Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification
Penn State Graduate School Application Instructions
For information on program requirements and how to apply, candidates interested in Level I certificates issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education should contact the Advising and Certification Center, 228 Chambers Building, (814) 865-0488,
Once an unofficial transcript evaluation has been completed by the Certification Office in 228 Chambers, the prospective candidate must follow the following procedures:
Post-Baccalaureate certification applications are not reviewed until all materials have been verified. It is the applicant's responsibility to see that all application materials are submitted. A complete application for admission to a teacher certification program includes the following materials:
- PSU Graduate School Electronic Application for Admission.
- Two official transcripts of all prior college or university studies.
- Completed curriculum checksheet outlining remaining course requirements.
Also please note the following with regard to filing an application:
Applicants may wish to follow-up their transcript requests to see that they have been sent and received. Delays in processing admission applications often result from non-receipt of transcripts.
An application is reviewed by the faculty of the appropriate option area. However, an application is not reviewed until ALL application materials listed in the preceding section have been received. Action on an application for the certification programs usually is taken within 30 days after all materials are received. If an applicant has not received an acknowledgement letter within 30 days of sending an application, a call to (814) 863-1497, or e-mail to the appropriate Certification Office Staff Assistant is recommended.
When the application review process is completed, the prospective student is notified of one of the following decisions by the Certification Office:
- Acceptance with conditions or provisions.
- Delay in decision until additional information is provided by the applicant (perhaps by interview or other means).
Additional information on specific programs:
Curriculum & Instruction (Childhood and Early Adolescent PK-4, 4-8, Secondary and World Languages)
Education Leadership (Principalship and Letter of Eligibility)
Kinesiology (Health and Physical Education)
Information on University Housing may be obtained by phoning (814) 863-5700 and financial aid by phoning (814) 865-2514.