Requirements for Teacher Certification in Pennsylvania

All candidates for initial certification in Pennsylvania must have earned at least a baccalaureate degree, completed an approved program of teacher education, and passed the PRAXIS series tests for their certification area. All candidates for certification must meet the qualifying scores for all applicable tests at the time their applications for certification are received by the Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality. Students interested in seeking certification may pick up materials pertaining to these tests in the Education Department Office at 57 South College Street or may review and download the materials from the PRAXIS Series website. Since the tests are given on specified dates, candidates are responsible for meeting deadlines for registration which are included in materials cited above.