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The Graduate PA Intern Teaching Certification is designed exclusively for candidates who wish to teach in Pennsylvania, hold a Bachelor's degree and who seek to qualify for the PA Instructional I Certificate, in order to teach at the Secondary level (7-12). Candidates may begin teaching while completing the remainder of the required blend of online courses and field experiences.
Completion of the following requirements will lead the candidate to be recommended for PA Intern Teaching Certification:
Drexel University offers Secondary (7-12) PA Intern Teaching Certification areas in:
This program is ideal for highly qualified candidates who are already in a teaching position, but are not certified. They should be in the field that they are seeking certification in, or have a broad liberal arts background.
Students completing the program have the option to continue coursework to earn the MS in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum: Teacher Certification Track degree. All graduate credits earned in this certificate program may be applied toward the Master’s degree.
Students who want to teach outside of Pennsylvania are not eligible to participate in this program. The Graduate PA Intern Teaching Certificate feature is only available to qualified students who plan to teach Secondary (Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space, English, Environmental Education, General Science, Mathematics and Physics) in Pennsylvania. Secondary Social Studies is NOT available as a PA Intern Certification.
However, those students are eligible to participate in Drexel’s Post-Bachelor’s Teaching Certificate. The curriculum for this program is identical to the Graduate Intern Teaching Certificate but does not grant the temporary teacher certificates. The Post-Bachelor’s Teacher Certification program is ideal for those who want to teach anywhere in the nation. We recommend prospective students contact their state's Department of Education to find out these transfer procedures before proceeding. Learn more about interstate reciprocity policies eligibility, and requirements in your state.
Drexel University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The teaching certificate programs are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and can be applied nationwide.
In addition, students enrolled in Drexel's teacher education programs are eligible to participate in Student Teaching at the Department of Defense Dependant Schools (DoDDS). Click here for further information.
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View the curriculum for our Graduate Intern Teaching Certificate program or select on of the links on the upper left hand side for additional information about the program.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for all four terms. Apply today! See admissions criteria for specific supplemental materials required.
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