Route To Obtaining A Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate
What do I want to teach?
Where do I accomplish this?
Start a bachelor's degree program
Basic Skills Assessments: we currently accept a variety of
tests for this requirement,
such as the ACTs, SATs, PAPA with Pearson, or CORE
Find the score requirements for each option under the Certifications Test Requirements tab on our website. (Excel)
Complete college program
Pass Content Area Testing: This will be the testing associated
with the subject area you completed. As
an example, if you completed a Mathematics program, you will need to take the
Find the test(s) and scores required under the Certification Test Requirements tab on our website. (Excel)
Apply for your certificate through the Teacher Information
Management System (TIMS).
View the application and User Guides.