Forms for Graduate Students

Below are graduate forms available for download in PDF and/or Word Document format. Please submit all forms to the Graduate Office, Taylor 105 unless indicated. For information or assistance, contact 215-572-2877 or email All forms are available in the Registrar's Office, Taylor 103.

Pennsylvania has recently changed certification requirements for several programs. Please be aware that you must complete the current N-3, K-6, SPED K-12, and Dual Certificate (K-6/SPED K-12) requirements by May 15th, 2013. This means that you must complete all coursework, student teaching and must pass all PRAXIS by the end of Spring 2013 semester. All completed certification applications must be submitted to Mary Kate McNulty by August 1, 2013 at the latest. After August 2013, Pennsylvania will NO LONGER be issuing certificates for the current N-3, K-6, SPED K-12, and Dual certificates (K-6/SPED K-12). Any incomplete coursework, PRAXIS , student teaching or application will result in students being required to apply for the new certificate which will involve taking new coursework.

It is recommended that you meet with your academic advisor to map out your current program and answer any questions you may have.  Time sensitive information from the Pennsylvania Department of Education will be posted on Blackboard and emailed to students.  Please remember to check your arcadia email account regularly.  


The Pennsylvania Department of Education has launched an electronic application system for teacher certification and is no longer accepting paper applications as of January 2012.  Candidates for certification are still required to submit a paper application (Instructional I & II application at the bottom of this page) to Mary Kate McNulty, Certification Officer, Graduate Studies, Taylor Hall, Room 105.  Once the paper application and required documents are submitted to the Graduate Office the electronic application will be processed.  The electronic application will take approximately 12 weeks for processing.  See the Teacher Certification Instruction for TIMS presentation below for information on the electronic process.

Teacher Certification Instructions for TIMS

Pennsylvania Department of Education Power Point

Praxis Series Test Requirements 2013-14
K-12, Secondary, Administrative, and School Counseling 

Pennsylvania Educator Certification Tests (PECT) 2013
PreK-4, Special Education PreK-8, Special Education 7-12

Praxis Middle School Tests 2013

Resources for Teachers

Praxis Tests

Clearances are required for all graduate education programs.  Information on clearances can be found at

General Forms

Act 48 Course Reporting   Online
Add/Drop Course Form*   Word Document
Change of Status   Word Document
Change of Name or Address*   Word Document
Dean's Letter Request   Word Document
Degree Completion** Online
ESL Request for Letter of Completion   Word Document
Graduate Assistant Application   Word Document
Graduate Assistant Voucher   Word Document
Graduate Course Withdrawal*   Word Document
Important Deadlines for Graduate Students   Word Document
Independent Study   Word Document
Independent Study Guidelines   Word Document
Leave of Absence Form
(Counseling Students Only)
  Word Document
Petition for Exception to Policy   Word Document
Petition for Exception to Policy Guidelines
Word Document
Special Status Application   Word Document
Petition for a Grade Review   Word Document
Petition for a Grade Review Instructions      Word Document
Transfer Credit Form   Word Document
Withdrawal from University   Word Document

*Submit to the Registrar's Office
**Not required for certification only programs

Degree Candidacy Forms**

Upon completion of 15 graduate credits (excluding transfer credit) students must make formal application to be a candidate for a degree. Requirements for candidacy are good academic standing and advisers signature. Academic advising appointment is recommended.

**Not required for certification only programs

Counseling/Psychology   Word Document
Master of Education/Master of Arts in Education   Word Document
Master of Education in Reading and TESOL   Word Document
Master of Arts in Humanities   Word Document
Master of Arts in English   Word Document
MA Health Education   Word Document
MS Health Education   Word Document
Master of Public Health   Word Document

Practicum Applications (Student Teaching)

Education Practicum
ED470, 471, 474, 520B, 579, 592, 674
PDF  Word Document 
Educational Leadership
(ED600, 639, 649)
PDF Word Document
Intern Program Application and Guidelines PDF Word Document
Reading Specialist ED595 PDF Word Document
Fieldwork in Education: ED583A PDF Word Document
Fieldwork: ED583B
(Prerequisite: PA Instructional I or II Certification)
PDF Word Document

AU Graduate Certificate Completion Forms

Upon completion of certificate program students must submit the form to the Graduate Office for processing. Completion requirements are good academic standing and matriculation in an Arcadia Graduate program.

General Technology   Word Document
Digital Design Word Document
Digital Literacy Word Document
Autism Endorsement (recognized by the PA Dept of ED) Word Document
PA Director's Credential   Word Document
Trauma: Clinical Basis of Treatment and Recovery Word Document
Child/Family Therapy Word Document
Finance   Word Document
Peace Education Word Document
Constitutional Studies   Word Document
Global Business Diplomacy Word Document
Entrepreneurship   Word Document
Leadership in Business   Word Document
Conflict Management and Restorative Justice Word Document
Applied Behavior Analysis   Word Document
Infant Toddler Mental Health   Word Document
Early Childhood Leadership   Word Document
Musculoskeletal Word Document
Secondary Transition   Word Document

Certification Applications are in PDF format

Certification Application Instructions
(Instructional I & II)

Certification Application Cover Sheet
(Instructional I & II)

Educational Leadership Certification Application
(Supervisory, Principal and Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility) 

Graduate Studies

Taylor Hall, Room 105

Office Hours:   
Monday - Thursday,
8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 215-572-2877

Fax: 215-572-2126

Mailing Address:
Arcadia University
Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies
450 S. Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038