Identify the comparable Pennsylvania certificate for which you will be applying (see
Types of Certificates). Special Note: PDE no longer issues the Special Education PK-8 or 7-12 certification areas. PDE began issuing the Special Education PreK-12 certificate 1/1/22. Refer to
CSPG 61 (Grade-Level Scope of Certificates section) for more information.
Provide universal access to high-quality early childhood education.
Ensure graduates of Pennsylvania’s high schools are career ready.
Improve access, affordability, and completion in postsecondary education and training.