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Holds A National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Credential: 

Apply and pay online through the Teacher Information Management System, TIMS.
 
  • Submit official transcripts in college-sealed, unopened envelopes showing Bachelor's degree conferral from a regionally accredited United States college or university
  • Upload a copy of your state certificate into the TIMS application or mail with the TIMS cover sheet
  • Submit a notarized copy of the National Board credential(s)
  • Identify the comparable Pennsylvania certificate for which you will be applying (see Types of Certificates document)
Special Note: If applying for a certification in Special Education you must already hold an appropriate content area, or complete and submit an application in TIMS for a comparable Pennsylvania certificate.  Refer to CSPG 61 (Grade-Level Scope of Certificates section) for more information.