Office of Teacher Certification (OTC)

Welcome to the Office of Teacher Certification!  Our office is responsible for many functions that relate to current students and the support of our teacher-education programs. For example:

  • We are the liaison to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE)  (which includes TIMS, the PDE Program Major Review, Act 48 and Professional Development). 
  • We collect Clearances for all programs in which students go out to schools for experience. 
  • We place our students in field experiences including student/intern teaching experiences. 
  • We support the Student Teacher Orientations and host the Capstone Program. 

Frequently needed forms: