The Certification Office in the College of Education and Human Development at Temple University provides assistance and support for current and former Temple students seeking PA Educator certifications through the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).  Students who have completed an approved educator preparation program at Temple University can apply for recommendation to PDE for certification. As part of your application, Temple University’s Certification Office will review your academic record and other requirements to verify your eligibility for certification recommendation.  Once your eligibility is confirmed, Temple will provide a recommendation through PDE's Teacher Information Management System (TIMS) - MyPDESuite.  PDE will evaluate this as well as your scores on required testing to determine whether to award the certification.


Questions About Certification?

Tonya Thomas, Assistant Director
Certification Officer

Services provided: Letters of Completion for Graduate students and Out of State Verification forms
Phone: 215-204-6070

Certification Office

Temple University College of Education and Human Development
Attn. Certification Office
Ritter Annex Room 100
1301 Cecil B Moore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19122
p. 215-204-8011 | e.
To request a letter verifying program completion please complete the Request a Letter of Completion online. 

The Certification Office is located in the Shimada Resource Center (Suite 150) on the first floor of Ritter Annex.

Pennsylvania Department of Education

Contact the Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality