Teacher Certification Pathways

An education with an advantage
Bring your passion and experience into the classroom. If you have your bachelor's degree, start down the path to Pennsylvania teacher certification today.

Within Your Reach

An education with an advantage

Wilson's teacher certification pathways are respected and affordable options for bachelor's degree holders to become teachers in a short time.

Advantages That Stand Out

Our goal is to meet your needs

Accelerated

Credits from your undergraduate degree amd work/life experiences may apply toward the pathway requirements -- shortening the time it takes to get your teaching certification.

Affordable and Competitive

Wilson's tuition and fees are affordable and financial aid is available for those who qualify. Additionally, if you are eligible for the intern track, you could earn a teaching salary while taking your coursework. 

Flexible

Since most of our students are working full-time or part-time and have personal responsibilities, the pathways offer most classes in the evening or online.

Additional Programs

Wilson College also offers certification programs in undergraduate education and graduate education. 

Teacher Intern Pathway (TIP)

Wilson’s Teacher Intern Pathway is a program for those with bachelor’s degrees who want to get certified to teach in an accelerated time frame.
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Teacher Online Pathway (TOP)

Teacher Online Pathway is an online program for bachelor's degree holders who want to work toward Pennsylvania teacher certification but don't live within driving distance of the Wilson College campus.
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Foreign Language Intern Pathway (FLIP)

This intern only program is for candidates with a bachelor's degree, currently teaching a foreign language and seeking PA certification in that particular language.
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Wilson College's education program not only set me on an individualized path to achieving my goals, but it gave me the confidence to pursue endeavors I had never previously imagined for myself.
Darah Wolf '17 English, Greencastle Area School District
Wilson College provided me with the strong educational base needed to jump-start my career as a successful educator. The relationships I built and the experiences I had at Wilson have helped me become the educator that I am today.
Katherine Han '17, Social Studies
TIP allowed me to accomplish my goals in a way that fits the needs of my family and career.
Chasity Johnson '16, Early Childhood, Chambersburg Area School District
TIP allowed me to successfully pursue my passion for working with students by building off of my prior career and education experience.
Rebecca Streletz '16, ML English, Chambersburg Area School District
Wilson set me up with subject matter experts to help me hone my own educational prowess in my discipline. The people who invested in me also invested in my character and I feel that if I had any issues, I would be able to call them on the phone or meet over coffee. At each step, I knew I was getting the best preparation and it's a large part, I believe, of why I'm employed by Milton Hershey School today.
Adam Fabie '16, Biology, Milton Hershey School

Teacher Certification Program News

Wilson College recognizes and celebrates the 101 students who earned Pennsylvania teacher certification this year. Our Teacher Certification Pathways program is popular with working professionals who want to earn their teacher certification at their ...
TOP completer, Benjamin Semple '20,
TOP completer, Benjamin Semple '20, ML Science, North Creek Academy, Calif. Teachers from out-of-state can now earn Pennsylvania teaching certification through Wilson College’s innovative Teacher Online Pathway (TOP). Convenient, flexible and afford...
Fifty students completed the Wilson College Teacher Certification Pathways program. TCP completers are: Jennifer Bair, Michael Buchheit, Michiyo Buckwalter, Heidi Buffington, Ryan Chamberlain, Brooke Clugh, Chalfant Conley, Rebecca Cortes, Darcie Cr...