Pennsylvania Graduate Intern Teaching Certification
Drexel University School of Education
The Pennsylvania Graduate Intern Teaching Certification Program at Drexel University’s School of Education is designed exclusively for candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree and desire to work as a Pennsylvania classroom teacher in an area closely aligned to their degree area while simultaneously taking graduate course work to become fully certified with the Pennsylvania Instructional I Teaching Certificate, e.g., a Biology degree for biology certification, an Engineering degree for mathematics or physics certification, etc. Most degrees permit a candidate to pursue Pennsylvania Intern Teaching Certification in the area of PreKindergarten – Grade 4 (PreK-4) certification and secondary education.
The Graduate PA Intern Teaching Certification Program is not appropriate for students who cannot teach within a Pennsylvania school or who reside overseas. Those students should pursue certification through the School of Education's Teacher Certification program.
Intern Certification Program Eligibility and Requirements
In order to be eligible for the Graduate PA Intern Teaching Certification Program, candidates must have an earned baccalaureate degree in a related field to their desired area of PA Intern Teaching Certification, a minimum 3.0 GPA and be able to pass the Praxis II Content Exam(s) required for PA certification for their desired certification area.
There are rules and conditions set forward by the PA Department of Education (PDE) for maintaining eligibility for PA Intern Teaching Certification, including continuous enrollment in an approved teacher education program once a PA teaching certificate is issued.
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Intern Certification Plan of Study
The Intern certification program is an accelerated program that can be completed in as little as 9-16 months.
Specific plans of study for intern teaching certification may vary depending on a candidate’s background and the area(s) of teaching certification being sought. Please contact the School of Education at 215.895.6770 to arrange an interview with an advisor.
How to Apply to the Pennsylvania Intern Certification Program
The Graduate PA Intern certification program is offered 100% online. You can get started by filling out the Drexel Online application.