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Orientation #2 for F15 Student Teachers

Location: Science Center Auditorium
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

PE Workshop

Location: Laird Hall

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8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

RED Day #1 for F15 Practicum Students

Location: Laird Hall
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Technology Workshop

Location: Warfield 111

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8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Music Workshop

Location: Science Center Auditorium

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8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Teacher Intern Program

Wilson’s Teacher Intern Program (TIP) is a highly regarded, affordable and expeditious path for women and men with bachelor’s degrees to become teachers. Approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education in 1985, TIP makes earning Instructional Level I certificates as accessible as possible for highly motivated, working adults. Get your teacher certification in PA today!

W e currently offer Level I certification in Early Childhood education (PreK-4); in Early Childhood/Special Education (dual certification); in middle level (4-8) for English, mathematics, science and social studies; in PreK-12 for Health & Physical Education and Spanish and in secondary education (7-12) for English, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and social studies. Depending on the area of teaching, credits from undergraduate degrees can apply toward certification. All students take core and methods education classes, state-required testing and practice teaching.  

We know that most of our Teacher Intern Program students are working full or part time and have family responsibilities. That's why we offer most classes in the evening from 6:15 to 9 p.m. The entire program can vary in consideration of each student’s previous academic preparation. Tuition is reasonable and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Both public school districts and private schools are eager to hire TIP graduates. Employers know that our graduates are mature, passionate about teaching and well-prepared for the daily challenges of the classroom.  

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Traditional TIP Track vs. Intern TIP Track

Traditional TIP

Student will:

    • Complete all TIP application materials and interview. Student provisionally accepted.
    • Enroll in courses prescribed. As coursework is completed, student applies for placement in a traditional student teaching classroom.
    • Take and pass required state certification test(s).
    • Apply for Instructional I Certificate, after successfully completing all coursework, student teaching and testing.

Intern TIP

Student will:

    • Complete all TIP application materials and interview. The student is provisionally accepted and may enroll in coursework.
    • Take and pass required state certification test(s).
    • When a student obtains a teaching position or a firm offer in a PDE approved school/classroom specific to the desired area of certification, the student may then apply for the Intern Certificate. The duration of the position will be at least one year (9 months). A student cannot apply for an Intern Certificate without securing a position.
    • Apply to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to receive the Intern Certificate. This certificate is valid for three years and cannot be renewed. The three-year effective span of this certificate begins upon the date issued by PDE.
    • Take the coursework prescribed by TIP simultaneous to the employed-instructional setting. The student is clinically supervised (Practicum) for the minimum required period of at least one supervisory visit per month (9 visits per school year).
    • If the student decides not to accept employment nor use the Intern Certificate, the student will follow the traditional route in TIP and student teach.
    • Apply for Instructional I Certificate, after successfully completing all coursework.



Contact Information

Mrs. Beth Byers
Director of TIP    
Warfield 302
Fax: 717-262-2579

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