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Level I to Level II

Level I Pennsylvania Instructional and Educational Specialist certifications are valid for six (6) years of service, not calendar years. 

If you have been teaching in Pennsylvania on a Level I certificate for 3-6 years of satisfactory service and have earned 24 post-baccalaureate credits, you can apply for a Level II certificate.  The following conditions must be met:

  • Six credits must be associated with your area(s) of certification and/or must be designed to improve professional practice
  • You must have three years of satisfactory service on a Level I certificate,  verified by the chief school administrator of the employing school entity
  • You must have completed a PDE induction program verified by the chief school administrator of your employing entity

The specific requirements for Level II certification can be found on:

Level II - Commonly Asked Questions

Educator Induction Plan Guidelines

Administrative Level II Certification and the PIL Induction Requirement

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

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