Certification Office

Certification Office

FREE PAPA Prep Course

FREE for Millersville Teacher Certification Students

PAPA Prep through Pearson's Student Success MyFoundation Course

This course is designed specifically to prepare students to pass the PAPA test required for teacher certification by the state of PA. The course consists of both diagnostic and preparatory tools in order to identify areas for improvement and help ensure success on the next PAPA attempt.

Important information you will need to register as a student:

  • Email address = your personal email address

  • Course ID = (printed on your score report) systemofhighereducation21891

  • Access Code = You must complete the PAPA Prep Registration Form in order to get the Access Code

If you have questions regarding this resource or other testing questions, please contact the Pre-Service Testing Assistant for the School of Education in the Certification Office (717)871-7362 or certification@millersville.edu

Do you want your PA State Certification?

Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has implemented the Teacher Information Management System (TIMS) to collect and manage data related to professional educators.

TIMS may be accessed at:  http://www.pa-tims.com/

  • IMPORTANT: ALL certification applicants will need to complete their TIMS application online as well as the online "Request for Millersville University to Verify Completion of Certification Program"

  • For help with the certification process, click on the GREEN KEY to the left that says "Get Certified in PA" or click HERE for the Certification Applicants Checklist.

  • Need help navigating the TIMS application portal?  Click on our Screenshot guide to Navigating TIMS.  I hope you will find it helpful!

Contact the Certification office with your questions and concerns - we are happy to assist you through this new process!

Welcome to Teacher Certification

  • Do you want to become a teacher?
    (If you don't already have a bachelor's degree, contact the Admissions Office.)
  • Do you have a bachelor's degree & now want to be certified to teach?
  • Do you want to add another area of certification to your present certificate?
  • Do you need to know which tests are required for certification?
  • Are you finished with your BSE or certification program and need to apply for your certificate?
  • Are you ready to apply for your Level II certification?
  • How do you keep your certificate active?
  • Do you need a copy of your certificate?

The Answers Are Here!

Contact Information

Certification Office

Room 120 Stayer Hall
51 Lyte Road
Millersville, PA 17551
Phone: (717)871-7362
Fax: (717)871-7958

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