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Pennsylvania Department of Education Approved Certifications
Pennsylvania Department of Education Approved Certifications

Students in an education program leading to Initial or Professional certification are eligible for Pennsylvania State professional certification upon satisfaction of all certification requirements and degree/program requirements. 

Teacher Education Certifications

Education Specialist School Psychologist PK-12

This program is completed simultaneously with the Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology.

Elementary PK-4 or Secondary 7-12 Teacher Certification

These certification programs are offered at Lehigh for teachers through our Five-Year Bachelor's plus Master's & PA Teacher CertificationMaster's (M.Ed.) Elementary Education & PA State PreK-4 Certification, and Master's (M.Ed. or M.A.) Secondary Education & PA 7-12 Certification.

Elementary and Secondary School Counselor PK-12

This program is completed simultaneously with the Master’s in School Counseling.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Program Specialist Certification

This is a 6-course add-on certificate for K-12 educators who are already certified or those who are in the process of getting their certification.

Master's (M.Ed.) International School Counseling + PA State Certification (Hybrid)

This 16 course program is completed simultaneously with the Master's in International School Counseling.

PK-12 Special Education Certification

This certification program is offered at Lehigh for special education teachers through our Master's (M.ED.) in Special Education and Special Education PreK-12 PA Teacher Certification.

Educational Leadership Certifications

PK-12 Principal Certification

Our 13-course program is designed for educators who are interested in assuming a position as a Principal.

Superintendent PK-12 of Schools Certification - Letter of Eligibility 

This 6-course program (additional 4-courses that comprise a apprenticeship) is designed for PK-12 administrators seeking certification to excel in the superintendent role.

Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction Certification

This 7-course program builds the capacity of aspiring supervisors to work closely with school leaders to improve teacher effectiveness and thereby improve student learning.