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The initial teaching certificate, Instructional I, is also known as a provisional certificate. The Instructional I certificate is valid for eight service, not calendar, years in Pennsylvania, during which the individual must complete an established set of requirements (e.g. coursework, teaching experience, or an induction program).
Intern must provide evidence of:
Note: The Reading and Writing Praxis are not required for graduate certification.
Listed below are the graduate course requirements for the Career and Technical Education Instructional I Certificate. The Intern certificate is valid for only three years and all requirements for the Career and Technical Education Instructional I shall be completed in that period. The courses are listed in the typical sequence in which they may be taken. Required testing and professional work experience are also listed. The Level I certificate is valid for six years of teaching.
Models of Teaching
Concepts in Career and Technical Education Programs
Introduction to Special Education
Submit a Request for Audit. Once your audit has been completed you will receive instructions on how to apply for the Career and Technical Instructional I Certificate through the PDE Teacher Information Management System (TIMS).
CTE Certification Advisor
Division of Certification Services
Pennsylvania Department of Education - School Leadership and Teacher Quality
333 Market Street | Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Certification, Application or Technical Questions about TIMS - Please submit a Help Desk Ticket.