Background Checks and Clearances

All enrolled students in any education program at Lebanon Valley College must complete the required background checks prior to the start of their freshman year. Please see the Education Department site for additional information.

All applicable paperwork should be submitted to the Education Department (for elementary, early childhood, and secondary education students) or to the Music Department (for music education students) for review. Clearances will be kept on file in the Registrar's Office. Students who need to verify that clearances are on file should check under "test scores" in AccessLVC. If clearances are listed, then they are on file with the Registrar's Office.


Applying for Certification

To obtain teacher certification, candidates must complete an online application for certification, following degree completion, on PDE’s web site using the TIMS application. Paper certification forms are no longer accepted by PDE. Please see LVC's Teacher Certification Application Instructions for step-by-step instructions and helpful links.


Verifying Teacher Certification Candidacy Status 

Students needing to verify the status of their teacher certification candidacy should complete a Request for Verification of Enrollment/Academic Status Form and return it to the Registrar’s Office for processing. The verification will note any pending coursework or outstanding certification requirements.


Additional Resources

More information on teacher certification requirements and associated documentation can be found on the Education Department website.