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Certification Preparation

Pennsylvania has over 100 colleges, universities and alternative preparation program providers that offer teacher education programs approved by the Department of Education. Students who secure the recommendation for certification by the college or university have met: all requirements of the approved preparation program, the qualifying scores on the required tests and other requirements established by the State Board of Education.

Approved Certification Programs (PDF)

Institutional Program Approval

Alternative Program Providers

Program Framework Guidelines and Rubrics

The program approval process is based upon general and subject-specific guidelines, rather than a minimum number of credits, set by the Department of Education and implemented by the preparing institution. This section provides information on the approved programs at the Pennsylvania colleges and universities as well as the Program Framework Guidelines and rubrics established by the Department.

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