What does Step 3 mean?
Step 3 is the final step before certification. It
means you have completed successfully all of your education requirements,
including your student teaching experience and Teacher Work Sample, and you are
ready to apply for certification.
What is the Teacher Work Sample?
University of Pennsylvania and the Office of Educator Preparation have adopted
the Student Teaching Work Sample as the culminating project to verify positive
impact on K-12 student learning.
student teaching, the teacher candidate will prepare a “work sample” in order
to provide verification that the students in their classrooms have learned; in
other words, that the student teacher has had a positive impact on the students’
learning. Your portfolio will be
evaluated through the LiveText system.
the Student Work Sample
What do I need to do to get a Pennsylvania certification?
for securing certification in Pennsylvania is through the Teacher Information
Management System on the Pennsylvania Department
of Education website.
for certification cannot be made until the month of your graduation!
You can find more information about the process by viewing the TIMS
Once you have completed your application and paid your IUP fee to Marketplace, you must send a copy of the TIMS coversheet and Marketplace receipt to:
Office of Educator PreparationStouffer Hall, Room 1041175 Maple StreetIndiana, PA 15705
Or, you may scan/e-mail the receipt to Judy Geesey at email@example.com.
If you have any questions about the process of certification, please contact the Office of Educator Preparation at 734-357-2485.