Pennsylvania Teacher Reciprocity Agreements

Through the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement, Pennsylvania allows individuals who have completed a teacher preparation program, or who have already become teachers in other states, to be awarded Pennsylvania teaching certification through reciprocity. Requirements of candidates through reciprocity are the following:

  • Been awarded a baccalaureate degree.
  • Completed a state-approved teacher education program, including a supervised student teaching experience, leading to a comparable or broader certificate in the member state.
  • Received the recommendation from the certification officer at the college or university on an application form designated by this Bureau.
  • Complied with all ancillary requirements, including Pennsylvania tests and 3.0 GPA. Six credits in math and six credits in English are also required for full certification.
  • Met all Pennsylvania requirements related to citizenship as well as moral, ethical and physical/mental fitness.

For more information about the process of earning teaching certification through reciprocity, explore the Pennsylvania Department of Education website, or call 717-728-3224.

The following are member states of the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement who have signed reciprocity agreements with Pennsylvania.

Alabama Kansas New Hampshire Tennessee
Arizona Kentucky New Jersey Texas
Arkansas Louisiana New Mexico Utah
California Maine New York Vermont
Colorado Maryland North Carolina Virginia
Connecticut Massachusetts North Dakota Washington
Delaware Michigan Ohio West Virginia
Florida Mississippi Oklahoma Wisconsin
Georgia Missouri Oregon Wyoming
Hawaii Montana Rhode Island  
Idaho Nebraska South Carolina  
Illinois Nevada South Dakota