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Certification Frequently Asked Questions

Your questions and concerns are very important to us. In this section, we have tried to anticipate as many of your questions as possible so that you need go no further than these pages to get your answer. If you have a specific question that is not covered here, we want to assist you in securing a timely response. You may, in those cases, contact us directly and we will do our best to address your individual concern.

Act 48 of 1999

Administrative, Supervisory and Superintendent

Applicants Prepared in PA

Applicants Prepared Out-of-State

Emergency Permits

English as a Second Language

Good Moral Character

GPA-Praxis Testing Requirements

“Highly Qualified” Certification Questions and Answers Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Instructional Intern Program

Letters of Equivalency - Bachelor's or Master's

Level II Certification

Pass Rates

Private Academic Certification

School Social Worker Certification

STEM and Computer Science


Validity - Intern and Level I Certificates