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School of Education

Mandatory Pre-Service Teacher Permit

Any student enrolled in courses that require field hours or student teaching placement must get a Pre-Service Teacher Permit.

To obtain the permit, see details

Application Instructions

  • Create/Access your OHID account.
  • Click Educator Licensure and Records (CORE).
  • Navigate to My Credentials on your CORE Dashboard
  • Click Apply for NEW Credential.
  • Select Pre-Service Teacher Permit from the menu.
  • Click Apply and complete the online application from your CORE Dashboard.
    • Note that the Information Retrieval Number (IRN) of your college or university is required for the application. The University of Akron IRN is 062869

Mandatory BCI/FBI background check

Any courses that require field hours or student teaching placement will need to get their BCI/FBI background check.

We have partnered with UA's School of Counseling to offer this service on campus, see details.  

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Zook Hall at the The University of Akron's LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education

The LeBron James Family Foundation School of Education
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Akron, OH 44325-4201

Phone: 330-972-7750
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