New Teacher Information

New Teacher Information

New Teacher Induction

All full and part-time regularly employed teachers engaged in their initial teaching experience in a Pennsylvania public school entity must participate in the entity’s induction program as a requirement for Level II certification.

If Instructional I was issued in accordance with September 1999 regulations (effective date of September 1, 2001 or thereafter), satisfactory  results on Level II assessment (update)

Level II certification is as follows:

  • 24 post baccalaureate credits;      
  • 3 years of satisfactory service on the Pennsylvania Level I certificate (all areas will convert simultaneously);
  • Completion of a Pennsylvania Department of Education-approved induction program

The School District of Philadelphia’s induction program consists of 30 hours of face-to-face sessions and accompanying online assignments.