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Initial Clearance Instructions

Initial Clearance Instructions

For All Education Majors

Tuberculosis (TB) TINE Test Instructions

Going to Personal Physician:

You may go to your personal physician to have your tuberculosis test taken. If the results of this test are recorded on Mansfield University's Health Evaluation Report, then simply photo copy the side of the form with the TB result and turn it into the Field Experience Office.  Please note that every education major needs to have one of three tests (TB Tine, Mantoux, or PPD) to prove that they are negative for Tuberculosis. This requires that the form indicates the date that the test result was negative, the doctor's signature, and the student's name. Please pay special attention to this requirement as the form is misleading. The form may lead you to believe that you are not required to have the test taken, but all education majors must have the test taken and have proof of the results turned into the Field Experience Office in Retan 204.  

Going to Campus Clinic in Spruce Hall:

You may visit the Campus Clinic in Spruce Hall to have your tuberculosis test taken. You should call 4350 in advance for an appointment. They will provide a three part form, one for their records, one for you, and one for you to bring to the Field Experience Office in 204 Retan. This visit will be free, but you will be charged for the serum. (Under $30)  

Criminal Record Check Instructions (ACT 34)

On-line ACT 34 Criminal Record Check request: Pennsylvania Access to Criminal History (on-line with credit card)

Print two!! Take a copy to the Field Experience Office - RC 204

Child Abuse Clearance Instructions (ACT 151)

To apply:

** Choose volunteer for college courses or student teaching.

Print two!! Take a copy to the Field Experiences Office - RC 204

Pennsylvania FBI Fingerprint Clearance (ACT 114)

  1. Cogent Fingerprinting Services - PA Department of Education
  2. Registration - Register On-line through the PA Department of Education (Please note: We are not allowed to accept ACT 114 clearances processed through the Department of Human Services.)
  3. Dissemination Disclaimer check box and press continue
  4. Complete Applicant Registration
  5. Call fingerprint site you plan to visit and make appointment
  6. Have fingerprints scanned. Wait for clearance to return via snail mail.  (Will say "Civil Applicant Response" on top.)
         Please note:  If you do not receive a copy within 30 days call 1-888-439-2486 to request a copy
  7. Bring the original and a copy to Field Experiences - RC 204

Update:  4/7/17 FBI Fingerprint Site at 110 Alumni Hall, Mansfield University
Pre-register and pay fee on the cogentid site through the Pennsylvania Department of Education (NOT Department of Human Services) then visit Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 am to 12:00 p.m. or Wednesday 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. No appointment needed.  During peak times (semester start) allow up to 30 minutes for wait time. 

Updated 1/18/11 FBI Fingerprint Site in Wellsboro
There is a FBI scan site in Wellsboro at the Tioga County Courthouse. 
By Appointment ONLY! M-F 9:00 - 12:00 & 1:00 - 3:00 
Pre-register and pay fee on the cogentid site through the Pennsylvania Department of Education
then call Penny Whipple for an appointment 570-723-8231.

Links with helpful information regarding the Pennsylvania ACT 114 Fingerprinting effective 4/1/07:

ACT 114 FBI Clearance Q&A

ACT 114 FBI Clearance Public Communication 3-13-07

Take all original documents along with copies to the Field Experience Office, Retan Center, Room 204

Professional Liability Insurance

The Pennsylvania State Education Association  (Note: PSEA membership includes professional liability insurance.)

Be sure to print out 2 proof of membership forms – one for your records and one for the Field Experience Office - RC 204. 

A note regarding professional liability insurance: Students shall be responsible for procuring professional liability insurance at their own expense. The limits of the policy shall be a minimum of $1,000,000.00 per claim and an aggregate of $3,000,000.00 per occurrence. This policy must remain in full force and effect for the duration of the field experience, practicum, and/or student teaching assignment.

Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form (ACT 24)

Pennsylvania Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form - Put your MU ID number in the top right box, fill in your legal name and any previous names, check just one box in section 2 and provide specific information if needed, check just one box in section three, type in the current date, print out, sign, and take to the Field Experience Office - RC 204

Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Training under PA (ACT 126)

Pennsylvania Child Resource Center (Free)
Print two!!  Please be sure to take a copy of your certificate to the Field Experience Office in 204 RC.



Statement of Understanding, Confidentiality, Professionalism, & Clearance Adherence 

Mansfield University Early Field Experience Handbook.  Read the Handbook, print out Form 1 (Statement of Understanding) and Form 2 (Statement of Confidentiality and Professionalism & Statement of Clearance Adherence), read, sign and take to the Field Experience Office - RC 204. Print two - one for your records and one for the Field Experience.




Web Advisor
Test Summary
Other Tests

Students can print out & sign to provide professors with proof that all clearances are on file with Field Experience Office.

The Field Experience Office strongly recommends that you put your eight clearance copies in four sheet protectors in a specific order so that they can easily be provided to public schools when you visit for observation/participation experiences.  See Ms. McClure for an example. 

Public School Employee's Only - Clearance Letter

Current Teacher - Clearance Form