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2015-2016 Catalog 
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teacher Intern Certification Program

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The Education Department, through the Office of Continuing Education, offers a program in Intern Certification, the Teacher Intern Certification Program (TICP), for candidates who already possess a bachelor’s degree in one of the following content areas: Agriculture, Biology, Business, Chemistry, English, General Science, Mathematics or Social Studies.

To qualify for admission, students must possess a bachelor’s degree in a content area, a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and six college credits in both English and mathematics. Successful completion of Praxis I and II exams may be required. Applicants with a minimum 2.8 GPA will be admitted to the program provisionally until they have completed 9 credit hours on campus with a 3.0 or higher GPA

Prospective students should contact the Office of Continuing Education at 215-489-4848 for complete details of program requirements.

TICP Course Sequence

The seven required courses in the program are offered in cohort groupings, and run on an accelerated six-week schedule. Courses typically occur on Monday and Wednesday evenings or Tuesday and Thursday evenings or on Saturdays. The courses, which carry undergraduate credit, are currently offered in the following sequence:

Total: 21 Credits

To achieve the optimum experience from the program, intern candidates are required to take the courses in the listed sequence.

After successfully completing all Praxis exams, finishing 6 credits of education courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and obtaining the background clearances required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (Acts 34, 114 and 151), students may apply for the Intern Certificate.** Candidates then secure their own full-time teaching position at a public, parochial or private accredited middle or secondary school in Pennsylvania for a minimum of 12 weeks. Teaching positions should be found within a 25-mile radius of a TCIP site. Students will be recommended for Instructional I Certification when all required coursework and the internship observation have been completed according to program standards.

**The Intern Certificate is issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and is valid for only three years from the date of issuance. It may not be renewed.

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