Temple's Career and Technical Education program provides services that facilitate the awarding of the Pennsylvania Vocational II Certificate. The Vocational I certificate is valid for six years. During this time, career and technical education teachers will complete all the requirements for the Vocational II certificate. The Vocational II certificate is permanent but subject to renewal every five years. It is the responsibility of each certificate holder to obtain the Level II Certificate before the service life of the Level I Certificate expires.

Requirements for Vocational II Instructional Certificate

  1. completed 3 years of satisfactory teaching with a valid Vocational Instructional I Certificateattested to by the chief school administrator of the approved public or nonpublic school entity in which the most recent service of the applicant was performed;
  2. completed 60 credit hours in an approved program in the appropriate field of vocational education;
  3. presented evidence of having passed the basic skills test:
  4. passed the student teaching assessment using the PDE 430 Evaluation form;
  5. completed an approved induction program; and
  6. received the recommendation of Temple University. 

Holders of Level II Certificates must continue to meet Act 178 and State Board of Education Chapter 49 requirements in order to keep their certificates valid. For the most current information, please access the PDE Website.

Required Coursework

Listed below are the undergraduate course requirements for the Vocational Instructional II Certificate. The courses are listed in the typical sequence in which they may be taken. 


Course Title
PSY 1901* Introduction to Psychology

EDUC 2109*

Adolescent Development for Educators
EDUC 2255* Effective Use of Instructional Technology in Classrooms
EDUC 4788 Student Teaching in Career and Technical Education
EDUC 4111 Classroom and Conflict Management Grades 4-12
EDUC 1255 Inclusive Education for a Diverse Society
EDUC 2306 Assessment and Evaluation
EDUC 2103 Socio-cultural Foundatins of Education in the United States
MATH 1021 College Algebra
ECON 1101 or ECON 1102 Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles
Science I Elective Biology or Environmental Science or Physics, etc.
HIST 1101 or HIST 1102 U.S. History to 1877 or U.S. History since 1877
ENG 1141 Introduction to Literature
SECE 3796 Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines 7 through 12
ENES 3338 Foundations of Language Teaching: Teaching English Language Learners in Grades 4 to 12
MATH 1022 or greater Precalculus or later mathematics course
CTE 4324 Industry-based Coordination Methods for Work-based Learning
CTE 4285 Industry Education Capstone and Field Experience for Work-based Learning

* Prerequisites for ED 4788

How to Apply

Apply for the Vocational I Certificate through the PDE Teacher Information Management System (TIMS). Once you complete and submit the application with payment, the application will be forwarded to Temple's Certification Officer and processed by the university.

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