All Education and TESOL students at LaGuardia Community College must be registered in the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) Personnel Eligibility Tracking System (PETS) database specifically for LaGuardia Community College students and Fingerprinted by the NYCDOE before registering for an education course.
Field Experience & Fingerprint Requirements All Education and TESOL students must complete and submit the following three requirements at least one month before the semester you start the first course in which classroom observation or fieldwork hours are required:
Failure to complete these requirements may result in an academic withdrawal from the class requiring classroom observation or fieldwork hours. See Fingerprint Clearance Requirement below for specific information for providing proof of completing a fingerprint and background check by the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE). Please follow all steps exactly to avoid delays in your processing your information. For more information or assistance, email the Fieldwork Coordinator or Program Directors at email@example.com. The Education Program is located in the Education and Language Acquisition Department in B-234. Paula Zimmermann, Fieldwork Coordinator Michele de Goeas-Malone, Program Co-Director Caterina Almendral, Program Co-Director
Fingerprint Clearance Requirement The NYC DOE requires that all education students completing classroom observation or fieldwork hours in a NYC public school must have a background check and fingerprints on file with the NYC DOE. As part of the clearance process, you must self-register with the NYCDOE Personnel Eligibility Tracking System (PETS) office so that your clearance can be confirmed by LaGuardia Community College before the semester begins. The NYC DOE no longer offers fingerprinting services. This process can take up to two months depending on your individual case. The current cost of obtaining fingerprints from IdentoGO is $101.75. Fingerprinting is no longer done at NYC DOE Court Street. If you are currently employed in a school setting, stop here and complete this employment verification form. If you are NOT currently employed in a school setting, go to the relevant instructions below to obtain fingerprint clearance.
International students must contact the NYC DOE for further instructions on the process of fingerprinting.