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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

Level II application forms and instructions

Induction Requirements for Level II Certification

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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