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Teaching as a Profession

How do I get certified in PA?

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Education's pages on teaching and certification, the following criteria must be met:

1. completion of a state-approved teacher education program including a student teaching or intern experience;

2. successful completion of the Pre-Service Performance Assessment (PAPA) Reading, Writing, Mathematics and the correct content assessments; and

3. submission of application materials documenting that all certificate requirements have been met.


How do I get certified in New Jersey?

Holy Family Teacher Certification page


The Teacher Certification page maintained by Holy Family's School of Education offers information pertaining to certification at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. You can go directly to the following:

Guide to Undergraduate Teacher Certification

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