Important PDE Information for Elementary Education and Special Education Majors:
N-3 and K-6 Program Closures: Please be advised that Chapter 49 specifically prohibits PDE to certify candidates for the N-3 and K-6 certifications beginning on September 1, 2013.
PDE will only issue the new Pre K-4, 4-8 and Special Education Pre K-8 and 7-12 certificates beginning on September 1, 2013 for candidates that have completed an approved program.
All candidates in the N-3 and K-6 Programs must complete all certification requirements by August 31, 2013, including testing and submitting an application to PDE.
PDE will issue certificates to candidates whose complete applications are received by that date.
Please see your advisor for any questions or concerns.