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TIMS (Teacher Information Management System). Applying for your Teacher Certification. Physical For Certification Information. If you schedule your doctor appointment, to get a physical before your final GPA is posted, please use this link to the Health Certificate:

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Tims teacher information management system

TIMS (Teacher Information Management System)

Applying for your

Teacher Certification


Physical for certification information

Physical For Certification Information

If you schedule your doctor appointment, to get a physical before your final GPA is posted, please use this link to the Health Certificate:

http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/applications___forms/8649/health_certificate/1224647

You can then either submit the health form with the Coversheet after you submit your final application. Or upload the health certificate on your TIMS online application.


Registering for tims

Registering for TIMS


Please fill in the information your username and password will be created here

Please fill in the informationYour username and password will be created here.


Logging into your tims account

Logging into your TIMS account

  • Log back onto PDE website.

    • www.education.state.pa.us

      You will need to now click log in

    • Click the Teacher picture


Logging into your tims account continued

Logging into your TIMS account continued…

  • Click on the TIMS logo

  • Click on the TIMS logo again

  • Click the word here


Tims first time users

TIMS First Time Users

  • You will need to enter the following information:

    • Social Security Number

    • Date of Birth

    • Official First Name & Last Name

    • Click the continue button


Tims dashboard

TIMS Dashboard

  • You will now be in your TIMS account (dashboard)

  • Click on New Credential to start your application.


Tims application credential type

TIMS ApplicationCredential Type

  • Click the drop down menu button

    • Undergraduates, Post Baccalaureates and Reading Specialist will choose from the list Instructional 1 (61)

    • Master (Elementary/Secondary School Counselors and School Nurse) will choose Educational Specialist 1 (31)

    • Program Specialist (86) (ESL – English as a Second Language)

    • Supervisory Certificate and Curriculum & Instruction will choose Supervisory (76)


Tims application certification subject area

TIMS ApplicationCertification Subject Area

  • Click on the:

    Click here to select certification subject area to be requested

    If you are a dual major you will need to select both majors here. (EX: Special Ed/Elementary, Elementary /Early Childhood, Grades 4-8, Special Ed Pre K-8/Elementary Ed. Pre K-4, Special Ed Pre K-8/Grades 4-8, Math/Physics etc.)


Screen shot of the majors

Screen shot of the majors


Instructional areas ku certifies instructional 1 61

Instructional Areas KU CertifiesInstructional 1 (61)

  • Art K-12 (1405)

  • Early Childhood N-3 (2840)* (until 08/13)

  • Elementary K-6 (2810)* (until 08/13)

  • English 7-12 (3230)

  • Library Science K-12 (6420)

  • Mathematics 7-12 (6800)

  • Music K-12 (7205)

  • Reading Specialist K-12 (7650)

  • Social Studies 7-12 (8875)

  • Special Education N-12 (9225)* (until 08/13)

  • Visually Impaired K-12 (9290)* (until 08/13)

  • Biology 7-12 (8405)

  • Chemistry 7-12 (8420)

  • Earth & Space Science 7-12 (8440)

  • General Science 7-12 (8450)

  • Physics 7-12 (8470)

  • German K-12 (4420)

  • Spanish K-12 (4490)

  • Grades Pk-4 (2825) *

  • Special Ed. Pk-8 (9226) *

  • Grades 4-8 (3100) *

    • English Language Arts/Reading

    • Math

    • Science

    • Social Studies

      *DUAL CERTIFICATION WILL NEED TO APPLY FOR BOTH


Instructional areas ku certifies education specialist 31 program specialist 86 and supervisory 76

Instructional Areas KU CertifiesEducation Specialist (31), Program Specialist (86) and Supervisory (76)

  • Elementary School Counselor K-6 (1836)

  • Secondary School Counselor 7-12 (1837)

  • School Nurse K-12 (1890)

  • English as a Second Lang. (ESL) K-12 (4499) *Note you must already hold a Level 1 or 2 certificate

  • Supervisory Curriculum & Instruction (2915)


Esl supervisory and educational specialist only

ESL, Supervisory and Educational Specialist ONLY


Undergraduate only tims application

Undergraduate ONLY TIMS Application

Very important to answer these questions correctly.

The only time you will say yes to the first question (apply by testing alone) is once you receive you Initial Certification this is how you will add on a certificate.


Tims application background questions affidavit demographic

TIMS ApplicationBackground Questions, Affidavit & Demographic

Answer the background questions 1-7

  • Click on the box if you agree to the Affidavit

  • Click NEXT on top of the page

    Demographic information

    • Fill in your first, initial and last name etc.

