Graduate Forms

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 emailmcnulty@arcadia.edu. All forms are available in the Registrar's Office, Taylor 103.

Graduate Education Forms

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.  

TEACHER INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (TIMS) IS THE NEW ELECTRONIC PORTAL FOR PDE

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.  See the Teacher Certification Instruction for TIMS presentation below for information on the electronic process.  Graduate students are required to submit the Certification Analysis Sheet (this is the transcript evaluation done with the academic adviser) to Mary Kate McNulty, Certification Officer, Graduate Studies, Taylor Hall, Room 105. The electronic application will take approximately 4-6 weeks for processing.

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

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

Practicum Applications (Student Teaching)

AU Graduate Certificate Completion Forms

Certification Applications