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Teacher Effectiveness

Teacher Effectiveness

Teacher Programs

  • Development of Standards-Based Evaluation System for Teachers
  • Leadership Conference for Teachers: Building the Leadership Pipeline
  • New Teacher In-Class Support
  • Teacher Professional Learning Symposiums and Workshops
  • New Teacher Induction Cohort Calendar

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 which is as follows.
Level II - In accordance with June 1, 1987 and September 1999 Regulations, the requirements for conversion of a Level I certificate are:

  • 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; and
  • If Instructional I was issued in accordance with September 1999 regulations (effective date of September 1, 2001 or thereafter), satisfactory results on Level II assessmentFor clarification, contact the Bureau of Teacher Certification and Preparation:

Pennsylvania Department of Education
Bureau of Teacher Certification and Preparation
333 Market Street, 3rd Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Customer Service (717) 787-3356


Click here to download a copy of Pennsylvania's Level II Certification Booklet.

Click here to download the 2015-2016 Induction flyer.