Foreign Language Intern Pathway (FLIP) PK-12 Certificate Requirements

If candidate is eligible for this program, all course work can be taken online excluding the Intern Practicum.

In order to be eligible for this program, the candidate must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, hold a PK-12 teaching position in one of the languages below and have already passed the required Pennsylvania state language test (ACTFL or Praxis) and Praxis: Fundamental Subjects test. Upon acceptance into the program, the candidate will be required to apply for a Pennsylvania Intern Certificate through PDE. All questions, should be directed to

For FLIP, we offer PK-12 Pennsylvania Instructional I certification in the following languages: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish.

Education Course Requirements -- for all foreign language Intern certifcations
      Course Requirements

  • Required courses graded "C" or above may be transferred from transcripts.
  • Additional required courses will include those outdated and/or not previously completed

Pennsylvania certification is reciprocal with most of the 50 states. It is the student's responsibility to investigate the process to tranfer PA certification to another state.

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