TPAI: District Salary Advancement / State License Renewal

Pennsylvania

District Salary Advancement: Yes

You’ll find our personalized courses will match your teaching needs! All TPAI courses are accredited (HLC / North Central Association of Colleges and Schools) and will help Pennsylvania teachers with salary advancement.

*Please follow your district’s pre-approval steps/requirements.

Moving from Level I to Level II: Yes
State License Renewal: Yes

The following information is from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Information in this color shows how TPAI courses support Pennsylvania teachers.

From Level I to Level II

Instructional or Educational Specialist applicants must complete 24 semester credits (graduate or undergraduate level) and/or PDE-approved credits taken through a PA Intermediate Unit. These credits must be completed beyond the date of their initial bachelor’s degree. Semester credits must be earned at a four-year degree-granting college/university. There are no credit requirements for conversion of Administrative or Supervisory certificates to Level II.

Online courses are acceptable as long as they are submitted on a state-approved baccalaureate degree-granting institution’s official transcript.

Educators holding a Level I certificate must provide evidence of 24 semester hour post-baccalaureate credits, six (6) of which must be associated with the area(s) of certification and/or designed to improve the professional practice, to meet the education requirements for conversion to a Level II certificate.

Five Year License Renewals (Act 45)

Educators must earn six credits of collegiate study; or six credits of PDE-approved continuing professional education courses; or 180 hours of continuing professional education programs, activities or learning experiences through a PDE approved provider; or any combination of the above every five years to maintain active certification status.

Each semester collegiate credit is equal to 30 continuing education hours. Each quarter collegiate credit is equal to 20 continuing education hours. All credits and hours must be related to an educator’s certificate type or area of assignment.

[All TPAI courses are at graduate level.]

For further information, see the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

For further information regarding ACT 45 requirements.