Academic & Student Affairs

Certification Office

Welcome to the Certification Office at Temple University. We look forward to assisting you take the next step on your journey to becoming a certified educator in Pennsylvania.  

Please take some time to review the links on this site where you will find all the resources you need to learn about certification and the application process.  If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch by phone, email…or come visit us. 

The Certification Office is located in the Shimada Student Resource Center:

Suite 150, Ritter Annex
College of Education, Temple University
1301 Cecil. B. Moore Ave.
Philadelphia PA 19122
Phone: 214-204-8011

Contact Information

Linda C. Jones
Director of Certification and External Teacher Education Programs

Phone: (215) 204 - 9165
Email: lcjones@temple.edu

Tonya Thomas
Field Placement Coordinator

Services provided: Letters of Completion for Graduate students and Out of State Verification forms
Phone: (215) 204-6070
Email: tontom@temple.edu

Maryann McGrory
Administrative Assistant

Services provided: Letters of Completion for Undergraduate students
Phone: (215) 204-8012
Email: maryann.mcgrory@temple.edu

Pennsylvania Department of Education

You can reach the Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality at 717-PA-TEACH (728-3224) or 717-787-3356 or by clicking Chat with certification staff.
Certification Staff are available for Phone and Chat on:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

If you do not have time to wait or have a question outside of these hours, submit a Help Desk ticket. You will receive a response via email within 24-48 hours.