Applying For Your Certificate

Certification Application Instructions

  • When you begin your final semester in which you will be graduating or completing your certification program, you should submit a "Request for Verification of your Program" from Millersville. You may submit this request electronically by clicking HERE or by visiting the "Get Certified in PA" tab to the left of this page.

  • On the first day of the month of your graduation or the completion of your certification program, you may submit your completed "Credential Application" through the Teacher Information Management System (TIMS) application portal with the Pennsylvania Department of Education.  A "Screenshot Guide" for navigating TIMS is available HERE or under the "Get Certified in PA" tab to the left of this page.

  • Once a TIMS application has been submitted and paid for, a copy of the TIMS coversheet should be submitted to the Certification office via fax, scan/email or through the TIMS Coversheet portal found on the "Get Certified in PA" tab to the left of this page.

  • All Instructions for completing the Certification process are in the Certification Check-List that can be found under the "Get Certified in PA" tab to the left of this page.

Receiving Your Certificate

To Receive Your Certificate As Soon As Possible:

  • Ideally,  ALL APPLICANTS SHOULD FOLLOW THE CERTIFICATION APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS ABOVE, 90-DAYS PRIOR TO GRADUATION OR COMPLETION OF A CERTIFICATION PROGRAM. This time frame gives the Certification Office time to check for your test scores, check your graduation application and grades for your last semester, prepare a verification letter for you to include with job applications, etc.

  • The affirmation and recommendation required by the state of Pennsylvania for final certificaiton, will be submitted electronically through the TIMS application portal directly to PDE as soon as possible after the end of the semester and after we have received all required certification materials.

  • Please note: Approval of final certification will be communicated to applicants directly by the Bureau of Teacher Preparation and Certification in Harrisburg.  Re-entry into the TIMS application portal will be required in order to print a copy of the certificate issued by the state.  Certificates are no longer mailed to applicants.

  • The "official" copy of credentials are viewed by prospective employers and school districts through the TIMS portal with an applicants PPID#.

Certification Application Code Numbers

Instructional I - Type Code 61 (first certificate)
Instructional II - Type Code 62
Subject Code
Art

1405

Biology

8405

Chemistry

8420

Citizenship Education

8825

Earth Science

8440

English

3230

French

4410

German

4420

Grades PreK-4

2825

Grades 4-8

3100

Mathematics

6800

Music

7205

Physics

8470

Reading Specialist

7650

Social Studies

8875

Spanish

4490

Special Education (PreK-8)

9226

Special Education (7-12)

9227

Technology Education

6075

Educational Specialist - Type Code 31
Subject Code
Elementary School Counselor

1836

School Nurse

1890

School Psychologist

1875

Secondary School Counselor

1837

Supervisory - Type Code 76
Subject Code
Art

1415

Communication (English)

3215

Curriculum & Instruction (K-12)

2915

Early Childhood

2827

Elementary

2815

Foreign Languages

4415

Industrial Arts/Technology Education

5915

Mathematics

6815

Music

7215

Reading

7615

School Guidance Services

1815

School Health Services

1891

School Psychological Services

1877

Science

8415

Social Studies

8815

Special Education

9215

Administrative - Type Code 78
Subject Code
Principal K-12

1115