    • Social Security (if not populated)

    • Gender and Birth date

    • Address (Home address not KU)

    • Email, phone numbers and Citizenship Status

      If granted a credential, I give permission to provide demographic information to prospective employers for the purpose of employment? Click YES or NO

      Click NEXT on the top of the page…


Tims application step 3 education information undergrads only

TIMS ApplicationStep 3: Education Information Undergrads ONLY

  • Select Kutztown University from the search list only!

    • Kutztown University 414064550

  • Contact Official – Tanya Faust

  • Did you receive any Degree/High School Diploma/GED while at this institution? YES

  • Then it will open up Degree Information

    • Bachelors

    • Date Conferred (Graduation Date) This can’t be done until the month you graduate

    • GPA (HAS TO BE YOUR FINAL GPA) DO NOT submit your application until you receive your final GPA.

    • Then CLICK here to add Major Subject Area (find your area(s) of the major subject your took at KU).

    • You will have to do this twice if you have a dual major/certification

  • Did you complete an Educator Prep. Program - YES

  • Then CLICK here to add Educator Prep. Program

    • Select to match your instructional 1 area. You will have to do this twice if you have a dual major/certification

      • Select program level – Undergraduate

      • Select program type – Traditional

  • Select attendance state date and End/Anticipated Graduation Date

  • Put in your final Program GPA - CLICK SAVE

  • Click Save and Next


Tims application step 3 post baccalaureate masters or school nursing

TIMS ApplicationStep 3: Post Baccalaureate, Masters or School Nursing

  • Please enter your Bachelor Degree University 1st…PDE wants this information.

    • Even if it is showing up on the screen already. If you are certified in another subject area please re-enter this information so they have everything they need. So add a new record do not EDIT the other one.

  • Did you receive any Degree/H.S. Diploma/GED while at this institution? Please answer Yes and list your Bachelors information.

  • Then it will open up Degree Information

    • Bachelors

    • Date Conferred (Graduation Date)

    • GPA (at your bachelors level)

    • Then CLICK here to add Major Subject Area

      Second Question –(Did you attend an Educator Prep. Program) – Answer NO. If you answer yes and already certified it will go back to that university for approval again.

      Click Save


Pbc masters and school nurse continued

PBC, Masters and School Nurse Continued…

Click ADD A NEW RECORD

  • Select Kutztown University from the search list only!

    • Kutztown University 414064550

  • Contact Official – Tanya Faust

  • Did you receive any Degree/High School Diploma/GED while at this institution? YES for Masters

    • No for Post Baccalaureates and School Nurses. Say YES to Educator Prep Program and see that bullet

  • Then it will open up Degree Information

    • List current completed course work.

    • Date Conferred (Graduation Date) This can’t be done until the month you graduate

    • GPA (HAS TO BE YOUR FINAL GPA) DO NOT submit your application until you receive your final GPA.

    • Then CLICK here to add Major Subject Area (find your area(s) of the major subject your took at KU).

    • You will have to do this twice if you have a dual major/certification

  • Did you complete an Educator Prep. Program - YES

  • Then CLICK here to add Educator Prep. Program

    • Select to match your instructional 1 area. You will have to do this twice if you have a dual major/certification

      • Select program level – Post Baccalaureate or Masters

      • Select program type – Traditional or non traditional

  • Select attendance state date and End/Anticipated Graduation Date

  • Put in your final Program GPA - CLICK SAVE

  • Click Save and Next


  • Tims application step 4 certification program provider survey

    TIMS ApplicationStep 4: Certification Program Provider Survey


    Tims application step 5 certification information

    TIMS ApplicationStep 5: Certification Information

    • This is only filled out if you hold a current teacher certification or need to add an out of state certification.

    • Click Next


    Tims application step 6 proof item details

    TIMS ApplicationStep 6: Proof Item Details

    This tells you what you need to send and Praxis/PAPA/PECT scores.

    This is where you can also upload your Health Certificate if you don’t want to mail it in with your Coversheet.


    Tims application summary

    TIMS ApplicationSUMMARY

    • This page is showing you what information you have typed into the application.

    • Also where you will see the fee payment and it should be $100.00. Even if you do not live in PA you are an in-state applicant because you went to a PA school.

    • Code of Conduct – Make sure you read and check the two boxes.

    • Click print if you want a copy of this page

    • Click Proceed to Submit


    Tims application payment and coversheet

    TIMS ApplicationPayment and Coversheet

    • Next is Payment Process which you can pay by Money Order or Credit Card.

    • Click Process Payment and Submit

    • Congratulations!!

    • Then you will see it will say:

      • Click here to print the coversheet

      • Print and/or Save

      • You will submit this Coversheet and IF you paid by money order to PDE. Address is on the bottom of the Coversheet.

      • You do not need to submit a transcript if that is listed.

      • Any questions contact Tanya Faust

        • 610-683-4332 or [email protected]


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