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education programs at Gannon University are approved by the Pennsylvania
Department of Education. Upon successful completion of all program
requirements, Gannon University recommends candidates to the Pennsylvania
Department of Education for the Instructional I teacher certification.
compliance with Pennsylvania Law, Act 354, all individuals entering School of
Education programs must have and maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or greater. All
individuals seeking teacher certification in Pennsylvania must fulfill the
requirements of the University for the Baccalaureate Degree as well as the
professional education requirements of the School of Education. Teacher
candidates must also achieve passing scores, as determined by the Pennsylvania
Department of Education (PDE), on the required teacher examinations. The process
and requirements for teacher certification are described in the Gannon
University Teacher Certification Handbook as well as the Gannon University
undergraduate catalog. To obtain specific information about certification in
other states, teacher candidates should review information online at each
state’s Department of Education web site.
Please note that
current Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) standards and regulations
take precedence over any information described in this document or the Gannon University
Teacher Certification Handbook. Should PDE’s standards and regulations change, Gannon
will change its requirements. Teacher candidates will be responsible for
meeting the new guidelines for certification. Candidates must meet the PDE
guidelines that are in effect on the day candidates submit their certification
application. Please refer to the PDE website at https://www.education.pa.gov for changes in regulations.