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Required Clearances for Field Experience

Drexel University School of Education

Any Drexel University student completing field experiences in a PK-12 or clinical setting in the presence of minors must provide copies of clearances which are valid for the location of their placement. These clearances should be submitted upon admission to the program and are required ahead of a student's first field experience course. Students conducting a field experience will be required to obtain the following based on the location of their placement. The School of Education Field Placement Office and Advising Team works with the Human Resources Compliance Team at SOEclearances@drexel.edu to process clearance documents for students.

Field Placement Site Located in Pennsylvania Field Placement Site Located Outside of Pennsylvania
PEBC Confidential Consent and Release Click here to complete

Please check “School of Education Field Placement (self-pay)” and type in the state in which placement will occur.

This form must be file before the Human Resources Compliance Team will review any documents.

Click here to complete

Please check “School of Education Field Placement (self-pay)” and type in the state in which placement will occur.

This form must be file before the Human Resources Compliance Team will review any documents.

Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance $13 / Instructions / Email to SOEclearances@drexel.edu Not required
Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check $22 / Instructions / Email to SOEclearances@drexel.edu Not required
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Background Check

$25.25 /Instructions / Complete fingerprinting on-campus or email UEID number to SOEclearances@drexel.edu

If you wish to be fingerprinted on campus, you will need to make an appointment via the link in Step 8 of the instructions. You will receive the ”Drexel Location Code” by email upon completion of the “PEBC Confidential Consent and Release”.

If you are doing your field placement in state outside of Pennsylvania, Drexel requires an FBI on file, but there are a few options:

Option 1: Complete in Pennsylvania

Follow the instructions to the left!

Option 2: Complete in State Serviced by IdentoGO

If you’re located in New Jersey, New York, Florida, Colorado, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas, or West Virginia, you may follow the instructions to the left and select an IdentoGO location in your state. You will incur an additional “out of state” fee.

Option 3: Complete in State NOT Serviced by IdentoGO

Email SOEclearances@drexel.edu and ask for the “out of state ink print instructions”. Please reference the state you are currently in. You may incur an additional “ink service” fee.

Option 4: Obtain for State of Field Placement

If you have an FBI clearance that clearly indicates that it was a fingerprint search (as opposed to a name search) and includes the results of the search, please email it to SOEclearances@drexel.edu for consideration.

Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Training Drexel University School of Education students must complete the required Reporter Training before starting their field experience. Mandated Reporter Training prepares students with the proper information on how to handle and report issues they experience at a school. Mandated Reporter Training is conducted online. You can register and complete the training at the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center website. Candidates must save a copy of the certificate and forward a copy to SOEclearances@drexel.edu Students are required to complete a mandated reporting training in the state of their field placement or complete the Pennsylvania version.

NOTE: *Per Drexel policy, clearances expire 5 years from the date of issuance, and it is the student's responsibility to maintain updated clearances. Some schools and school districts may require clearances to be valid within one year from the date of issuance to conduct field experience within their school/district. Drexel students will be notified of any placement specific clearance requirements on a case-by-case basis by the Field Placement Office.