PA Early Childhood Education Certification and Exam Requirements

Pennsylvania Early Childhood Education Certification and Exam Requirements

In Pennsylvania, this program leads to a Level I teacher credential in Grades PREK - 4.
1) Content Exam: PECT Grades Pk-4: Core and Professional Knowledge (Modules 1, 2, and 3)

You must pass this exam in order to graduate from the program and be recommended for teacher certification.
OR, if passed prior to April 2, 2012, both the Praxis 0511 AND the Praxis 0020, Early Childhood Education

2) WGU ECE Program RequirementIf you matriculate after March 1, 2012, you must pass any of these four exams to satisfy the WGU Program Requirement and graduate from the program:
          Praxis 5001, Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects
          Praxis 5014, Elementary Education: Content Knowledge
          Praxis 5018, Elementary Education: Content Knowledge
          Praxis 5031, Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects

MS Pre-Service Teaching Certificate Required Prior to DT

After obtaining the results of your Mississippi Department of Public Safety background clearance, and at least one month before your Demonstration Teaching (DT) start date you must begin the process of obtaining a Mississippi Pre-Service Teaching License.  See the MS Pre-Service Teaching Certificate Required Prior to DT article for more information.



Visit these links for more important information:

General Information About Licensing in Pennsylvania

Registering for exams

Submit your exam scores to WGU
Applying for your Pennsylvania Teaching License








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