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Events

Nov14

Red Day #2 for F14 Practicum Students

Location: Laird Hall
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Nov15

Music Workshop

Location: Science Center Auditorium

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8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Nov16

Orientation #1 for SP15 Practicum Students

Location: Warfield Auditorium
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Jan11

Orientation #2 for SP15 Student Teachers

Location: Science Center Auditorium
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Feb21

Technology Workshop

Location: SC 228
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 middle level (4-8) for English, mathematics, science and social studies; in K-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 schedule classes at three convenient locations: the Carlisle Army War College, Cumberland Valley School District between Carlisle and Mechanicsburg, and the Wilson College campus in Chambersburg. 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.  

Education Department Events

“My experience in Wilson College's Education Program was exceptional and an opportunity to grow personally and professionally. The TIP faculty and staff enabled me to enter the classroom confidently and prepared me to begin my career as an educator."
-- Mark Herb'14, Biology, Waynesboro Area School District

"I was able to continue working part-time while taking classes and the departments at Wilson College are very flexible with your needs."
-- Danielle Shughart'13, Mathematics, Kent County HS, MD

"This program allowed me to continue in my current non-education position while working towards a certificate. The course schedules allowed for a career and family oriented person to successfully complete their coursework."
-- Brian Baine, elementary, Greencastle-Antrim School District

"The program was short, sweet and to the point. Ideal for those who want a change of career and who have recently decided that they want to be an educator."
-- Christopher Weishaupt '13, Spanish, Chambersburg Area School District

"Wilson College TIP fit ~ my lifestyle, my schedule, my ambition, my budget. All professors had experience in the schools, and I learned as much from their experiences as from the coursework. Wilson offers many options for the courses required, both on- and off-campus; day or evening; spring, fall or summer semesters. Without the TIP program, I would not be at this point, feeling this prepared.”
― Maggie Murdoch '13, secondary Mathematics

"Wilson provided a great program with informative classes and experienced professors that worked well with my work and family schedule. I found all of the staff to be very supportive and positive."
-- Dana Lomma'13, Spanish, Upper Dauphin School District

"Wilson's program was perfect for fitting classes into a busy work schedule."
-- Kimberly Zito'13, elementary

“Wilson College allowed me to combine my two passions: animals and teaching. I received a B.S. in Veterinary Medical Technology in 2007. I worked in the veterinary field for 4 years and decided to pursue my love of teaching. The Teacher Intern Program at Wilson allowed me to continue working and get my secondary Biology Instructional I Certificate in 2012. After completing the program, I was given the opportunity to develop and instruct a brand new Veterinary Assistant Program at the vocational high school. Without Wilson College’s Education Program and the support of many amazing professors, I may not have obtained this position.”
-- Lisa Cook'12, Biology, Franklin County Career and Technology Center, PA

"My experience in the Teacher Intern Program was fabulous. I was well prepared to begin teaching. I truly believe my training at Wilson College was the reason I was successful in my first year of teaching."
-- Jacqueline Dell-Shearer '12, elementary, Friendship Academy, MD

"I have met some of the nicest and sincere people at Wilson College who genuinely care about my success and constantly encouraged me to keep going. Having that positive circle of friends really helped me continue and finally achieve my long term goal."
-- Valeria Pannizzo '12, Spanish, Susquenita Middle School, PA

"My time at Wilson College was very great and beneficial. The Teacher Intern Program is a great program and I would do it all over again.
--Matthew Bricker'12, elementary, York Academy

"I found the experience extremely grueling but richly rewarding."
--Paul Carey'12, Social Studies, Milton Hershey School

"Wilson College’s Teacher Intern Program has been a wonderful experience that I will treasure. The program has thoroughly equipped me for the world of teaching."
― Lauressa (Werst) Moe ’12, Biology, Fairfield SD, PA

"Wilson College's TIP program has made my dream of becoming a teacher come true. With their help, I landed a job and have begun my career."
-- Justin M. Lahaza'12, Mathematics, Musselman High School, WV

"Wilson's TIP program allowed me the flexibility to obtain the curriculum classes I needed - when I needed them - while giving me a solid pedagogic base. The intense student teaching mentorship experience far surpassed my peers' experience from other schools."
-- Sara Elder'12, Biology, HOPE for Hyndman Charter School

“The Wilson College TIP program has allowed me to pursue my dream of becoming a teacher, while still being a wife, mother of three and working outside the home. The flexibility of classes and being able to finish at my own pace was what lead me to this program. I could pursue my dream of becoming a teacher without a major impact on my family. All of my professors were great and were always available when needed. This is a great program, and I would recommend it to anyone looking to start a career in education.”
― Pam Hall’12, elementary

“Wilson was easily the best choice for me to obtain ateacher certification. In areas like giving credit for courses already completed and providing courses at off-campus locations, I felt that the staffalways had the best interests of the students in mind. I am very fortunate to have attended and completed the requirements for teacher certification at Wilson College.”
  Del Sutton ’12, secondary Social Studies

“Wilson College’s TIP has been a perfect fit for me as it allowed flexibility with meeting my course requirements. Program administrators provided wonderful guidance throughout the process from clarifying needed paperwork to ensuring compliance with PDE regulations. I feel confident about moving ahead with my new credentials as a teacher, thanks to Wilson!”
― Kathy Carlisle ’12, secondary English

“The professors in the program are very dedicated to teaching and helping their students! It is a great feeling to see the excitement in their eyes when they are sharing teaching techniques, and stories about their personal experience. I LOVED the small class sizes, it was easy to have great discussions with your peers and you always felt like you were part of a family during class.  Student Teaching has been everything and more; I am finding that it is the most rewarding career choice and I would not be where I am at today if it weren't for the Wilson TIP Program! Thank You!”
Alicia Bonar ’12, elementary


Contact Information


Mrs. Beth Byers
Director of TIP    
Warfield 302
717-262-2009
Fax: 717-262-2579
tip@wilson.edu

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