Teacher Professional Development in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Education website

Professional Education Plan Guidelines

Teacher Certification in Pennsylvania

Level I Certification -
  • Valid for up to 6 years of service (not calendar years)
  • Need to accrue 24 post-baccalaureate credits to convert to a Level II certificate

Level II Certification -
  • 24 post-baccalaureate credits required
  • Must prove 3 years of successful teaching in the state of Pennsylvania
  • Completion of a Pennsylvania Department of Education-approved induction program
  • If Level I was received after September 1, 2001, satisfactory results on the Level II assessment required

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