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A bachelor’s degree from a nationally accredited college/university is a base requirement for teacher certification in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania currently has two levels of certification.  The initial certificate, Level I, is valid for a specific number of service years, during which time the educator must complete established requirements.  Educators holding a Level I certificate must provide evidence of 24 semester hour post-baccalaureate credits, six (6) of which must be associated with the area(s) of certification and/or designed to improve the professional practice. Upon completion of those requirements, the Level I certificate may be converted to a Level II certificate.  If not converted, the Level I certification expires. For additional information about certification, please, consult the Pennsylvania Department of Education.


This is a list that the state maintains of approved credentialing programs. Use this list to search for credentialing programs that fit your needs. This list displays all approved language credentialing programs. The state may periodically change this list. Credential-seeking individuals must attend a program from this approved list to receive credentials in the state of Pennsylvania.

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