Act 114 Fingerprinting Clearance: The revised fingerprint requirement includes all university students who are in a public or private school on field experiences of any type. The fingerprinting must be done in Pennsylvania, following these directions: 1. Go to https://uenroll.identogo.com and use service code 1KG6RT. This service code is unique to Gannon. Do not use this code for another purpose. a. Choose PDE under the category, Choose Your Agency.
b. When applying for clearances for field placements, choose PDE – Colleges/Universities Teacher Education Program under the category, Select Your Reason for Fingerprinting =PDE-.
If applying for clearances for student teaching, choose PDE-School Districts under the category, Select Your Reason for Fingerprinting. 2. Once you receive the service code, click Continue; then, click Schedule or Manage Appointment. 3. Follow the on-screen directions and fill in the personal information.
a. You are required to choose the official document you will bring to the fingerprinting center.
4. Choose the location for your fingerprinting appointment.
a. You are able to create an appointment or you can select Walk In.
5. Next, you will be given access to a service summary which you MUST print. 6. The cost is $22.60 and can be paid using money order or credit card. You may also make payment or at the fingerprinting center, using a money order or credit card. • T o enhance the safety of students, Act 82 of 2012 expands the provisions of Act 24. The Arrest or Conviction Report and Certification Form associated with Act 82 must be completed by teacher preparation candidates prior to participation in classroom teaching, clinical, or field experience. Within 72 hours of the occurrence of an arrest or conviction, the Act 82 form must be completed and submitted. See the form for all reportable offenses. The form is available in the School of Education office. • Act 126 Child Abuse Training (3-hours): Due to PDE Act 126 Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Act, the PA Department of Education now requires a 3-hour seminar which will include recognition of the signs of abuse, mandatory reporting requirements, maintenance of professional and appropriate relationships with students, etc. All school districts in the Erie area are requiring this clearance in order to student teach or complete a field experience in their schools. ACT 126 training can be completed online free of charge at www.reportabuse.pa.pitt.edu. • Candidates whose clearances are not on file during the first month of the semester in which they are enrolled for their first field experience will be required to drop the course from their schedules. • Out-of-state candidates are also subject to background checks and must follow the same directions as residents of Pennsylvania. • Candidates must have completed a Diocesan Creating a Safe Environment training session prior to the first field experience. The one hour training is offered free of charge online at www.eriercd.org/protectyouth.htm. • Candidates must have a valid negative TB test on file in the School of Education prior to the first field experience. Arrangements for the test are the responsibility of the teacher candidate. All secondary majors must earn a passing grade on each field experience before the next experience can be completed.