Certification Office

The Certification Office serves the entire university community seeking Pennsylvania Department of Education certification in programs offered by Immaculata University.  These programs include: school counselors, school psychologists, and school administrators.

All of these certification programs require you to complete the following steps:

Please see the additional test requirements for each program below.

 

School Counselor and School Psychologist Certifications

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) currently issues certification for elementary school counselors, secondary school counselors and school psychologists. Praxis/PECT testing may be required, depending upon which certification you are seeking. Learn about the new Praxis-PECT test as of September 1, 2013.

Teacher and School Administrator Certification

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) currently issues certification for teachers and school administrators. Learn about the new Praxis-PECT test as of September 1, 2013.

All teacher education programs offered at Immaculata University have been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Graduates who have successfully completed an approved program and have been recommended by Immaculata University are eligible for a Pennsylvania certificate to teach. Students not recommended for certification may appeal through the Campus Review Committee.

Immaculata University makes every effort to help students prepare to teach in a state other than Pennsylvania. Students are responsible for ascertaining the requirements of other states.

All continuing education students and transfer students seeking certification should contact the appropriate Education Division advisor upon admittance.

Please review the following websites for the most up-to-date information on requirements.

Guidelines and forms for fee waivers and retake exams

More Information

The Certification Office is located in Loyola Hall 226. For more information, contact Leah Bustraan, Certification Officer, at lbustraan@immaculata.edu or 484-323-3297.

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