Certification Office

ADD-ON Certificates

IN STATE APPLICANTS WHO WISH TO ADD A SUBJECT AREA

Effective January 1, 2017, in-state applicants for certification will be able to submit their TIMS application for the subject area(s) in which they have completed their approved program for certification and may be issued ONE additional credential from the list below at no additional cost: 
 

Instructional Add On Subject  – testing requirements.  Applicants must pass the appropriate subject area content test.  Candidates must meet the qualifying test score based on a 3.0 GPA.  The GPA-Qualifying Praxis Score policy is not applicable for Instructional ADD-ONS via testing.
Program Specialist ESL – meet program requirements 
Endorsement Subject Area (Autism)  – meet program requirements

Excludes: Cooperative Ed, all Special Education areas, Health and Physical Education, Reading Specialist and
any Instructional subject for which there is no test or "no qualifying score”.
 
Application process:
When Temple’s Certification Office is ready to make the Recommendation (via TIMS) for your initial certificate, they will also inform PDE (via notes in your TIMS application) that you wish to ADD-ON another credential. You must make this request at the same time in the initial online Temple University Request for Recommendation form
 
Note: For ADD-ON credentials that require a TEST, when PDE opens your application for review the test requirement must be met and the score reports must be on file in your TIMS application.  PDE will not approve the ADD-ON subject area unless the required test is on file. You can check your test profile on file with PDE by logging into your TIMS dashboard at any time. 
 
  • For ADD-ON credentials that require PROGRAM verification (e.g. ESL) the Certification Officer will advise PDE that you have also met the program requirements for the ADD-ON certificate.
  • For ADD-ON credentials that require a TEST, when PDE opens your application for review the test requirement must be met and the score reports must be on file in your TIMS application. PDE will not approve the ADD-ON subject area unless the required test is on file. You can check your test profile on file with PDE by logging into your TIMS dashboard at any time.
If PDE denies the request to ADD-ON the credential then you can still submit a separate TIMS application and fee at a later date. Denial of an ADD-ON certificate will not affect PDE’s review of your initial program application.  
 
ADDING-ON a certificate at a later date will require a separate TIMS application and a new TIMS application fee payment.