School of Humanities

Lake Effect, Volume 19

Lake Effect

Volume 19
Spring 2015

Lake Effect, Volume 19 cover



German Studies Certificate

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences offers an interdisciplinary German Studies Certificate (GERSC BC) available to all Penn State Behrend students (effective fall 2015).


July 23 & 24: Pioneer Reunion for 1948-63 Alumni

Behrend Section: 
School of Science
School of Humanities
School of Engineering
Student Life
News & Events
Research and Outreach
Community & Workforce Programs
About the College

Women in Glenhill Farmhouse dormitory roomThe first students at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, are invited to return for a special two-day reunion in July.

Read Jonathan Hall's Commencement Address, "Breaking Good"

Penn State Behrend faculty member Jonathan Hall, a senior lecturer in physics, urged the Class of 2015 to seek opportunities for service to others in “Breaking Good,” his address to graduates and their guests at the college’s spring commencement. The ceremony was held Friday, May 8, at Erie Insurance Arena.

Greetings everyone, especially our graduates and their families.

CEAED Resources for Current Students

For students training to be educators, several clearances, as well as testing and technology requirements, must be met because of how important your job will be and who you'll be working with.

Clearances and Verifications Policy

CEAED Placement Procedures

For Students Interested in Field Experiences - If you have indicated an interest in teacher education at Penn State Behrend, it will be necessary for you to plan carefully in order to fulfill the field experience requirements. Please read carefully the information detailed below and retain this sheet for future reference.


The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) in conjunction with the Evaluation Systems group of Pearson has developed the new Pennsylvania Education Tests (PECT). These tests are available as of April 2, 2012. After that date, the ETS test will no longer be appropriate for students seeking Pennsylvania certification. Passing scores from ETS tests administered before April 2, 2012 will continue to be accepted for ten years.

CEAED Clearances and Verifications Policy

Upon approval to the Education major, students are responsible for keeping valid copies of all clearances/verifications on file with the CEAED Campus Coordinator. All clearances/verifications must be renewed yearly by the student and must remain valid throughout the entire academic year. Clearances/verifications should be requested during the month of May and MUST BE ON FILE BY JULY 30.