The Teacher Intern program is an alternate route to certification for those seeking a career change. The program pertains to all certification areas previously listed in this catalog. Requirements for admission to the Teacher Intern program include:
five years of work experience.
a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
admission to the master’s degree or certificate programs in graduate education (see admissions requirement).
a completed application form.
two letters of recommendation.
official transcripts of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate work.
interviews with the coordinator of the Teacher Intern program.
To receive an intern certificate from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, accepted students must complete certain prescribed courses (see below), receive passing scores on the Praxis tests, and receive a Letter of Intern Candidacy. Additionally, students seeking intern certification must secure a teaching position before they can apply for an intern teaching certificate.
The prescribed courses are listed below. (Students must consult with the coordinator of the Teacher Intern program prior to beginning any course work.)