• Insurance for Staff

    • Medical

    Highmark PPO Blue Cross/Blue Shield

    Questions:  contact the Reschini Group 1-800-442-8047

     

    • Dental

    Delta Dental PPO of PA

    Questions: contact Customer Service at 1-800-932-0783

    website:  deltadentalins.com

     

    • Vision

    Vision Benefits of America (VBA)

    Questions: contact Customer Service at 1-800-432-4966/option 5

    website:  vbaplans.com

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    Permanent Certification

           Overview

    • LEVEL II (permanent) CERTIFICATION: PDE has advised that educators waiting until the end of their six year period to submit their applications for Level II run the risk of a lapsed certificate. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT EDUCATORS SUBMIT APPLICATIONS FOR LEVEL II as soon as all requirements are met.
    • LEVEL I & LEVEL II CERTFICATION INFORMATION: Pennsylvania currently has two levels of certifications. A Level I certificate is considered a “temporary” certificate and is valid for a specific number of service years, during which time you must complete educational and service requirements. Upon completion of these requirements, the Level I may be converted to a Level II certificate, which is considered “permanent.” If the Level I certificate is not converted within its validity period, it will lapse. Educators cannot be employed in a Pennsylvania public school with a lapsed certificate.

      Requirements to Convert from Level I to Level II Certification

      • 24 post baccalaureate credits**

        Educators holding a Level I certificate, who were awarded their initial baccalaureate degree after October 1, 1963, must provide evidence of 24 semester hour post-baccalaureate credits, six of which must be associated with the area(s) of certification and/or designed to improve the professional practice, to meet the education requirement for conversion to a Level II certificate. Sealed transcripts of the post baccalaureate credits must be provided to PDE at the time of conversion.

        • Educators must have 3 years of satisfactory service on Level I.

        • Educator must possess at least six semi-annual evaluations of satisfactory performance on the Level I certificate in the area for which the certificate was issued.

        • Satisfactory service is verified via the Teacher Information Management System (TIMS) for schools provisioned to access TIMS or the PDE-338P form for non-provisioned educational entities.

        • Educators must complete an Induction Program.

        • Educators must provide a money order for $125.00 made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

        • Supervisor must complete a 427 evaluation form.

        Once all the requirements are met, the educator must apply for a Level II through TIMS. Please notify Human Resources prior to applying in TIMS. Human Resource will assist you with the process.