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Out of State

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Frequently Asked Questions - Applicants Prepared Outside of Pennsylvania


Out of State Application Route Selection

Which criteria do you meet?

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 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

  • with or without an active/valid out-of-state certificate  
  • with or without a minimum of two (2) yeas successful classroom teaching experience    

Submitting education from multiple preparation programs 

  • no recommendation from a state approved preparation program, or
  • no program completion verified by one institution
  • may have out-of-state certificate but does not have two years successful classroom teaching experience      

    Applying for an administrative, supervisory or superintendent credential

Educated outside of the United States

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