Traditional Certification Route (PA)

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Pennsylvania has 100+ colleges, universities, and providers that offer teacher education programs approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). To qualify for a Level 1 certification, the prospective educator must complete an approved teacher training program and graduate with a bachelor’s degree, meet the student teaching requirement, and pass the content area testing. For evidence of proficiency in the area of certification in the World Languages, a valid score on an ETS language test or on an on the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) OPI/OPIc and Written Language sections (administered by LTI) should be provided. When an ETS and LTI test exist for the same language, either test is accepted.

Language: American Sign Language|Arabic|Chinese|French|German|Greek|Hebrew|Hindi|Italian|Japanese|Korean|Latin|Lithuanian|Pashto|Persian Farsi|Polish|Portuguese|Punjabi|Romanian|Russian|Sanskrit|Slovak|Spanish|Swahili|Turkish|Ukrainian|Urdu|Vietnamese

State Information
State: Pennsylvania
Contact Name: Pennsylvania Department of Education
Contact Phone: 717-783-6788
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website:

Last updated on: February 9, 2021
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