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 and secondary school counselors (PK-12) and school psychologists (PK-12). Praxis testing is required.
Teacher and School Administrator Certification
The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) currently issues certification for teachers and school administrators. Praxis/PECT testing is required.
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.
- PA Department of Education Testing Requirements
- PAPA (Pre-service Academic Performance Assessment)
- Pennsylvania Department of Education
Guidelines and forms for fee waivers and retake exams
- ETS Fee Waiver Form
- PECT Fee Waiver Request Form
- PECT Retake Voucher Request Form and Guidelines for Requesting PECT Retake Vouchers
The Certification Office is located in Loyola Hall 226. For more information, contact Leah Bustraan, Certification Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 484-323-3297.