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.
Upon approval to the Education major, students are responsible for keeping valid copies of all clearances/verifications on file with the EECE 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.
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will award over 600 degrees at its spring commencement on Friday, May 8.
The ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Erie Insurance Arena, 809 French St. It is open to the public and no tickets are needed to attend. Detailed information for candidates and their guests can be found here.
The Young People’s Chorus of Erie hopes to emphasize the power of an awakening through “My Soul is Awakened,” this year’s spring concert from northwest Pennsylvania’s only comprehensive youth choral music program.
“The Road Home” will be the theme of this year’s Penn State Behrend Chamber Singers and Concert Choir spring concert, scheduled for Sunday, April 19.
Its theme is inspired by a spiritual of the same name from Grammy-nominated southern American composer Stephen Paulus, who passed away last year. The concert begins at 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Erie, 7th and Sassafras streets.