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The Center provides services that facilitate the awarding of the Pennsylvania Vocational II Certificate. The Vocational I certificate is valid for six years. During this time, career and technical education teachers will complete all the requirements for the Vocational II certificate. The Vocational II certificate is permanent but subject to renewal every five years. It is issued to an applicant who has:
For the most current information, please access the PDE Website.
Listed below are the undergraduate 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.
|Psych 1060*||Introduction to Psychology|
|ED 2109*||Adolescent Development|
|ED 2255*||Effective Use of Instructional Technology in the Classroom|
|ED 4788||Student Teaching Section 1, 2, 3 (Total 9 credits)|
* Prerequisites for ED 4788
|ED 4111||Classroom and Conflict Management Grades 4-12|
|ED 1255||Inclusive Education for Diverse Society|
|ED 2306||Assessment and Evaluation|
|ED 2103||Socio-cultural Foundatins of Education in the United States|
|MATH 1021||College Algebra|
|ECO 1101 or 1102||Macroeconomic Principles|
|Science I (Elective)||Biology or Environmental Science or Physics, etc.|
History 1101 or 1102
U. S. History to 1877 or U. S. History since 1877
|English 1197||Introduction to Literature|
|Sec ED 3796||Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines 7 through 12|
|Enes 3338||Foundations of Language Teaching: Teaching English Language Learners in Grades 4 to 12|
|Math above 1021||College Algebra above 1021|
|CTE 4324||Coordination Methods for Work-Based Learning|
|CTE 4285||Industry Education Capstone and Field Experience for Work-Based Learning|
The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) requires that candidates provide evidence that they have taught a minimum of three years since the 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 Series* PPST Math I and complete the PDE 430 Student Teaching evaluation. Passing scores must be on file with the PDE and Temple University at the time of application.
* PRAXIS Scores are valid for 10 years if not applied toward the appropriate level of certification.
To apply for the Vocational II certificate the teacher will complete theTIMS (Teacher Information Management System) online certification program.The teacher's school administrator must complete the PDE 338 P.
To renew the Vocational Instructional II certificate all requirements under Act 48 must be fulfilled every five years.
Ms. Nancy Johnston
Coordinator for CTE Teacher Certification, Advising and Admission
Temple University, Ritter Hall 346
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122