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Out-of-State

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Frequently Asked Questions - Applicants Prepared Outside of Pennsylvania

Select the out of State certification Route that appLies to you

Holds a valid National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Credential comparable to a Pennsylvania certificate in subject and grade level scope

Holds an active/valid professional level out-of-state certificate with two (2) years of successful classroom teaching experience (Instructional certification areas only)

Completed an approved preparation program outside of Pennsylvania

  • For candidates who completed an approved program outside of PA but do not currently hold a professional level out-of-state certificate.
  • For candidates who completed an approved program outside of PA who currently hold a professional level out-of-state certificate but do not have two (2) years of classroom teaching experience.  
  • For all education specialist credential subject areas.    
Administrative, supervisory or superintendent credential

Educated outside of the United States