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‚ÄčIntern Program - Alternative Route

(for those who already have a bachelor's degree)

Pennsylvania's teacher intern certification is a professional certificate that entitles the holder to fill a full-time professional teaching position.  The teacher intern certification program is an alternate route to certification through an approved Pennsylvania program provider.

Step One

What do I want to teach?

Step Two

Where do I accomplish this?

Step Three

College determines entrance requirements

Step Four

Pass Content Area Testing: 
This will be the testing associated with the subject area of your program. 
As an example, if you enroll in a Science program, you will need to take the Science testing. 

Find the test(s) and scores required under the Certification Test Requirements tab on our website. (Excel)

Step Five

Apply for your Intern Certificate through the Teacher Information Management System (TIMS)
The Intern Certificate is valid for 3 calendar years from the date issued.

View the application and User Guides.

Step Six

Complete College Program

Step Seven

Apply for your Certificate through the Teacher Information Management System (TIMS)

View the application and User Guides.