To use the ABCTE program to obtain a teaching certificate in Pennsylvania, you will:
1. Complete the ABCTE program
a. Certificate should be used within 3 years
b. Use certificate in step 2 below
Pennsylvania Dept. of Education Requirements for using the ABCTE Certificate
1. Obtain a teaching position in a Pennsylvania school
2. Apply for a Temporary Teaching Permit (TTP) (1 year) with the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). Be sure to include:
a. An authorization to ABCTE releasing your score reports to PDE
b. A notarized copy of the front and back of your ABCTE certificate
c. A completed Pennsylvania certification application
d. A sealed official copy of your college transcript
3. Transform your TTP into an Instructional I Certificate by completing:
a. PDE Mentoring program for ABCTE teachers through Pt. Park University.
b. Two graduate level courses through Pt. Park University. Full details on the post-certification requirements can be found on Pt. Park’s web site. These requirements cannot be fulfilled while teaching in a cyber charter school.
Point Park University information for ABCTE:
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