**** Update In Clearance Policy, Effective July 1, 2009 ***
In accordance with the Pennsylvania Department of Education and all School Districts who host Field Experience and Student Teaching Experience Students, the School of Education will now require that all students submit each of their clearances (Act 33/Child Abuse, Act 34/Criminal History, Act 114/FBI, and TB Testing) to the Office of Student and Academic Services ANNUALLY during their academic career at Duquesne University.
It is extremely imperative you follow these new guidelines, so that you do not face one or all of the following consequences:
- Student with outstanding clearances will not be permitted to register for courses.
- Student will be removed from Education courses if not in possession of current clearances.
- Student will lose Student Teaching Placement if not in possession of current clearances.
To submit your updated clearances, please bring the original or a copy of your current clearances to Ms. Cindy Cafaro, 214 Canevin Hall. If you are unsure if your clearances are current, please call the Office of Student and Academic Services at 412.396.6093.
This policy is being implemented to conform to the policies of local school districts in accordance with the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Clearances are required for the safety of school children, and also for the adults who interact with them. Different school districts may have differing renewal policies; however, our policy must cover all possibilities. We understand that the need to renew each of the clearances multiple times might cause concern to students and their families. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Office of Student and Academic Services at 412.396.6093 or by e-mail email@example.com. Thank you for your understanding and adherence to this matter.
Instructions on how to obtain your clearances
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School of Education
Office of Student and Academic Services
214 Canevin Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
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Excellence Awards • Application Deadline April 15
Each year, during the School of Education's Diploma Ceremony in May, the School of Education recognizes new graduates and an alumnus/ae of the Leading Teacher Program and one alumnus/alumnae of a graduate program for excellence that reflects the Duquesne University Spiritan Tradition of Caring.
Bachelor's and Master's level graduates of the Leading Teacher Program in December 2014 and May 2015 graduates are invited to apply now!
Alumnus/alumnae of the Leading Teacher Program or a School of Education Graduate Programs with 5 years of service after conferral of a degree are invited to apply for the Alumni Excellence Awards by April 15, 2015.
Please submit hard copies with the award clearly marked on the outside of the envelope to the Office of Student & Academic Services department in 214 Canevin Hall. Please submit electronic submissions and questions to Dr. Kara McGoey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leading Teacher Program Excellence Award-Graduate
Leading Teacher Program Excellence Award-Undergraduate
Alumni Leading Teacher Program Excellence Award
Graduate Program Alumni Excellence Award