Teacher Certification Information
Level II Instructional and Educational Specialist Certification
Pennsylvania currently has two levels of certification. The initial certificate, Level I, is valid for a specific number of service years, during which time you must complete established requirements. Upon completion of those requirements, the Level I must be converted to a Level II certificate.
Requirements for Level II: Level II Check List
- Twenty-four (24) post baccalaureate credits (earned after the conferral of the initial bachelor's degree) – An official electronic transcript can be submitted directly from your college or university to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).
- A minimum of three (3) years of Pennsylvania satisfactory service in a PA public school entity.
- Six (6) semi-annual satisfactory ratings
- New Teacher Induction
All applications for certification must be submitted online through the Teacher Information Management System (TIMS).
Click the links below to visit the PDE site, the PDE Level l to Level ll conversion page, and CBSD's FAQs.