Helpful Links for Current Students

Check Sheets

Use these academic plans in conjunction with your academic advisor to keep track of what requirements have been met towards your degree program.

Suggested Course Lists & Other Links:

All Teacher Preparation Programs

Pre K - 4th Grade  (CEAED)

4th - 8th Grade Middle Level

Education & Public Policy

Rehabilitation & Human Services

Secondary Education

Special Education


Clearances are required for your field experiences, student teaching and may be required for some internships.

Student teacherTeacher Testing

Entrance to Major Testing

Undergraduate students in all teacher certification programs must successfully complete a basic skills assessment  required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. 

SAT and ACT scores may be used as alternatives to the PAPA or CORE exams.

For more detailed information, speak with your advisor, or visit this PDE Certification Testing page.

Certification Testing

To qualify for for a certificate in Pennsylvania, a student must also meet all testing requirements established by the State Board of Education.