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Please refer to the following links for information on Pennsylvania certification requirements and how to apply:
Certification Requirements - Broad requirements for Pennsylvania certification
Out of State Application Route Selection - Which criteria do you meet? 
All links are PDF documents.
Holds a valid National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Credential comparable to a Pennsylvania certificate in subject and grade level scope
Holds an active/valid out-of-state certificate with two (2) years of successful classroom teaching experience (Instructional certification areas only)
  • with or without an active/valid out-of-state certificate
  • with or without a minimum of two (2) years successful classroom teaching experience
  • no recommendation from a state approved preparation program, or
  • no program completion verified by one institution
  • may have out-of-state certificate but does not have two years successful classroom teaching experience 

For additional information, please contact:

Division of Certification Services |
Pennsylvania Department of Education - School Leadership and Teacher Quality
333 Market Street | Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: 717.728.3224 |