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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.


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.