A Teacher Information Management System (TIMS) application and:
PDE 338 A form;
PDE 338 V form verifying education experience;
Bachelor's degree and program transcripts; and,
A copy of your comparable out-of-state certificate if you hold one.
After you pay for and submit your application in TIMS, you will be provided with a cover sheet that indicates required documents. Most documents can be uploaded directly into your application or
. Documents that cannot be uploaded or submitted electronically must be submitted to PDE via mail with the cover sheet.
No additional coursework or experience is
required. You must meet the Pennsylvania
Yes, PDE will accept a current/comparable state-approved
program under the interstate certification agreement in accordance with CSPG 18.
No, a state-approved certification program from
a state that does not participate in the NASDTEC interstate certification
agreement will be reviewed upon the receipt of a completed application in order
to determine if coursework meets Pennsylvania’s specific program guidelines.