Online Application

College of Education

West Chester University

302 Recitation Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Call: (610) 436-2321
Fax : (610) 436-3102


Online Application: Pennsylvania Public School Certification


  • Any WCU candidate seeking Pennsylvania Public School Certification


  • Online Pennsylvania Department of Education's (PDE) Teacher Information Management System (TIMS*)


  • Bachelor's or master's degree candidates: cannot apply before the month their degree will be conferred (ex. December graduates can begin applying December 1st)
  • Post-baccalaureate (non-degree) candidates: can apply during the month of program completion


  • $125


  • Before applying, complete the "intent" form online (Step 1*).
  • At completion of program move on to Step 2 (read/print step-by-step instructions) and Step 3.

Step 1 Intent *Fill out during the semester of program completion
Step 2 Bachelor's, Master's or Post Baccalaureate

Step 3  Apply Now!  


Answers to FAQ's

* TIMS's call center will be closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The call center will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 8:00am - 4:30pm. ( 717-PA TEACH (728-3224)).