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Certification Frequently Asked Questions

Your questions and concerns are very important to us. In this section, we have tried to anticipate as many of your questions as possible so that you need go no further than these pages to get your answer. If you have a specific question that is not covered here, we want to assist you in securing a timely response. You may, in those cases, contact us directly and we will do our best to address your individual concern.

Appropriate Certifications and HQT Under ESSA (PDF)  New for 2016-17

Applicants Prepared in PA (PDF)

Applicants Prepared Out-of-State (PDF)

Private Academic Certification (PDF)

Administrative, Supervisory and Superintendent (PDF)

English as a Second Language (PDF)

Level II Certification (PDF)

Good Moral Character (PDF)

Validity - Intern and Level I Certificates (PDF)

Letters of Equivalency - Bachelor's or Master's (PDF)

Intern Program (PDF)

Act 48 of 1999

GPA-Praxis Testing Requirements

How to Contact the Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality - Educators (PDF)

How to Contact the Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality - Approved Program Providers and Local Education Agencies (PDF)

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