Pennsylvania Teacher Certification

If you are looking to start your teaching career in the state of Pennsylvania, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re a recent graduate considering a career in teaching or a seasoned professional looking to transition into the education field, obtaining your Pennsylvania teacher certification is the key to unlocking a world of opportunities. Join us as we walk you through the essential steps, requirements, and resources needed to start this rewarding journey towards becoming a certified teacher in the great state
of Pennsylvania.

Start your teaching career in Pennsylvania with confidence by enrolling in Moreland University’s TEACH-NOW Online Teacher Certification Program. Gain the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the classroom as you navigate an impactful online learning experience. Prepare yourself for success as a certified teacher with our comprehensive program at Moreland University.

Moreland University offers both a 9-month teacher preparation program and 12-month master’s programs in education.
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Pennsylvania Department of Education

To pursue teacher certification in Pennsylvania, aspiring teachers must submit their applications to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) for review and approval. The PDE website serves as an essential tool for candidates, offering a wealth of information on how to become a certified educator in Pennsylvania.

It provides detailed insights into the various pathways available for teacher certification and offers clear instructions on how to complete the application process.

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Steps to Getting Your Pennsylvania Teacher Certification

Discover the step-by-step process of earning your teacher certification in Pennsylvania. From understanding the educational requirements to completing the certification exams and application process, Moreland University is here to give you the support you need to confidently pursue your goal of becoming a certified teacher in the state.

The Steps to Earning Your Teacher Certification in Pennsylvania Include:

  1. Earn a bachelor’s degree.
  2. Complete a teacher preparation program, like Moreland University’s TEACH-NOW online teacher preparation program.
  3. Pass a background check.
  4. Submit passing scores on all required exams.
  5. Complete your application for certification: Once you have completed the above requirements, you can apply for teacher certification through the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).
  6. Earn your teacher certification.

Note: State regulations for licensure change frequently. Check with the Pennsylvania Department of Education website for the most up to date information about licensure requirements, pricing, and information.

Benefits of earning your teacher certification in Pennsylvania

Teaching in Pennsylvania offers a range of general benefits that make it an attractive career choice for educators.

By earning your teacher certification in Pennsylvania, you can enjoy a multitude of advantages, including:

Career Stability and Growth Opportunities
The state of Pennsylvania is expected to experience a significant demand for new teachers by 2025, creating a multitude of promising job opportunities for aspiring educators. This high demand creates a favorable environment for individuals who are passionate about fulfilling their teaching calling within Pennsylvania.

Innovative Programs and Resources
Pennsylvania is at the forefront of educational innovation, offering a range of specialized programs, resources, and initiatives designed to enhance teaching practices.

Access to Diverse Student Population
Pennsylvania’s schools serve a diverse student population, providing teachers with the opportunity to work with students from various backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives. This diversity enriches the classroom experience and fosters a greater understanding and appreciation of different cultures.

Thriving Arts and Cultural Scene
Pennsylvania is known for its vibrant arts and cultural scene, with numerous museums, galleries, theaters, and performing arts venues. Teachers can take advantage of these resources to enrich their teaching by incorporating arts and cultural experiences into their curriculum.

Requirements for Teacher Certification in Pennsylvania

To achieve teacher certification in Pennsylvania aspiring educators must meet certain requirements established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). These requirements ensure that teachers possess the necessary knowledge, skills, and qualifications to effectively educate and inspire students.

To obtain teacher certification in Pennsylvania, you must meet the following requirements:

  • U.S. Citizen: Must be a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident holding a valid green card.
  • Education: Hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution.
  • Teacher Preparation Program: Complete a teacher preparation program, like Moreland University’s TEACH-NOW online teacher preparation program.
  • Clearances and Background Checks: Undergo criminal background checks and child abuse clearances.
  • Examination: Passing scores on all required exams.
  • Application: Submit official transcripts, test scores, clearances, and an application fee to the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Exams and requirements differ depending on grade level and desired subject area. To find out which exams and requirements are unique to your career path, contact a Moreland admissions representative: Call us at 1 (844) 283-2246 or email us at

With the help of Moreland University, you can earn your teaching certification quickly and start making a positive difference in the lives of students across the state of Pennsylvania.

If you want to become a certified teacher in Pennsylvania, look no further than Moreland University. Our online teacher preparation program and master’s in education programs provide candidates with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the classroom.

Why Choose Moreland University

At Moreland University, we understand the importance of a supportive learning environment when pursuing teacher certification. That’s why our TEACH-NOW online teacher preparation program offers a collaborative and interactive experience, guided by experienced faculty members dedicated to your success. Beyond the classroom, we are committed to equipping you with the necessary tools and resources to thrive in the teaching profession.

Flexibility and affordability are at the core of our programs. We recognize the busy lives of our students and have designed the TEACH-NOW teacher certification program to provide convenience without compromising quality. Through a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences, our activity-based cohort

model allows working professionals and career changers to pursue their educational goals while accommodating their schedules.

In addition to our teacher preparation program, we also offer 12-month master’s in education degree programs. These comprehensive programs provide a deep understanding of educational theory and research, along with practical skills in curriculum development and assessment.

Start your teaching career today and empower the future of education in Pennsylvania. Moreland University is dedicated to supporting you on your journey.

Our Accreditations & Partnerships

Moreland University partners with these key organizations to support educators in Pennsylvania

Learn more about accreditations and partners!

Distance Education Accrediting Commission

Accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).


Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

CAEP is the principal accrediting body for schools of education in the United States. We were the first online program to be accredited by CAEP.

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