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In addition to fulfilling the University requirements for certification and/or graduation, students also must meet specific state requirements:
Application for Pennsylvania Level I Certificate
The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) will no longer accept paper applications for teacher certifications. New certification applications must be submitted electronically. This new on-line system operated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education is called the Teacher Information Management System or TIMS.
and return it to:
School of Education Office ETC 445
Holy Family University
9801 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19114-3565
Application for Supervised Field Experience
Upon completion of all course requirements for teacher certification and submission of passing scores on all tests required by the PDE, all students who have no prior Pennsylvania certification must enroll in a Supervised Field Experience. This is a full-semester, full-time responsibility requiring placement in a classroom setting, five days per week for 14 weeks under the supervision of a cooperating teacher. For those employed as a full-time teacher, this requirement can be satisfied in the teacher’s own classroom, as long as the teaching assignment is appropriate for the certificate sought. In either case, this "student teaching" experience is supervised by Holy Family University Education faculty. Students must receive at least a satisfactory score of one (1) in all categories of the PDE 430.
Applications for "student teaching" or intern teaching must be submitted by February 1 preceding the academic year in which this experience will occur. Admission to "student teaching" requires that the student meet at least these requirements:
Upon meeting these criteria, students without full-time teaching assignments are placed with certified cooperating teachers in local schools for the full 14-week experience. Any students not meeting the above criteria may be required to complete remedial activities or be excluded from the supervised field experience semester. Those excluded students will not be recommended for state certification but may be able to complete the degree requirements.
See the program Student Handbook for any additional criteria.