TCP Admission Procedure


  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
  • An earned Grade Point Average of 3.0* required by the PA Department of Education.
  • Work and life skills transferable to classroom teaching.
  • High potential for success in teaching.

*If GPA is below 3.0, please consult the TCP Director for an explanation of an alternative procedure for GPA calculation.

Admission Procedure

  1. Submit the following:
    • Completed online TCP application for admission.
    • Application fee of $35 (waived if attend a TCP Information Session).
    • Official transcript(s) sent directly to TCP/Education office by institutions.
    • Up-to-date resume of educational history and work experience.
    • 300 to 500-word essay: "Why I Want to Teach."
    • Two Statements of Recommendation.
    • Current photo (copy of driver's license or other photo).
    • FLIP candidates must submit official state testing results and be employed as a teacher.
  2. Personal interview with the TCP Director.
  3. Applicant will receive a letter of acceptance, including course requirements.

Begin Online Application

TCP Statement of Recommendation Form