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Private Academic Certificate - Secondary Teacher

Section 57.11. Teachers.

In addition to the general requirements of §§51.31 and 51.34 (relating to general expectations; and certification for teachers) teachers shall meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be a graduate of an approved 4-year college or university with a Pennsylvania teaching certificate in the subject in which the instruction is or will be rendered.
  • Be a graduate of an approved 4-year college or university and submit documentary evidence of the successful completion of a minimum of 18 semester hours in the subject matter field in which instructional service is or will be rendered, and documentary evidence of the successful completion of a minimum of 6 semester hours in the theory of secondary education.
  • Be a graduate of an approved 4-year college or university and submit documentary evidence of the successful completion of a minimum of 18 semester hours in the subject matter field in which instructional service is or will be rendered, and documentary evidence of a minimum of 1 year of successful teaching experience in a public, nonpublic nonlicensed or accredited secondary school.