Mansfield University

Certification Program Application

 

Please review the special requirements needed to be eligible for one of our certification programs:

  • An applicant must have earned a bachelor's degree (not necessarily in Education) to be eligible for admission to one of these programs. The applicant must also have earned a 3.00 overall GPA or higher with the bachelor's degree or a 3.00 overall GPA as calculated on the last 48 credits from the bachelor's degree. An applicant not meeting these overall GPA requirements may enter as a non-degree seeking student. If the applicant reaches a 3.00 or higher overall GPA based on 12 credits completed as a non-degree student, he or she may then apply for a certification program. A non-degree student can take introductory-level Education courses required for the certification program but cannot take Upper Division Education courses until admitted to the certification program.
  • These programs do not lead to degrees. Upon completion of one of these programs, the student is eligible to apply for PDE certification in the given subject area.
  • In addition to these certification programs, we also offer bachelor's degrees (Bachelor of Science in Education or Bachelor of Music) in these areas:  Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Early Childhood and Elementary with Special Education, Secondary History Education, and Music Education. Applicants can choose to complete one of these four programs as a second degree student or choose to complete the corresponding certification program instead. A student must complete at least 30 credits through Mansfield after the first bachelor's degree to earn the second Bachelor of Science in Education or Bachelor of Music degree. Student teaching and observation/participation courses do not count towards the 30 credits. If a student chooses to complete the certification program and not a second bachelor's degree, he or she needs to complete only those specific credits required for the certification program.
  • An applicant must already possess a PDE 7–12 certificate in any subject area in order to enter the General Science Education certification program.
  • An applicant must already possess a PDE PK–4, K–6, or 5–8 certificate in order to enter the Special Education certification program.

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You cannot submit this application. You must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident to be PA certified.





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Mansfield University is honored to waive the application fee for all active military. Please note if you see language asking you to pay your fee, you may disregard those messages.
Mansfield University is honored to waive the application fee for all military veterans. Please note if you see language asking you to pay your fee, you may disregard those messages.
Mansfield University is honored to waive the application fee for all reservists. Please note if you see language asking you to pay your fee, you may disregard those messages.

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