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Application to Teacher Candidacy
Admittance to Upper Level Coursework 

     Process: During the semester in which the 48th credit is taken, students apply for admission to Teacher Candidacy(not over 75 credits):

·         A minimum 2.8 QPA

·         Clear Act 34 (NO record…NONE, criminal record check), obtained online immediately

·         Clear FBI Record Check (NO record…NONE) (Continuing enrollment in SRU Teacher Preparation Program is required for fingerprinting to remain valid).

·         Select Dept. of Education (PDE)

·         Clear Act 151 (child abuse)

·         Act 24 (arrest or conviction – NO record)

·     Demonstration of Basic Skills and Post-Bacc option

·         Complete Department Teacher Candidacy Application  (See applications under SPOTLIGHT)

·         Negative TB screening

·         20 hours of early field experience in a diverse setting (talk to advisor)

·         Other requirements as determined by the department – check with advisor

·         Continue the ePortfolio (on TaskStream when required, see policy)

          - Purchasing details will be discussed in the FYRST Seminar class.

·         Details about the ePortfolio assignment on D2L.

·         Click here for TaskStream Guidelines.

Application for Student Teaching directions


Teacher Candidacy Admission



Teacher Education Policy Manual

Teacher Candidacy Admission Application forms in SPOTLIGHT  ---à

Praxis General Information

Test Prep
Study Guides
Full-Length Test

SRU Framework for Teaching


Undergraduate/Graduate Student Teaching Forms

Form  #1

Interim Evaluation Form

Form #2

Progress Assessment

Form #3

Final Evaluation

Form #4

Essential Teaching Skills Rubric


Application for Graduation and
Pennsylvania Teacher Certification



·         A 3.0, or higher, cumulative grade-point average (GPA), OR 2.8 cumulative GPA, or higher, AND a qualifying passing subject area assessment (Praxis/PECT) score as determined by PDE and a qualifying passing Praxis II/PECT (content).

·         Pennsylvania has some of the highest score requirements in the country.

·         Test(s) can be taken at online at SRU (Indicate SRU as score recipient)

·         High QPA but unsuccessful test = NO certification.

Apply for Graduation

·         Review Rock Audit to ensure that all requirements are met.

o   Log in to MySru, Click on the Student Self-Service Tab,  Enter the Banner Self-Service channel, Click Student then Student Records and Apply to Graduate

Apply for Certification

·         Candidates who wish to apply for Pennsylvania certification must register the Pennsylvania Department of Education and apply through the Teacher Information Management System (TIMS) no earlier than the first day of the month in which they will graduate.


·         For more information see page 31 of the Teacher Education Policy Manual.



Teacher Candidacy Admission Applications:

Special Education/ Elementary Education:

SPED/ELED Undergrad


Secondary Education/ Foundations of Education: 

Post 2010 SEFE (7-12)

SEFE Middle Level

Music Education: 

MUSIC Undergrad

MUSIC Post-Bac

Physical and Health Education: 

PHYS ED Undergrad

PHYS ED Post-Bac

Leadership in PHYS ED