If you intend to teach in secondary education (grades 7-12), you need to be officially admitted into ESU's teacher education program. The formal process is called screening. To prepare, you will gather items and schedule an appointment to interview with PSED faculty. The directions are below. You will not be officially admitted to teacher education until you pass screening. The process ensures that we are meeting Pennsylvania Department of Education teacher education requirements.

Undergraduates: After you have completed credits 45–60 credits of coursework you must screen to take upper-level courses.

Graduate - Post Baccalaureate: The timing of screening will vary depending on your goals. Please meet with your adviser to establish your timeline.

With requirements in mind, regularly consult with your PSED adviser.

Major Steps in the Process

  1. Advising: Meet with your PSED adviser to establish the optimal time to screen.
  2. Courses: Take the entry-level courses. Maintain a 3.0 QPA.
  3. Complete the Candidates for PSED Secondary Education Screening Sign Up form and email Ms. Chambliss your intent to screen, your name and student ID, test scores, ESU transcript, clearances and TK20 Proof.
  4. Prepare to Screen: Meet with your adviser to make sure you understand the requirements. The documents below can be obtained in Stroud 209, PSED area. Thoroughly read the Screening Requirements and complete all requirements:
  5. Make an Appointment: Contact the PSED Secretary, Ms. Carolyn Cooper Chambliss to make a Screening Appointment. Screening takes place during October, April, June and July. Times will be posted on the PSED bulletin board and in Warrior Notes. It is best to make the appointment three weeks in advance.
  6. Submit Writing and Projects: Please send the professor you are interviewing with the various materials. The writing prompt and projects that can be shared digitally. Sharing can be done in email attachments or hyperlinks:
    • Present a slide summary of artifacts and learning you have in your physical portfolio


    • Have all your artifacts in an online portfolio or online folder and share them with the professor interviewing you. Please do not put any confidential information in a web portfolio.

  7. Your appointment: This is the time to show that you are ready to become a professional educator. You will be interviewed by PSED faculty. Video of what to expect
  8. Status: If all requirements are met, your name will be submitted to ESU's Teacher Education Council who will determine if you have met requirements. If you have, you will be officially welcomed into teacher preparation and will receive a letter from The Dean of the College of Education. Retain the letter for your records.

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Contact Us

For additional information regarding the programs offered in the Professional & Secondary Education department, please contact the secretary at ccooper12@esu.edu

Contact Information

Campus Address
Stroud Hall 209
(570) 422-3363
(570) 422-3942 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Department Chair
Beth Sockman
(570) 422-3621