Program Admission

To be eligible for admission to the program all applicants must possess:

  • A BA or BS from an accredited university or college
    • Have completed 6 undergraduate credits in mathematics, 3 credits in English composition, and 3 credits in English Literature.
  • All state required clearances

Applicants will submit the following required paperwork along with their application and $40 fee to:

Luzerne Intermediate Unit
368 Tioga Avenue
Kingston, Pa. 18704
C/O Deanna Mennig

  • Application
  • Act 151 Clearance
  • Act 34 Clearance
  • PDE-6004
  • Health Record (Health Care Provider Signature Required)
  • Act 114 (Federal Criminal History Check)
  • Act 168
    • For Act 168 forms, fill out Section 1 ONLY and stop. Send completed Section 1 to LIU18. Do not send this form to your employer. The IU must send to your employer.
    • You will need to fill one out for your current employer regardless of working with children.
    • Additionally, by law, you must fill out a separate Act 168 for EVERY position you worked (were employed) and had contact with children under the age of 18. Complete Section 1 and send in with your paperwork to IU18
  • ACT 126 (instructions will follow once you are admitted to the program)
  • 2 Letters of Reference
  • An essay that answers the question: “Why do you want to become an educator in the area of special education?”
  • Applicants can use this checklist to verify all required paperwork: Checklist

The full program of courses includes 50 credits plus 12 credits in a student teaching experience. See form below for a list of all courses:

  • LIU Courses

If Applicant would like to request a transfer of education credits or receive credit for life-experiences, the following forms are required with application: