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§ 12-1206.1. Out-of-State applicants for certification

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: July 8, 2022

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 1. Public School Code of 1949 (Refs & Annos)
Article XII. Certification of Teachers (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 8, 2022
24 P.S. § 12-1206.1
Formerly cited as PA ST 24 P.S. § 12-1206
§ 12-1206.1. Out-of-State applicants for certification
(a) The Department of Education shall issue a comparable Pennsylvania certificate to an out-of-State candidate who satisfies one of the following:
(1) Holds a valid and current instructional certificate issued by another state and satisfies the following:
(i) Completion of a college or university educator preparation program approved by the certifying state and satisfaction of testing requirements demonstrating subject matter competency in the applicable area of Pennsylvania certification, including passage of related content tests required by the certifying state and field experience.
(ii) Has taught on the out-of-State certificate and presented to the department evidence of satisfactory professional educator experience for the candidate's two most recent years of classroom teaching.
(2) Holds a valid certificate issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. A candidate with a certificate shall be granted the highest-level Pennsylvania certification available in the candidate's area of certification.
(b) An out-of-State candidate who satisfies the requirements of subsection (a) must also satisfy this Commonwealth's requirements under sections 1202 and 1209.1
(c) An out-of-State candidate who is seeking Pennsylvania certification in a subject identified by the department as a shortage area and meets the requirements of subsections (a) and (b) shall be issued the appropriate certificate on an expedited basis in accordance with this section.


1949, March 10, P.L. 30, No. 14, art. XII, § 1206.1, added 2022, July 8, P.L. 620, No. 55, § 11, imd. effective.


24 P.S. §§ 12-1202, 12-1209.
24 P.S. § 12-1206.1, PA ST 24 P.S. § 12-1206.1
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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