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The Office of Teacher Education in the College of Education and Educational Technology is happy to offer free access codes to the Pearson PAPA Prep course. If you are interested to utilizing this tool to prepare for the PAPA test requirement, stop by 104 Stouffer Hall and request your access code. The Pre-service Academic Performance Assessment (PAPA) exams are required of all teacher education candidates for admission to Step I in the
IUP Three-Step Process.
Information about the new Pre-service Academic Performance Assessment exams for all candidates can be found on the
Pennsylvania Educator Certification Tests website.
Contact the IUP University Testing Center for more information at 724-357-4994.
IUP teacher candidates in need of math tutoring for the PAPA math exam can obtain help from the Department of Mathematics in the CLEM Room, Stright 302.
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The mandatory Professional Day meeting for all student teachers graduating in May 2016 will be on April 27, 2016, at 8:00 a.m. in the Ohio Room of the HUB. Please inform your cooperating teacher or university superior of this excused absence from student teaching. You will learn about Pennsylvania certification process, adding on certifications, applying for out-of-state certifications, and the use of the TIMS system. You will also be provided with how to apply and interview with prospective employers. Members of the Registrar’s Office will be available during this meeting to allow you to check your degree information and to make sure that any minors and/or concentrations are represented on your transcript. You will also be able to purchase your cap and gown at the Co-op Store. You will also receive your Act 36 letters at the end of the meeting. These letters which verify your degree completion and pending certification to school districts. This letter is the required document for the day to day substitute teaching following your graduation.
The mandatory meeting for all majors from any teacher education program who are planning to student teach in fall 2016 will be on April 20, 2016, or April 21, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in Beard Auditorium in Stouffer Hall. You must attend one of these sessions to be eligible to student teach in fall 2016. It is critical that you attend as you will learn about all requirements, expectations, and policies related to student teaching. Confirmed placements will be distributed at the end of the meeting.
The last date for IUP teacher candidates to have their Praxis and PECT score into the Teacher Education Office is August 12, 2016. There will be no exceptions. For more information about testing, go to
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