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Vocational Instructional II Certificate (Graduate)

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The center provides services that lead to the awarding of the Pennsylvania Instructional II Certificate. The teachers have six years on the Vocational I certificate to complete all the requirements for the Vocational II. The Vocational Instructional II certificate shall be a permanent certificate issued to an applicant who has:

  • Completed 3 years of satisfactory teaching on a Vocational Instructional I
  • Certificate attested to by the chief school administrator of the approved public or nonpublic school entity in which the most recent service of the applicant was performed
  • Completed 60 credit hours in an approved program in the appropriate field of vocational education
  • Presented evidence of having passed the appropriate PRAXIS I Math exam and pass the assessment using the PDE Form 430
  • Completed a Pennsylvania Department of Education approved induction program, and
  • Received the recommendation of Temple University.

Listed below are the graduate course requirements for the Vocational Instructional II Certificate. The courses are listed in the typical sequence in which they may be taken. Required testing and professional work experience are also listed.

General Graduate Education




ED 5254 Characteristics of Computer-Based Instruction
ED 5115 Context of Education
ED PSY Psychology of Human Learning and Instruction


* Prerequisites for ED 385


Professional & Career & Technical Education




CTE 5401 Current Concerns and Issues in CTE
CTE 5426 Professionalism and Staff development in CTE
CTE 5411 Evaluation and Student Assessment in CTE



Professional Work Experience

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) requires that candidates provide evidence that they have taught a minimum of three years since issuance of their Vocational Instructional I Certificate. The candidates' employing school district must also confirm their completion of an approved induction program.


The candidate must take and pass the PRAXIS I Math and complete the PDE 430. Passing score must be on file with the PDE and Temple University at the time of application.

* PRAXIS Scores are valid for only five years if not applied toward the appropriate level of certification.

How to Apply

Click Teacher Information System (TIMS) to apply.

How to Renew

To renew the Vocational Instructional II certificate all requirements under Act 48 must be fulfilled every five years.

Contact Information

Ms. Nancy Johnston
CTE Teacher Certification, Advising and Admissions
Phone: 215-204-8376