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22 Pa. Code § 49.12. Eligibility.

§ 49.12. Eligibility.

 In accordance with sections 1109, 1202 and 1209 of the act (24 P. S. § §  11-1109, 12-1202 and 12-1209), every professional employe certified or permitted to serve in the schools of this Commonwealth shall:

   (1)  Be of good moral character.

   (2)  Provide a physician’s certificate stating that the applicant, with or without reasonable accommodation, is able to perform successfully the essential functions and duties of an educator. A qualified applicant who has tuberculosis or another communicable disease or a mental disability, will not be deemed to pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others unless a threat to health or safety cannot be eliminated by a reasonable accommodation.

   (3)  Be at least 18 years of age.

   (4)  Except in the case of the Resource Specialist Permit, Vocational Instructional Intern Certificate, and Vocational Instructional Certificate, have earned minimally a baccalaureate degree as a general education requirement.


   The provisions of this §  49.12 issued under sections 1317 and 1319 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. § §  367 and 369) (Repealed).


   The provisions of this §  49.12 amended through September 12, 1980, effective September 13, 1980, 10 Pa.B. 3665; amended September 24, 1999, effective September 25, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 4954; amended July 14, 2006, effective July 15, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 3655. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (312174).

Cross References

   This section cited in 22 Pa. Code §  49.65 (relating to out-of-state and Nationally-certified applicants); 22 Pa. Code §  49.90 (relating to criteria for eligibility). 22 Pa. Code §  49.91 (relating to criteria for eligibility); and 22 Pa. Code §  49.151 (relating to eligibility and criteria).

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