College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Teacher Education

Applying for PA Certification

Undergraduate students who have finished their degree, and graduate students who have completed all of their required courses, can apply for their Instructional I certification with Pennsylvania if they have also passed all of their required Praxis exams and maintained a GPA of 3.0.

All Pennsylvania certification applications are entered online through the PA Teacher Information Management System (TIMS). For detailed instructions click on TIMS Instruction Guide.

Questions regarding certification should be directed to Dr. Joseph K. Cifelli at or 610-660-3482.

Instructional I certification is good for six years of teaching. Students can find information on how to: obtain Instruction II certification; keep their certification current through ACT 48 credits; and obtain additional certifications by consulting the PA Department of Education.