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​CSPG 64 - Teacher Intern (Instructional) (Non-Career and Technical)

​(See pertinent instruction area codes)
Modified: June 21, 2023

Teacher Intern (Instructional) refers to non-Career and Technical Interns. Teacher Intern (Instructional) Certification enables the study of a candidate's potential for teaching through examination of their oral/written communication skills, academic preparation, qualifying work experience and the ability to function with students in a teaching situation.  

Grade Level Scope of Certificate

A person holding a valid PA Teacher Intern (Instructional) certificate is qualified to teach defined courses within a field of study that can include grades PK-12. 

Certification Assignment

An educator holding a valid PA Teacher Intern (Instructional) certificate is qualified to teach coursework in the academic area of studies within the scope of the Teacher Intern (Instructional) certificate. 

Special Considerations

The certified Teacher Intern (Instructional) may teach courses to students including special education or gifted students within the scope of the Teacher Intern (Instructional) certificate. 

A certified Teacher Intern (Instructional) may:

  • provide school staff development services regarding their collegial studies/skills;
  • serve in the role of mentor or advisor; and
  • assist students in understanding the reading content area materials related to their certification area.


The Teacher Intern (Instructional) certificate is issued for a period not to exceed three service years to qualify the holder to perform all the duties, functions, and responsibilities of the area(s) for which it is endorsed.  

Teacher Intern (Instructional) certificates may not be renewed; however, Teacher Intern (Instructional) certificates in other content areas may be issued if issuance requirements are met.

The validity of the Teacher Intern (Instructional) Certificate is contingent upon: 1) the holder rendering satisfactory service to the employing school entity, and 2) maintaining continuing enrollment and making satisfactory progress within an approved teacher preparation/certification program leading to issuance of the Instructional I certificate. 

A Teacher Intern (Instructional) certificate qualifies the holder to fill a full-time teaching position in the certification endorsement area at the elementary, middle, or secondary level in schools in Pennsylvania.


Program Specific Guidelines for Certification.

22 PA Code: Chapter 4: §4.22, §4.23, §4.31

Chapter 49: §49.11, §49.81, §49.91, §49.92

PA Public School Code: §1202, §1212, §1604

This revision supersedes all earlier CSPG's carrying this number and/or addressing this subject. Previous printing dates on this subject:  1973, 3/75, 3/78, 2/82, 1/87, 7/04

Summary of Changes

Date of RevisionsMajor Changes to CSPG # 64

​Updated CSPG title for clarification. Removed references to Career & Technical Intern certificates as this CSPG applies only to Teacher Intern (Instructional) certificates. See CSPG #66 for information on Career & Technical Intern certification.

​As per Chapter 49:
Changed subject area to certification area.
Changed calendar years to service years.
Updated grade scope for consistency and clarification.