To be admitted to the applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must have teaching certification and have passed the teaching concentration(s) PRAXIS II subject assessment. To remain in a certification program, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA.
After review of transcripts candidates will have a projected program timeline. Availability to take courses when they are offered should be factored.
Courses will be offered during summer and evening formats to accommodate teachers in the field. After applying please be sure to follow the survey link to fill out the survey monkey which will help to target desired times for availability.
Yes, PDE now requires experiences to be fulfilled for classroom course work through core competences. Each candidates requirements will vary depending on current teaching experiences.
Please have your application and all materials in at least one month before the start of the new course session. Courses begin in June, August, and January.
All candidates will have a faculty program advisor. Candidates will meet with the advisor to develop a program plan and schedule courses. Candidates can also meet with their advisor to develop a professional development plan to meet specific career needs.
PDE requires that candidates pass the Special Education PECT exam.
Candidates will complete a Professional Educator Portfolio (PEP) to show competence in the Education Division's Candidate Learning Framework.