Teacher Certification Pathways

An education with an advantage
Bring your passion and experience into the classroom. If you have your bachelor's degree, start down the path to Pennsylvania teacher certification today.

Within Your Reach

An education with an advantage

Wilson's teacher certification pathways are respected and affordable options for bachelor's degree holders to become teachers in a short time.

Advantages That Stand Out

Our goal is to meet your needs


Credits from your undergraduate degree amd work/life experiences may apply toward the pathway requirements -- shortening the time it takes to get your teaching certification.

Affordable and Competitive

Wilson's tuition and fees are affordable and financial aid is available for those who qualify. Additionally, if you are eligible for the intern track, you could earn a teaching salary while taking your coursework. 


Since most of our students are working full-time or part-time and have personal responsibilities, the pathways offer most classes in the evening or online.

Additional Programs

Wilson College also offers certification programs in undergraduate education and graduate education. 

Teacher Intern Pathway (TIP)

Wilson’s Teacher Intern Pathway is a program for those with bachelor’s degrees who want to get certified to teach in an accelerated time frame.
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Teacher Online Pathway (TOP)

Teacher Online Pathway is an online program for bachelor's degree holders who want to work toward Pennsylvania teacher certification but don't live within driving distance of the Wilson College campus.
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Foreign Language Intern Pathway (FLIP)

This intern only program is for candidates with a bachelor's degree, currently teaching a foreign language and seeking PA certification in that particular language.
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Wilson met every expectation I had when acquiring my teaching certification. Everyone cares about your success and wants to hear your success stories.
Dirk Brown '19, Special Education, Susquenita School District
Wilson College's TOP program is perfect for the working professional. It offers the opportunity to complete a teaching certificate without the fear of losing employment opportunities in the field of education. Teachers are in huge demand right now, and this program allowed me to meet by academic goals as well as easily secure a position right after graduation.
Richard Martinez '20, Biology, Commonwealth Charter Academy
Wilson College changed my life and allowed me to complete my dreams of being a public educator. They truly care about their students and went as far as to send out job postings. I was very impressed with their ability to communicate and set high expectations.
Stephen Hafele '18, HPE, Central Dauphin School District
My experience in Wilson College's Teacher Online Pathway program was wonderful. I was able to gain valuable experience through internship and acquire a full-time teaching position at the same time.
Crystal Shaffer-Tomecek '20, Business, Conewago School District
As a full-time working mother of three, Wilson's TCP program was the perfect choice for me. The flexibility and supportive instructors made the experience manageable.
Ashley Hershey '21, Business, Eastern Lancaster County School District

Teacher Certification Program News

Wilson College recognizes and celebrates the 101 students who earned Pennsylvania teacher certification this year. Our Teacher Certification Pathways program is popular with working professionals who want to earn their teacher certification at their ...
TOP completer, Benjamin Semple '20,
TOP completer, Benjamin Semple '20, ML Science, North Creek Academy, Calif. Teachers from out-of-state can now earn Pennsylvania teaching certification through Wilson College’s innovative Teacher Online Pathway (TOP). Convenient, flexible and afford...
Fifty students completed the Wilson College Teacher Certification Pathways program. TCP completers are: Jennifer Bair, Michael Buchheit, Michiyo Buckwalter, Heidi Buffington, Ryan Chamberlain, Brooke Clugh, Chalfant Conley, Rebecca Cortes, Darcie Cr...