic version later if needed). Processing takes approximately 14 days.
    • Pay the $13.00 fee by credit/debit card.
    • Once you receive the results, upload a copy to Anthology and save the document for your records.

    If you have questions or need help, contact the CWIS Support Center at 1-877-343-0494.

  • TB Testing
    • PDE requires all student teachers to be tested within 90 days of entering a school building. This means testing will need to be done 90 days prior to your placement.
      • If you have two placements, the test must be dated within 90 days of the start of your second placement.
    • TB testing may be administered by your private health care provider. The KU Health & Wellness Center provides testing during the spring and fall semesters. To make an appointment at the KU Health & Wellness Center, call 610-683-4082.
    • Results may be submitted to Anthology on a script pad or doctor’s letterhead with your name, the negative result, date, and the original signature of your physician (no name stamps may be used).
  • PSEA Insurance
    • Apply online at psea.org.
    • Click Join PSEA in the upper-right hand corner and apply as a college student.
    • Be sure your membership will cover your semester of placement. You may also choose to extend the coverage.
    • Pay the membership fee and download the receipt as a PDF and upload to Anthology.
  • PSTAT Training

    Refer to the Student Teaching Clearances handout for your placement semester to check if there is a time-frame you must complete the training within. 

    • Go to https://www.pstattraining.net/
    • Register for an account under any Berks County school.
    • Complete the training module and print or download the certificate as a PDF and upload to Anthology.
  • Resume
    • Resumes must be submitted and approved by KU’s Career Center via Handshake using your KU login: joinhandshake.com/login
      • You can also visit Career Services in-person in Stratton 113.
    • It will take the Career Center 2-3 days to review and return your resume.
    • Upload the approved resume to Anthology.
    • For questions regarding Handshake, please contact careerhelp@kutztown.edu.

    Resume sample formats:

Due Dates & Submission

Due dates for each item vary by semester and placement type. Clearances must be obtained within certain timeframes to ensure they are up-to-date. Do not begin renewing clearances until the Clinical Experience office notifies you to. Find the due dates and time-frames for your student teaching semester and placement type below:

Proof of clearances must be uploaded to Anthology in the Student Teaching Clearances portfolio. Click here to login to Anthology. If you have been accepted for student teaching but don’t see the Student Teaching Clearances option when creating the portfolio, contact Clinical Experiences and the COE Support Center for assistance.

Please direct any questions regarding Anthology to the COE Support Center at coesupport@kutztown.edu | 484-646-5900.