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 to the TCP Office, not Admissions Office:
    • 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. Can be e-transcripts sent to
    • Up-to-date resume of educational history and work experience.
    • 300 to 500-word essay: "Why I Want to Teach."
    • Two Statements of Recommendation (use form posted below).
    • Current photo (copy of driver's license or other headshot photo).
    • Copy of required clearances (Act 24, Act 34, Act 151, Act 114 and TB).
    • FLIP candidates must also 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 (If you download and email, form is a PDF that can be typed into. Can also print and hand to person.)