Identify the comparable Pennsylvania certificate for which you will be applying (see
Types of Certificates). Special Note: If applying for a certification in Special Education PreK-8 or 7-12 (issued only until 12/31/21), you must already hold or qualify and apply for a Pennsylvania certificate in an appropriate grade-comparable content area. If applying for Special
Education PK-8 or 7-12, your completed application must be submitted in TIMS in
the Awaiting Evaluation status by 12/31/21. PDE will begin issuing the Special Education PreK-12 certificate as an initial or stand-alone subject area January 1, 2022. Refer to
CSPG 61 (Grade-Level Scope of Certificates section) for more information.